Does this ever come up in your family discussions?

My mom has married a individual in the military and we have been talking more and more often about a lack of money we are experiencing do to the government shutdowns. We are unable to buy a new living room set anywhere, the dining room furniture is pathetic, we can’t get new carpet in our home that my parents bought four years ago and still to date have yet to get our stuff out of storage creating yet another bill of $200 every month. Is anyone else having the same problems as we are having and if you’re not, what advice can you give my family and I