Government Shutdown, What?

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The government shutdown ain’t gonna shut us down!

What has transpired within our government is unfathomable. Our families, friends and community have been negatively affected in so many ways.

Last month we advertised the below for all VIP Beauties that are Federal workers. We are community. What affects one of our VIP members, affects us all.

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The United States federal government shutdown of 2018–2019 occurred from midnight EST on December 22, 2018 until January 25, 2019. It was the longest U.S. government shutdown in history. And the second federal government shutdown involving furloughs during the presidency of Donald Trump.

The partial government shutdown has not only left people without critical services and thousands of federal employees without a paycheck, it also is costing you money.

While estimates vary, shutdowns overall tend to cost, not save, money.

The costs comes in many forms:

  • Money spent for work not done
  • Lost revenue that has to be made up from other sources
  • Expenses associated with planning for and executing a shutdown
  • Penalties the government pays for not making timely payments to vendors and states while agencies are closed

A federal government shutdown hurts the economy as a whole – which costs us all!

So, thank you to everyone that came out and supported the cause. We hope you were as touched as we were by your love and light.

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