I'm begging all Congressmen. We need Health Care. After working 42 years. I always had Health Care through my work for my wife and two boys, so I never worried about it. Now since I lost my Management job in 2011 I can only get part time work and can not afford to pay for Health Care and pay my bills. I live in Arizona which is a Republican controlled state and a strong supporter of the Tea Party. So when it comes time to cut the budget it's the lower classes that get hurt the most. Cutting politicians pay or benefits or raising taxes on the super rich is not an option. When I was working and doing good I didn't like it but just accepted it. It's part my fault for voting for these people because I believed they would do what was best for the citizens and our State & country. I also believe most do start out with good intentions but something happens when they get in with the older pack. They lose their souls to fit in with the group and forget their promises to the people that elected them. They say they are doing what the majority of the citizens want and trying to do away with Health Care for the poor so they tied it to the budget when they knew it wouldn't pass with it attached. Now they say the President and the Democratic Party won't talk to pass the budget and reopen the Government which we all rely on; not just the poor people or middle class. I am a registered Republican but am seriously considering switching parties. I wish as a news industries someone could investigate our politicians and see how clean they are and who is pulling their strings. If the shutdown was connected to their pay and benefits i believe there would never be a shutdown. They would all want to work together to keep the money flowing. I believe the President should have the power to order the Government to keep running under the existing budget until a new one is approved. Attaching the Health Care Law to the budget and stating they won't vote for a new budget unless the Law is blocked is irresponsible and distrustful. If I was president I would order the Military or FBI to round up all the Congressmen and make them meet until they come up with a budget that is right and Just for the Country. I am tired of hearing that it is only the Democrats or Liberals that take entitlements and are lazy and only find ways not to work and suck from the Government Teet. How about the Congressmen that get paid for not working or not doing their job and get paid for life without paying for their own retirement like I had to for 42 years. At 60 years old I am too young to collect my SS and to employers I am too old to be productive for their companies. I have worked part time since I lost my job because the company moved to Texas from Arizona because of tax brakes and a cheaper work force. In Arizona the maximum unemployment is $240.00 a week and now that has been reduced to $180.00 a week because of budget cuts in the state. Because I work part time and earn around $200.00 a week because they won't let you work more than 29 hours a week I make too much for unemployment. I could not work at all and collect the $180.00 a week but I want to work even though it is not enough to pay my mortgage and our medical bills because we have to pay cash for medicine which is about $120 a month for me and my wife. Some months we either split the pills or skip a day to be able to eat or pay the bills to stay in our home. I feel betrayed by the congressmen that I trusted to do what is best for the people not for themselves or their cronies. If I had a chance to ask any of these politicians a question I would ask. Have you ever gone out to the poor sections of the country and sat down and listened to their stories and broke bread and said a prayer for them? Have they ever had to live off unemployment or had to keep it secret that you use food stamps. Have you been too embarrassed to ask for help when you desperately need it to survive. If you have one, have you ever read a Bible or any Holy book? As a human being no matter what religion or ethnic background it is a basic code of life to help others less fortunate and those in need. While you vote to give Billions to foreign countries and oil companies and cut programs and health care for the USA who are you working for? If you don't like the current Law why not pass the budget to get the country working again and then work on fixing Health Care? When the Banks and car companies came begging for help there seemed to be plenty of money available to give away. Now the American people need help but you say there is no money to help. Please put your priorities in order and listen to the citizens not the political packs and rich interests to help the majority in this country that is hurting. Stop pointing fingers at each other and blaming each other for this mess. Be adults and shake hands and do what's best for all, not just the rich. God Bless the USA and give the politicians a smack in the back of the head to do what is right!
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