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    Posted October 1, 2013 by
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    Shutdown over: What next?

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    Shutdown Impact


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     McNallyk is an electrical engineer with the U.S. Navy in San Diego. 'My family is significantly impacted by this shutdown and I wanted the politicians to know that they are hurting the families of dedicated and hard-working civil servants. I know that both parties believe they are doing the right thing, but this shutdown is not a necessary result of political impasse. If I had my wish, they would allow us to continue working through a Continuing Resolution. They can take up their political differences with the full appropriation law or the debt ceiling deadline while allowing the government to continue functioning under a continuing resolution.'
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    I am an engineer that has supported the Navy and Marine Corps for 26 years and have always given 100% to ensure that our military has the best capabilities in the world. Most of the people I work with have gone above and beyond to give the Navy and USMC our very best, especially during the many years or wartime. Due to sequestration and previous furloughs, I have already lost $10,000 of income this year and completely depleted my family's savings account. Now I am being furloughed again and this follows three years of frozen pay. I am worried for my wife and two young children because I cannot pay the bills if this shutdown continues. I do not blame one party or the other, I am sure they both think they are doing the right thing, but I worry they do not know the pain they are causing for the families of dedicated and hard working civil servants.
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