One of our own, Yatsuno, is currently furloughed with no idea if he’ll ever get paid for his forced time off. A Republican (quelle surprise!) is holding up paying back pay to furloughed federal workers. The family members of recently deceased US Servicemembers are not getting the compensation to which they are entitled by law. The claims of thousands of military Veterans are on hold because the Veterans Benefits Administration, many of whom are claim-receiving Veterans themselves, have all been furloughed. I, like hundreds of thousands of others, am working without pay.
People are being sacrificed on the teabagger altar of “I got mine so fuck off!”
I’m not asking you to give to food banks or hold funding drives for us. While that’s nice, and I appreciate the impulse in those who’ve had it, I’m after a longer term solution. I want to make the fuckers pay. We can’t get rid of all of them. My own state will continue to send brain-dead jackasses to Congress until judgement day. But we can shrink their numbers to irrelevancy, or as close to it as possible. Please consider supporting us by helping to rid the Congress of these “people.”
I know that others in our readership are suffering because of the shutdown and lockout of federal employees, or soon will. Tell us about it in comments as well as give us anything you have on local Congressional races.