- Posted October 16, 2013 by
Kansas City, Missouri
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Shutdown over: What next?
I am also a single parent of a wonderful, smart and funny 8 year old. He understands that I am not working and has even offered to break into his jar of loose chain he has been saving to help out. Because I am a contractor I am NOT getting back pay or pay of any kind. I have run out of PTO and now am waiting to receive my unemployment check. That check is still not enough to cover my mortgage. My family has helped with groceries, a major car repair and just general emotional support.
My question for the gang in D.C would be this? Do you even understand or realize what your actions have done to so many people? Do you even care? DId you think of us when you "had no choice" but to shutdown the government and make fools of yourselves? It's disgusting and very disheartening that the American people, the people you have pledged to represent and take care of, are thought so little of. Are you going to pay my mortgage? Do you have any idea how hard it is to get caught up once you get behind a month? Oh yeah, you are getting a paycheck so that would be doubtful.
Shame on all of you. I will remember this when I go to vote.