What The US Government Shutdown Means For Regular People

the us government shutdownLast week, on the 1st October 2013, the US began a partial shutdown and more than 700,000 federal employees face unpaid leave. So many people are wondering what the US Government Shutdown means for them and their life circumstances.

Essentials the shutdown was caused because the two houses of Congress failed to agree a new budget. More information on the specifics can be found here from CNN.

What The US Government Shutdown Means

First of all, this is a huge deal! It is the first shutdown in 17 years and it’s already having big knock on effects. The US Dollar fell in value last Tuesday.

From the outset, we can see who has been directly affected: the 700,000 federal workers leading to national parks, museums, federal buildings and services closing down!

This is a sad situation in what is already a very difficult economic landscape.

However, as we know from past economic troubles, this will also have a knock-on effect around society and even other countries as explained by the Guardian.

In some ways, I still cannot believe this is happening, that there are lots of hard working people who currently have to go to work “unpaid”.

Some of the specific departments that are affected by the US Government Shutdown are department of defense, energy, commerce, transportation and homeland security. What is going on?

A year ago, when I first started my home based internet business, I had a lot of opposition from those around me. Some people suggested that I work more on my consultancy business or even “get a regular job”. Well, at least a home based business is protected from these sorts of tragic economic situations. I am truly grateful today for what I am involved in.

There are numerous benefits to starting a home based business (and Being Your Own Boss), but rather than preach all the numerous benefits of “Network Marketing” and home based business, I will just provide a link here to Robert Kiyosaki’s “The Business Of The 21st Century” which explains everything.

I’m proud to be a Network Marketing coach and home based business owner, but my heart really does go out to people who caught up in this economic situation. Without wishing to exploit such a situation, I would recommend that people (at least take a look at) a different route amidst this economic chaos. The point is “jobs are difficult to acquire nowadays” and home based business is booming, particularly within Network Marketing. I explain here in this Youtube Video how beneficial Network Marketing is for ordinary people to earn an extraordinary income.

If you are caught up in the rat race or struggling with these economic times, I want to send out my support, good luck and best wishes to you. Please take a look at the book above and watch the video I have provided. You need to start thinking of alternatives.

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  1. Hi Nick!

    Great post! You brought up some points that are near and dear to me. Too many people depend heavily on the economy that is current, and when it’s not good, there is lots of complaining and tough situations for folks. Creating your own economy is smart! The Business of the 21st Century explains this perfectly…nice choice!

    To your continued success!

    • Hey Lisa!

      Great to see you here (everyone, you should check out Lisa’s Blog, She’s awesome!)

      Yes, the economy is so bad at the moment, and my heart really does go out to those people. We (people like me and Lisa) are here to demonstrate an alternative route to go down: creating a home based business that gives you time freedom and the lifestyle that you really want.

      Keep up the great work on your Blog Lisa. Such fantastic value!

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