- Posted October 2, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Shutdown over: What next?
Time to give Americans a Voice
I have actually taken the time to review the comments of real people who will be affected if Obama Care is changed or shutdown. I have seen and heard the voices of those affected by the current Furloughs.
One of those real people, is my Son, a United States ARMY Soldier. Obama signed an act saying this will not affect our Military getting their paychecks. What He didnt tell you, was that our Soldiers Commisaries and Base PX's are getting shut down across the Nation. What He didnt tell you is Soldiers are going to be given Furloughs until the shut down is resolved. AND What He didnt tell you, is the Soldiers are being advised that their Oct.1st paychecks may be their last FULL pay until the White House issues are resolved.
The President said that the Obama Care will only support 15% of Americans, but yet 800,000 workers are furloughed.
If I was given just ONE Voice, Me a Mom on disability, with a Husband that works hard and pays taxes, A Mom, the Mother to a Soldier, If I had a say....
I would cut the paychecks of the House, Senate, Congress and the President, so they suffer with the 800,000 other that THEY have put out of work. The lawmakers should not be allowed to go home to their families until they decide the Nations fate. ( Jurors dont get to leave a Jury room until they have unaminously reached a decision). My opinion on Obama Care. Well since my Husband will have to pay a higher premium, and we will have higher expense associated with a transplant and other necessary care, Obama Care should be revised so that the hard working Americans dont pay more to insure those that cant get insurance. Did you know that if you are not enrolled in an insurance plan, or Obama Care that your 2012 tax return will be affected negatively.
To balance the budget, where Hard working Americans arent paying for Obama Care, The Government created it, THEY need to pick up the tab for it. I know and undrstand the debt ceiling. So to fund Obama care start cutting other programs. Welfare needs a hard reform. People are spending food stamps on drugs. It should be similiar to the WIC program where they HAVE to but necissities. NASA needs huge cuts. Kids dying from cancer could care less on the human bodies reaction to gravity. Start using US resources, That will cut alot of the taxes from im ports and transportation costs. Funding for Scientific research needs to be limited to what DIRECTLY affects Americans, cancer breakthroughs and curing diseases. Raise the alcohol tax, nation wide. Alcohol related deaths are ranked in the top 3 for all fatal car accidents. Alcohol is a WANT not a NEED.
Our Government needs to distinguish between WANTS and NEEDS of the American people. If it isnt a NEED, then cut the funding. Teachers, required medicines, and securing the safety of the American people are NEEDS. Making sure our Veterans and People who have paid in and earned Social Security, are NEEDS. Giving health care, ammenities, or GOOD meals to innmates to prisoners, is not a NEED. Cut funding to prisons, prisoners, so they have the bare necissities.
I AM AN AMERICAN, I HAVE A VOICE, and I am entitled to Freedom of Speech. I am outraged, as are Millions of Americans, at the Governments inability to work together, find mutual ways to cut spending, and revise Obama Care.
Working together and finding compermise, and coming up with solutions that benefit the AMERICAN people is crucial. The AMERICANS elected, and will decide in a few years wether or not to re-elect those making decisions in our Nations Capitol.
YOU HAVE A VOICE, STAND UP, and MAKE yourself heard.
My Voice is not just for me, it is for the generation of my Children, pictured.
I AM THEIR VOICE, THE GOVERNMENT IS DICTATING THEIR FUTURE.