Stop playing games with our nation's services
The inability of our elected leaders in Washington to keep the federal government open is appalling. As a federal employee in, I am proud to go to work each day to do my part for the country I love.
Now that the government is shut down, federal workers like me must stay at
home and wait. We are no longer able to provide the services that we know
our fellow Americans rely on. Because of the shutdown, families may have
to cancel trips to national parks, first-time homebuyers may see delays in
the processing of federally-backed loans, and we will question the safety
of the food we eat.
Federal workers are also being penalized in the pocketbook. Even employees who aren't furloughed will not be paid as long as the government is shut
Our representatives in Congress need to stop playing games with our
nation's services and those who provide them. They must immediately
resolve the budget crisis so federal employees across the nation and right
here at home can get back to work for our country.