Friday, April 08, 2011

The Shutdown is looming how will it effect you?

I have talked a little bit in the past couple of days about how the Government's shut down will effect me and my family, so now the question is how will it effect you?

Have you even taken the time to think about the long term consequences of this shutdown and how it will effect you and your loved ones?

Ponder this... if you own a small business where military members, and government workers are patrons, you can expect that they will not be in to shop over the next several weeks, as they will not get paid and will not have money to spend in your small business.

If you are an owner of a rental home, you can expect that if you rent it to a military member or government worker, they may be calling you and asking you for an extension on their rent, which I pray that you are understanding and you will grant them this extension, since not having the money to pay the rent is NOT their fault at all.

If you own stocks in service or commercial companies that depend on people buying goods in said companies, think about this... your bottom line will go down, because government workers and military members will not be shopping.

If you work in retail or grocery, expect your hours to be cut, because government workers and military members will not have their paychecks to come and spend. Thereby effecting your bottom line.

If you are in the process of buying or selling a home, expect it to be put on hold, as no one will be around to approve the Government subsidized loans.

If you are planning a vacation to the National Cherry Blossom Festival in DC, or to a National Park, forget it, because they will all be shut down.

If you have questions or claims about your social security, or VA benefits? Hold them, because no one will be around to process your claims, or answer your questions.  
Don't preach at me about being too dependent on the Government, and how we as a family should get over it. My husband works good long hours trying to help keep this country safe. He does not just expect someone to cut him a check for doing nothing. Ultimately this shut down will hurt all Americans, not just those of us who work for the government.

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