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We are at a critical junction as a nation. This may be out last chance to get it right.
Too many times we failed to make the right turn.
What needs to be known and understood about the partial shutdown.
#shutdownStory #SchumerPelosiShutdown
There have been 20 shutdowns in history going back to 9/30/1976.
Happy Bicentennial! 😒
The dirty little secret; if congress actually did its job, passing an annual BUDGET, timely every year, these “CRs” (continuing resolution) would not be needed nor any “stop gap” measures.
In the past 40 years we have averaged a shut down every other year. The current shutdown will be the longest, 20 days in now, only 2 more days to beat 21, that also straddled new years, 12/5/1995 to 1/6/1996 the to be second longest shutdown dates.…
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It’s #shutdownstory time!

I have over 30 yrs with the government, 22+ yrs with the US Coast Guard. My husband is retired military and a DOD employee. We’re comfortable, paying cash for our son’s community college, 4 cars, fun vacations.
The lead-up to the shutdown, my boss tells me to pull back my use/lose annual leave. No, it’s okay! The govt won’t shut down!

Yeah, joke’s on me.

Week 1 feels normal since I was on leave. However, we tell our son that his Christmas present is his community college tuition.
Week 2: Feelings of dread start kicking in. My 16 year-old New Beetle is rear ended. I tell my hair guru no cut today, just color. Pay $350 for college text books (used & rentals).
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