- Posted October 4, 2013 by
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Shutdown over: What next?
Thank you for the insult!
I work for a Bureau that operates so lean and yet is able to fulfill our mission via the dedication and commitment of our roughly 600 employees. We have very strict ethics rules, so strict that we cannot even accept donuts or pastries from private industries that we oversee. We buy our own coffee and often our own office supplies. Our Employee Appreciation Day and Christmas Party are pot luck, with employees providing all the food. Our salaries have been frozen for 3 years. Promotion possibilities are few and far between.
Yet we work cheerfully and tirelessly because we truly believe in our mission, love our work, and made the conscious choice to support the government of one of the greatest countries in the world. For me, it helps me believe that I am at least trying to be part of the solution, not the problem.
I work for a Bureau that is the SECOND LARGEST REVENUE PRODUCER FOR THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT! Not bad for a small, lean government bureau, huh? Yet you have shut us down. Sounds kind of stupid to me.
I would like to thank all those that have been belittling government employees and our hard work. Its nice to know how little you appreciate us. In particular, I would like to thank the GOP, also known as the Party of Just Say No, and their wacko Tea Party members. Your comments this past week have told me that, when convenient, you are concerned for our military, our WWII veterans, and children with cancer, but you give not a whit for underpaid, hard-working federal civilian employees who live paycheck to paycheck.
You should all be fired, all super-PACs should be abolished, and strict term limits for Congress should be instituted.
Holding the government hostage, shutting it down, and negatively impacting individual lives and our national economy all because you don't like a law that YOU passed is shameful. SHAME ON ALL OF YOU!
Thanks so much for the insult that I am non-essential and unimportant to you. I will never again vote for any Republican candidate.