To the members of Congress,
Wednesday I wrote to you about the government shut down. It is day four of said shut down, and yet, there still is no budget and none in sight. How does that work? I have a few more questions. Why has congress as a whole waited for five years to pass an actual budget? Five years? What are you, one of my representatives, going to do about it? What is congress going to do to help your voters like me, who are furloughed because of this government shut down? Thanks to the government’s continued shut down, I’m worried about how I’m going to pay my bills. Do you think the electric and water companies will understand that I can’t pay my bills? No sir, they will surely shut off my power and my water without blinking an eye. This, as you know, would lead to more expenses. I have filed for unemployment insurance and I found out that I have to wait a full week before I can complete my unemployment file. I’m sure I’ll have to wait even longer to actually get the funds. I realize this may not seem urgent to you, as you have the comforts of having a paid job, a better-than-most health insurance policy and other benefits. However, it is your job to get our government funded with a BUDGET so that we can stay on budget and meet our responsibilities. DON’T allow the outrage of those on the left and the threats by the senate determine the direction of this country. Our debt is already too high and we need to be responsible with it, just as I am responsible with my own budget. I don’t want to spend the rest of my adult life paying down debts that I didn’t vote for nor make. I appreciate your efforts to continue to fight for what is right for this country and implore you to reach out to your constituents to do what is right for the military families. OPEN the commissaries so I can go back to work.
retweet, let Congress know this won’t stand
I can be just as immature as you
My answer: skip-tothegoodpart
The United States doesn't negotiate with terrorists right? Why would we negotiate with the GOP? They're holding the government hostage, not Obama. Obamacare is a law, the republicans don't agree but this doesn't give them the chance to pretend they won the election. Please understand what you are saying before making comments about the Democratic Party or Obama. He run on the platform of universal healthcare and was elected TWICE. Obamacare is what Americans want, not a GOP hostage situation.
To be honest, I could probably school all you knuckleheads one by one on how laws work and why Obamacare is the equivilent of expensive toilet paper, but alas I have actual work to do so I can pay for all your Obamacare subsidies. So, with that being said, I’m going to use you as a patsy for every other dimwit coming on here spouting off like a complete ignorant simpleton. Here are the highlights that you should read and educate yourself on because you’re not doing yourself any favors by talking about things you have no comprehension about.
• The Republicans did not shut down the Federal Government, the Senate Democrats did.
• Here is a friendly list of many famous bills that became law but later were overturned in our short American history. Because, believe it or not, some laws are bad and should be repealed, defunded or overturned.
• Congress had every authority to defund the healthcare bill despite it being a law.
• Here is how Obamacare was actually passed through backdoor procedure and trickery by the Democrat majority leaders.
• Here is a great list of unintended consequences from the poorly written Obamacare bill.
• The Affordable Care Act isn’t so affordable.
• The majority of Americans oppose Obamacare according to like…every poll.
• Obama DID NOT run on Universal Healthcare,; in fact, he was opposed to the Obamacare mandate before he even signed it into law.
Oh, and if the President is such a good guy? Why isn’t he negotiating with House Republicans like his predecessors in the Oval Office did before him during a government shutdown?
This guy is good, and this response is great.
To the members of Congress,
My name is Raechel. I work for the Defense Commissary Agency. I am one of the projected 800,000 workers that were put on furlough effective yesterday due to the fact that the budget has not been passed. I’m sure am not the first to write on this issue, but I guarantee this won’t be the last. Thanks to being furloughed I don’t have any source of income, don’t have insurance, and can’t find employment. I’m writing you to beg you, please, please work something out so that I don’t have to worry about going completely broke. I am one of the Americans that actually want to work and don’t want to depend on entitlement programs like unemployment. I am fortunate enough to have family to help me, but I know that a lot of my co-workers are not that lucky. You and your colleagues, Republicans, Independents, and Democrats alike aren’t getting any where squabbling. On top of that, you are still getting paid, while my co-workers and I are out of work. Surely you can see that this isn’t right at all. We’ve already had to be furloughed once this year and still haven’t received back pay for it and now I hear we may not be receiving back pay for this shut down. This is wrong, if you weren’t paid for this indefinite amount of time, wouldn’t you want to be paid back so that you can actually live? Please consider what I have written and what others have written regarding this matter, open the government back up so the people that actually want to work, can.
If only it were that simple *rolls eyes*
(Source: emclainable, via lulz-time)
Going to visit my parents in Gatlinburg last week has made me realize so much that I have learned in the two years since I’ve graduated college.
1. You find out who your friends are.
I mean it, when you leave campus, and its only Facebook messages and texts it gets difficult for the both parties (you and that one friend(group of friends) to keep in contact as much as you like. Then when something comes up you always find that one friend/friends that is going to be there no matter what. This is not to call anybody out by any means, its just an observation.
2. You cherish the times you can have with your friends
With everyone starting their careers and lives and getting married and having kids its HARD to hang out with your friends constantly. I’ve learned to really cherish the time that I do have with them. I enjoy spending time with them and it doesn’t matter what we do, we could just be hanging out at their apartment or going to a wedding.
3.You notice how much money you spend….and its a weird feeling
The first time I noticed how much it cost to live on my own was when I moved to Clarksville, it was eye opening and made me feel broke lol. This also taught me how to save as much as I could for as long as I could so that when I eventually do want to get a certain thing or go out somewhere I can actually afford it.
4. Enjoy the little things
Like the library, yeah I said the library, I go there to get movies, books, and music. The library here is a good escape and its free. Listening to music is a big thing for me, and watching movies, and beautiful days.
5. Don’t worry about what others think about you.
It took me a while to figure this one out because I always wanted to “fit in”, but it wasn’t until I decided that if it didn’t directly affect me or concern me then I shouldn’t worry. People’s opinions about me are their business, they don’t know everything about me, so it doesn’t matter.
6. Pray daily
Yeah, I said it, pray daily, and I mean it. I talk to God constantly, and I really believe He hears me when I talk and pray and I always feel better when I do. Before I was saved and baptized, I was a certified mess complete with anxiety attacks, nervous breakdowns, and sob fests yeah it was bad. I was mainly frustrated because I felt lost. Now I don’t feel as lost.
7. When things get bad, take a deep breath and think happy thoughts
(and when available look up a good Bible verse)
8. Count your blessings and thank God for them
This goes along with 6, I used to pray to God when things got bad in my life, but its difficult for me to admit that I don’t thank Him all the time.
9. Being single isn’t a crime
Contrary to popular belief, we don’t need a relationship to be happy. Being single is a good thing. It frees you to do more like go on a mission, do outreach, and things like that. It also helps you figure out what you want in a guy and what you don’t want in a guy so that when the right guy comes along you’ll know it, maybe not at once, but hey love at first sight isn’t for everyone.
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