My wife and I have had a trip planned to visit family for months now. On Tuesday morning, I was given my furlough notice to stay home and not collect a paycheck. If the shutdown does not end this week, we will have to cancel our trip and use the money to pay bills instead. I am so disappointed in our government leaders playing games with peoples' lives. They seem to be doing okay because they are still collecting a paycheck. Our politicians forget why they are there. They always say they are speaking for the American people but I don't remember them speaking to me about how I feel. I do appreciate my freedom in this country because I defended it for over 20 years. Please God, bless our country.
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