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Hard to say.

DS is a public school teacher. Tenure is meaningless now--he's at the mercy of his students' intelligence, motivation, and states of mind and health on NCLB test day, He used to have secure employment; now he doesn't. Although he contributes 11% of his gross salary into his pension, I suppose they could still cut his pension. He started teaching at age 21 and could retire at full pension at age 58. Now no matter what age you started, full pension is age 60. His GF is also a teacher, perhaps more secure as a phys Ed/health teacher.

DD earns a modest living as a social science researcher, but her husband is a cancer researcher who makes 3/4 of their income or more. If govt funding is greatly reduced, his income goes down with it.
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