I am a federal employee who actually came to work Oct 1 2013 and was told I would still report and would possibly get retoactive pay. I am sick of this nonsense. Department of Defense already took 20% of our pay and we are barely getting a decent paycheck from the March furlough only to endure this MESS!!! I am fortunate to come to work but I am a single mother of 3 little children and like so many others we have families to feed and take care of. I wanted to put down money to purchase a new car but I couldnt do that because of the govt taking 20% of my pay. People are stuggling out there and it's NOT ENOUGH for the President and Congress to say we feel sorry for them. My kids have to go through these deployments with their father then you take our pay then for some of us YOU SHUT DOWN?? Really? What really matters is when you come out of your pocket to help because feeling sorry is NOT ENOUGH when we are trying to explain to our kids why their father wont be back for a year or more or why we might be getting evicted or why we cant plan a decent vacation or for some of us why they can't eat...while the president and congress are eating dinner with their families planning vacations to places some of us have never heard of we will be struggling waiting on a paycheck. It would really be a blessing if the president and congress immediately came out of their pockets instead of their mouths and forked over some of this money. I am trying to be a good mother setting an example for my kids...You eat what you kill...work hard for whatever you have but it seems like I am working hard only for someone to take it away. I wanted to plan a nice vacation for my children, buy a new car because the one I have is giving up on me and at least make sure my kids have a great Birthday but now I have to focus on keeping food on the table. IF THEY ARE REALLY GOING TO HELP US LET IT BE MORE THAN WORDS COMING OUT OF THEIR MOUTHS LETS SEE SOME ACTIONS...I AM FED UP!!!! I like President Obama...I dont agree with all his decisions because you can't win them all but for the most part he is doing a great job but there has to be some compromise on both ends here...LET THIS PRIDE GO
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