Here is what burns me about bipartisan politics.
Each is out to make a name for itself and try to leave a legacy.
This government shutdown is likely to happen because of ObabmaCare.
I could care less about ObamaCare.
This is a big chess match with Democrats pitted against Republicans.
No one will win.
However, the losers?
The losers will be the people.
Im a government worker.
If a shutdown occurs, I will be required to work with no guaranty of pay.
I will not be going to work if a shutdown occurs.
I will most likely lose my job.
First, I will use all my sick days and then any vacation days.
Im pretty sure Im not the only one in my area who feels this.
If my co-workers follow in my manner, who gets hurt then?
Military readiness will. I work in a place that medically prepares to deploy soldiers on Fort Drum.
Im really sorry it has to come to this.
I was a soldier for 20 years.
In fact, it was my pride of being a soldier that led me to the job I have.
At some point, however, logic has to take over.
If I am not receiving a paycheck, I have to find something that will help meet my needs.
I have expenses and a family to support.
Since the government has no interest in my needs anymore or is even taking into account sacrifices I have made in my life, why should I even bother going to work?
My next deposit into my account maybe non-existent.
I dont work for maybes and empty promises.
These guys need to get it together.
The author is a retired sergeant first class from the U.S. Army who serves as a medical support assistant.