- Posted April 8, 2011 by
Fort Benning, Georgia
This iReport is part of an assignment:
U.S. government is 'open for business'
I'm sitting here thinking
- jmsaba, CNN iReport producer
I'm sitting here with just over 13 hours to go before the government shut down, and I just find myself geting angier with each passing minute.
My husband first enlisted in the Army in 1994, and got out in 1999. We got married in 2002, and he rejoined the military in 2004. Between 2002 and 2004 he had his fair share of being laid off, and looking for work. We went through times of not knowing how to pay for our bills, or get food for our kids. When he came back into the military we knew we wouldn't have that fear. I didn't have to worry about finding food kitchens to get help feeding my kids like before.
But that isn't right, here I sit, thinking about what I can pawn in the event of needing money to buy food. Or how I'm going to pay my bills in the event of not getting paid for weeks on end. My husband and I are working on our credit so we can become first homebuyers. All this work we've done the past few months repairing our credit will all go down hill because the Democrats and the President can't agree on anything. They want to shut it down to prove a point, Obama is throwing a 3 year old temper tantrum but in the end they aren't the runs who will be suffering, it'll be my family and every other military member and their families.
My husband defends freedom so government can act like childish adults, yet we are the ones facing not getting paid, NOT THEM.
So now I'll quote the famous Pink song
So Dear Mr. President,
What do you feel when you look in the mirror?
Are you proud?
How do you sleep while the rest of us cry?