- Posted October 2, 2013 by
Port Jefferson, New York
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Shutdown over: What next?
Money Running Out
I'm a federal IT contractor who has been effectively furloughed as well. In my case as well as my fellow contractors we are burning through our personal days and when that runs out my employer will float us another -40 hours. After that is exhausted we will be on "Leave Without Pay". Basically I will be filing for state unemployment benefits and most likely taking an early withdrawal against my 401K which is supposed to be used for retirement. That is what my employer has agreed to do. I can't say what other companies are doing or not doing.
This is all due to Ted Cruz and his band of Tea Party terrorists who are holding our country hostage and trying to force their will on our country. This mad man doesn't even like what he calls "moderate Republicans". It is obvious the leadership in the House has failed from comments made by Republicans who are not in favor of these kind of tactics.
So while these "paid" terrorists are trying to melt down our country 800,000 federal employees and hundreds of thousands of federal contractors are left wondering how we are going to pay our bills and feed our families all because of the Tea Party's twisted ideologies.
This is NO WAY to run a government. Oh by the way I'm neither a Republican or Democrat. I vote for who I think will do the best job.