Congress, Take This Job and Shove It
More than 16 years ago, I committed to the job of being the wife of a soldier. 11 years ago, I re-committed to the job of being the wife of a soldier, this time during wartime. A time when my soldier would have a deployment tempo that would have him gone almost half my 12 and 10 year olds' lives. I was committed. And I committed my children to the job of being the children of a soldier. But, now? You can take this job and shove it. Congress is no longer populated by people who come and go. It is populated with career politicians, people who truly cannot understand what it is like in every day America.
People so out of touch with reality that they don't understand what not getting paid can do to a family. What millions of federal workers are going to have to do to survive without a paycheck, one that may never come. What not getting paid can do to a person's credit. People so out of touch with reality that they don't truly grasp that the majority of Americans live pay check to pay check. And many of those are federal workers.
People so out of touch with reality that they don't understand what not getting paid does to your disposable income. What shutting off the income of millions of people all at once can do to an already damaged economy.
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