a pissing contest in washington leaves the citizens out in the cold

this whole government shut down thing would be great if we didn’t have capitalism, but considering that we still need to pay bills, buy food, buy medicines, etc. this is not cool.

the ppl this affects the most are the poor, disabled and elderly.  as always we are last on the list of importance or validity bc somehow in the whole public misconception we have brought this upon ourselves.  we are the expendables (sounds like the name of a superhero group!) and despite the fact that we make up the majority of the population we are the least important.  food benefits, medicaid and medicare, ssi, social security disability, social security survivor benefits, tanf are all effected by this asinine washington dc bullshit!

those who have been employed by the federal gov are sitting at home and hoping they will be able to receive their unemployment checks.  and as opposed to the military industrial complex as i am-which i am radically opposed-i think it is fucked up that we have human beings in wars who probably joined the military so they would have a steady paycheck, college, and benefits but we are not paying them full pay.  they are stuck in a country very far away from home doing what they were told to do, and yet we have cut their pay in half.  i think most ppl join the military bc they truly believe in their hearts that what they are doing is good, right and just-it’s  what has been shoved down our throats through tv, print news, the constitution, the state, schools for the longest time.  so i personally am not going to blame the solider for the war, and i think that not paying them is grotesque and nasty.

as long as there is capitalism, we cannot be free.  it is a determining factor in creating inequality.  if the members of congress are still getting paid to sit around being ignorant assholes, no citizen should have to suffer. we are out here trying to do the best we can.  we are not refusing to do anything, congress is!  they are refusing to act until they get their way, so they are essentially acting like 2 year old children who hold their breath until they get their way or pass out-which ever comes first.

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