Government employees are held to high standards when it comes to staying current on their bills to avoid poor credit ratings and potential revocation of security clearances. We need to ensure that federal employees are able to work if we are going to properly support the Warfighters who defend our nation's security. I have a friend who spent almost two years trying to clear up an inquiry which may have otherwise resulted in the revocation of his security clearance (and possibly job termination) if he did not have a steady income to pay his creditors. Now with a very strong credit rating and a healthy debt to income ratio, my friend and his wife were able to close on their first home this past Monday (September 30, 2013). It was disheartening to wake up to news that our Republican lawmakers have a double standard and are sabotaging the futures of almost one million families over one law that they probably wish their party was responsible for. Where is THEIR financial responsibility/integrity and do they not realize that their antics pose a threat to national security if federal employees fall behind on their obligations? I don't think that the Republicans understand the ripple effect. Our nation's credit rating is on the line. The credit ratings of thousands of federal employees are on the line as well. Can the American people request that our lawmakers sign furlough letters on Friday if we don't agree with their response to the Affordable Healthcare Act? What point are they trying to prove here?
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