If the government shuts down my family will be screwed. We have worked hard this last year to get our head above water. We have finally been saving what little we have left over after our bills are paid. We are living on privates pay. Which is not much. Truly. You can click that link and see the base pays. Do we get entitlements yes. We get overseas pay which really isn’t all that much. We also get health care. Not completely free we have to pay for me and the children to be on it. We don’t have co pays though. We get a food allowance. Anyone know anything about a man who does PT daily and works hard? Then add in two growing children. That 300.00 doesn’t go far in this house. Even when rationing.
We live check to check. While we have cut everywhere we can, we still are just above the surface. We don’t own credit cards because well they would cause more debt. If we don’t have the money than we don’t do it. While some look at us like we have two heads it is our choice. We also are a one income family. I know everyone says get a job. They are hard to come by here overseas. Not only that I have two children with disabilities. Which require me to be with them for appointments and therapies.
I can name about 30 other families in the same situation as us. I am sure there are thousands more. I think what gets me is that is congress will still get paidfor not doing their job.Yet my husband and 1,000 of other will have to work for free or rather on an IOU basis. So should I tell my creditors who will be calling so sorry but the government can’t get their shit together so I can’t afford it. What aggravates me in that video is Representative Ron Paul said “we adjust and landlords adjust” Really because for many it will come to the fact do we pay and get evicted or do we feed our children? Linda Sanchez who makes more than I am sure what our salary is says she can’t afford to not get paid. I am sure she has a nest egg. Ours a whooping 500.00 because we have been paying off what debt we have. I am pretty sure its safe to say our Congressmen and Women are not hurting like many of us are.
I say we send them to work for FREE in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya. These soldiers not only have to worry about staying safe and getting home to their families but now we have the added to the stress that they won’t be paid. Thank you for laying your life on the line but you will be receiving an IOU for your services. This is insane. This is from Stripes Military Newspaper “Rank-and-file House members and senators make $174,000 a year, with the leaders of each party making more. Boehner receives $223,500. President Barack Obama’s annual salary is $400,000.” Yet US Soldiers make to much.
This reality scares the hell out of me. Yeah we get back pay but that is only after a budget is passed. We are a single income family. We were finally making head way. We have reached out to creditors and told our story trying to move payment to the back of the loan. Noone will budge. This can affect our credit report. This will affect us being above water. I feel for other families in our situation. While I am thankful we have military housing. It doesn’t mean we don’t have bills and debt. Car insurance alone in germany is triple than what we pay in the states.
Hoping our Congress can come to their senses that they are screwing with peoples lives right now. That is not OK! None of this is OK.