If you’re anything like me, there are some things that you just love about life on or near a military base. One of mine is our proximity to services the base offers that make my life just a tiny bit more comfortable. The childcare, the mental health help, the concerts, the gyms – all of it has a special place in my MilSpouse heart.
Which is why when Congress spends a lot of time debating what portions of those programs they are going to cut, I feel a little uneasy. And I know I am not alone in that.
The people who are doing the debating are really loud. They shout their message of pending Defense budget doom from the mountain tops, and it’s becoming impossible not to pay attention. And even though I have plenty of other things to worry about, such as our upcoming deployment and making sure my little boy doesn’t have an emotional meltdown when his daddy goes away, I find myself spending a lot of time considering the “what if’s” of sequestration – the giant word assigned to this budget cuts process.