- Posted October 10, 2013 by
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Shutdown over: What next?
Stop paying a "won't work" government.
I voted for you as my President because I truly believed you were the better choice over Romney. I did vote for some of you republicans in certain offices, because I liked what you had to say over what the Democrat counterpart did. But NOW is the the time for you all to work for us, the people, and actually earn your keep.
Congress(wo)men make $174,000 per year, POTUS makes $400,000 per year. Both of y'all are still getting paid for a shutdown. I dare say you would ALL be more willing to work together if Capital Hill ALSO stopped getting paychecks
These shutdowns are the most retarded thing I've ever seen. It's literally just a way for Congress to get paid to do NOTHING, and many working class Americans have to suffer through not getting paid, losing many benefits, and all for what? One party hates the healthcare changes in this Presidency? Why not just wait for a Republican control again, and then try to pass a different healthcare act? Why make us pay for doing nothing?
In fact. I'm changing my filing status to exempt for the amount of time that the shutdown lasts. If my government won't do its job, I won't pay them. And I won't just make a silly video and article about it. I'll just do it. Come audit me, arrest me, whatever. The government doesn't want to work. I don't want to pay them.
Besides, like many Anericans, I'm behind on my mortgage, I have medical bills and creditors that I actually WANT to pay. So, whilst you are NOT working, I will use MY earnings to pay the creditors whom I owe, instead of a government who would rather bicker over Obamacare and other senseless funding, such as "global warming."
Nate from Missouri