Essay On Life After The Government Shutdown

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As I watched my daughter sleep in her crib not having a care in the world, my heart filled with despair. Not being able to provide for my daughter Ava hurt me so bad I cried myself to sleep that night. I stood in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children for almost three hours the day before the government shutdown. I watched my mother rely on the government to take care of us and I followed in her footsteps. I wish I would have been paying attention to the news when they were talking about problems happening between the democrats and republicans. WIC was all I had to feed Ava and for the government just to shut down without caring angered me. I recently got laid off and I already had low income. What was …show more content…
Its day three and the food is beginning to run low and bills are beginning to pile up. I finally got a call back today from the clerical job. They are willing to pay me thirteen dollars an hour. I have no choice but to take this job even if I don’t want to. I will have to work full time and in order to make ends meet. Finding a babysitter would add to the stress I am already experiencing, considering my baby is new born.
It is now day six of the shutdown and it doesn’t seem like they are making any progress. I am barely getting by. I feel like we have been taken hostage and we are victims. My mother is willing to help me with my daughter and she even said I could move in if I needed to. There is no point in me moving in with her with the government shutdown. She is losing her social security check, so she has to pick up a job. I now take it day by day because you never know what the government has planned.
It is now day ten and I may have to pick up another job. I really can’t afford to do that at this time. I have been having very sleepless nights and I am becoming overwhelmed. Dealing with a new born and working full time is hard because there is really no one to depend on to help me. All I can think about is how long this is going to last. What if I have to quit my job and stay with my daughter? I wish I could go down to the white house myself and help them come to a

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