Theo can already see the online pay stub for his April 15th Army paycheck, and it's been cut in half...i.e., it's his pay for April 1-8 only, in anticipation of the shutdown at midnight tonight.
Congress will continue to get their paychecks. But my husband and his fellow servicemembers--including those putting their lives on the line in war zones while Congress bickers--will have to work without pay after midnight tonight.
"Freedom isn't free," one of my Army-wife friends posted to her Facebook status, "but it's on clearance. 50% off!"