I wasn't too worried at first; we were told the shutdown wouldn't affect the Veteran's Disability payments or Social Security Disability payments. Then I found out that if the shutdown continued, the money wouldn't be there for either payment. I wish we could tell our mortgage lender, the electric company, the phone company etc. that the payments have to wait for the government to start thinking about the people instead of themselves. My husband spent time being exposed to Agent Orange in Viet Nam, being exposed to ridicule when he got back, being exposed to radiation and chemotherapy when he came down with lung cancer after the Agent Orange, Now he's being exposed to stupidity and childish behavior from the people supposed to be representing him. Please, to all our senators and representatives, grow up! You are hurting the people that depend on you for a childish, playground feud. Yes, you can all turn down your checks for the month, but that does nothing to help us that depend on that monthly check that WE EARNED to pay our bills.
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