Military Wives Have a Right to Speak Out About the Government Shutdown

I am just livid about the comments on articles like this one: Food or rent? Soldier’s Wife Fears Government Shutdown.

Yes, a lot of these idiots are trolls but I am shocked at the vitriol being spewed by such a large number of commenters.

Here is my response to those who think military families are uneducated “moochers” living off of their tax dollars:

And for intelligent and articulate commentary on the shutdown, check out Krystel Spell of Army Wife 101 on MSNBC.

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  1. Trooppetrie says:

    people drive me batty, I often wish these people could live my life for a week. When I am sick my hero can not just take the day off to help me like most civilian jobs. thank you for posting this. I think everyone is stressed about the next few weeks and months and I do not understand why some people have to become ignorant during this time.
    I think we need to make sure that we are there for one another over the next few weeks and encourage one another.
    thank you so much for setting the record straight for all of those who have not educated themselves.

  2. vanya says:

    Thank you for this video. I am so frustrated with the stereotypes about military spouses and families. I just can’t believe that the Congress would put us through a government shutdown as well….

  3. Candace says:

    Thank you! Yes @TroopPetrie! If the military is such a plush gig, why aren’t those who are attacking military families signing up in droves for all these free handouts? You would think the way the civilian job market looks they would be rushing to such a boondoggle! There is a lot more I wanted to say but my son walked in and also I would have gone over 10 minutes!

  4. Krystel says:

    Candace this is soooooo awesome, I am so glad to have another spouse speak out on some of the morons who feel it’s ok to bash military and their families.

    Thank you for setting the record straight , now people will know.

    I am posting this up right now.

    Glad to know you and thank you for sharing my interview also :)

  5. Jackie says:

    Candace- You hit the nail on the head. The people that are criticizing the military have no idea what the life is like. Like you stated there are many of us wives that are college educated not sitting around making babies like they think. Also if that even were the case that happens in the civilian sector all the time, so why point the finger at military families.
    Great video.. thanks for speaking out on our behalf.

  6. jamie says:

    Thank you!

  7. Carmen says:

    Thank You for posting this. I was a service member and was a military spouse. I know both side and you did a great job explaining everything!

  8. Becky says:

    Thank you for posting this video as there are several people out there who have these views of the military. My husband was a recruiter for 3 years and when you join the rules have changed you are required to pass the ASVAB test, high school diploma, criminal background and credit check…

    As for the taxes the last time I checked his statement there were taxes, FICA and such being deducted from his pay… So he continues to make his contributions just everyone other American.

    I think there are too many people who think the military service members are uneducated I’m so sorry to disappoint you it’s just not so… My husband is currently working on his BAA degree because of the military…

  9. Ashley says:

    Thank you so much for this. I couldn’t have said it better myself.

  10. Too many people think military families get almost everything for free. They just have no idea that we really pay for a lot. They also don’t realize that not everyone is making the money of the generals they’re used to seeing on TV either.

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