Sad pathetic servants.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Well I am a bit uncertain about a few things. Some of you know that I work for good ole' Uncle Sam. And well, if you watch the news or surf the web I am certain that you know we are facing a furlough coming April 1st. That is 1 day a week for 22 weeks. This is going to be a HUGE cut for me alone. And not just me. Hubby also works for Uncle Sam. We will both be hit hard by these cuts.

I am really trying to remain positive and find something good of this even if it happens:
We get to spend an extra day together.
Get to sleep in one more day a week.
An extra workout day.
One less day of commuting and spending $ on gas.

But the negatives keep haunting me:
Or shall I say a lack of $$$$$$
I believe between the two of us we will lose approximately $800 a month, if not more. We are barely getting by as it is. I don't know where we are supposed to come up with another $800 a month. We cant sell our house because the economy sucks. Haven't had a raise in forever because we aren't Congress. We have to support our children. We are also helping to support my mother.

Yes we are blessed and have been allowed to afford more than some but literally, we are stuck in a house too far from work to be what and who we need to be for everyone we care about. This is my inheritance. Funny. My father was a wise investor. Very responsible. Look where it got him. I will be broke. People on welfare/unemployment/homeless will be better off than us.

Shall I say that I am also stressed? Grr. I mean, ya gotta laugh right? As long as we dont ruin Nancy Pelosi's good dignity but cutting her paycheck. Or those of the senators who struggle to make ends meet on their measly $174,000 per year. Poor poor public servants.

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    I will never understand why people think it's ok to cut the pay of people that can't afford it yet they won't do it to the people that can. Keep your chin up and try to enjoy your extra free time!
    1888 days ago
    I hear ya. Lost $200 a month in January because they didn't vote to renew the tax breaks on working american since they could raise taxes on the wealthy?!? PLEASE?

    I wish you the best of luck making this work. I know you will, you are a very resourceful person!
    1888 days ago
    I hear ya. I work for Uncle Sam, too!! I am so blessed that I'm on God's economy, though. He always takes care of His children. emoticon
    1888 days ago
    I feel for you. Trying to remember that God always takes care of us but we took a $1200 pay cut in Oct and just found out that we owe the government $2500 in taxes b/c we refinanced a house to cut the interest...very frustrating. I will say I have been able to cut back even more than I thought I could. Good you are seeing the positive. Maybe our representatives will get it together and you wont lose the day.
    1889 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    I live way below poverty level.. it is not easy,, every penny I find on the ground is a treasure to us. Then my hours got cut again.. not sure what we will do now..
    1889 days ago
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