Who can normally say they do a job purely because they enjoy doing it for the reasons it has to be done? I can. Right now though, I can't do my job. I am sitting at home because of the very people I depend on to help keep this country running have screwed up.... big time. If I had screwed up so big, you can bet I'd be sitting at home for real, yet, my members of congress have decided to play games with my life for what might be the last time. You see, the last screw up pretty much did me in before we ever got started. Who knows what's going to happen this time. My rental company may very well give me the bird for this one...the electricity company included...as well as the internet which my husband depends on to do what little bit of work he gets since the mismanaged economy started causing businesses to cut workers to save money. I am with the greater percent of Americans that believe Congress and Senate are acting like a bunch of overgrown children. Obama got up there and told y'all to keep the government open, that a great many lives depend on the budget you were supposed to pass that you failed to do. Now as a result of your insubordinance, you get to keep your job and your excessive salaries while people like me get to sit here and wonder how we will ever catch up again, if I will EVER be able to put back a penny for anything. If I had failed to follow the orders of those appointed over me when I proudly served my country, you can bet your bottom dollar I would have been kicked out on my can. That's what needs to happen in Washington. There needs to be a house cleaning like Congress and Senate has never seen before and there needs to be people appointed to run it with the welfare of the country and our citizens in mind. I would GLADLY volunteer for that job because I believe I could easily outshine any one of them, no problem. From what I've seen, it wouldn't be very hard to do. I proudly served my country for 10 years. Now I continue to serve in a different way but if this is what I get back from what I gave, then I'd have to say I'm about ready to turn my back on something I was once ready to give my life for simply because every time I have needed my country and my congress to be there for me, they turned their backs. What kind of money have you saved when I wind up in the welfare line?....when I want government assistance that I feel I am owed for what you've taken away? I will probably leave what I have known for so long now to see if I fare better in the "real world" as some like to call it for us. As if we don't live there already. I will give up doing something for my country that once meant so much to me because when I needed them to make the one decision that would affect me in a positive way, they couldn't see past arguing about something that has already been decided. What will the past ever bring to your future except wisdom on how to do things differently. That is the one invaluable lesson 90% of our leaders have yet to learn. If you listen, you might learn something from the little people. Tomorrow, for me, it's vamping up the resume and looking for a job where my willingness to work will be appreciated and my paycheck won't be withheld. Fair winds and following seas.
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