I am married to a retired veteran with PTSD, COPD and various other issues due to serving in the 1st Gulf War. He was there when his country needed him and served it proudly, never waiving from his belief in this country, he has flown the US Flag since the day I met him. He has never bashed this country nor his military ever and now the government is failing him greatly. If this shutdown continues it is being said that we will not receive any compensation on Nov 1. He fought with extreme bravery in the War and wanted to go to Afghanistan when we went there until I put my foot down. Congress people putting their money into escrow will still receive it later, donating it to charity is silly, give it to the treasury! I sincerely believe the Military Retirees and disabled Veterans pay should be an amendment to the Constitution so they would never have to worry about their livelihood and add stress to an already taxed mind. It is Unconscionable the way all of you are behaving. The affordable act was actually a Republicans idea in the first place (Mitt Romney for you uninformed)! It has been voted in, budgeted, gone through the Supreme Court. GET OVER IT! I have never ever been so ashamed to be an American as much as I am at this time.
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