- Posted October 2, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Shutdown over: What next?
As a U.S. citizen, I feel that it is my right to have my voice heard, so I send this message to Washington. What I would first like to address is that I am a nineteen year old girl in college who does not know a whole lot about the government. However, I have done a fair share of reading about our government shutting down, and I do have things I want to point out.
First of all, what is wrong with our government? Why is our House refusing to fund our government unless money is stopped going towards ObamaCare? You guys, that’s 15% of the population that doesn’t have coverage you’re affecting. I understand that ObamaCare has negative and positive effects on the country, and you don’t agree with them, but you’re throwing a ridiculous tantrum by blackmailing the Senate. Again, why?! Stop it. Just, stop. You’re costing the government even more money, 300 million dollars a day. Guess what? You don’t have that money. In fact, to pay that money back, you’re using money that doesn’t even exist. The longer you prolong this shutdown, the worse it’s going to get.
I would also like to address the Senate. I’ve read that a few of you in the Senate have refused to get up and discuss this with the House. I’m not sure how things go down in the government, but refusing to talk this out and reach a compromise because you won’t get off your ass to do it, is ridiculous. Stop being stubborn, spoiled babies, grow some, and get to it. You’ve got a financial crisis on your hands, figure it out! As Democrats and Republicans, it is difficult to come to a compromise when things like deciding on a budget and dealing with ObamaCare come into play, but you need to get over yourselves. This isn’t about what the Senate and the House want, this is about what the country needs, and you guys might have forgotten us little people out here, you’re average American citizens. Yeah, I wouldn’t stand a chance if it came to a debate between me and a representative of the House or the Senate, they’d shoot me down in thirty seconds, but I am angry with the decisions you’re making. I have a right, I have a voice. So does everyone else. Get your acts together and fix this problem.