Rusty Dennen covers military affairs and the environment for The Free Lance-Star. .
Some area civil servants, family, weigh in on pain of a shutdown
We asked for your thoughts about the partial government shutdown, and you didn’t hold back:
From L. Taylor of Stafford, who works at the Naval Sea Systems Command at the Washington Navy Yard: “I would love to know why we don’t get paid, but the President, Congress and Senate do. As a single parent who is a [government] hard worker for the past 30 years, this has to stop. It occurs every year and we, as taxpayers who pay their paychecks, are sick of this B.S. I think they should all lose their jobs and we start with an entirely new system. If I have to balance my house finances, then why don’t they?”
From Craig Goldstein: “Well we are a single-income household. We just had to pay out a big medical bill that was not covered under insurance. So working with limited resources. We have enough to handle a few days out; after that I have no clue how we will survive.”
From Becky Holland: “How is this possible government shutdown impacting me, you ask? I am a stay-at-home mom with a husband who works for the government as the sole breadwinner of the family, and it will mean no income at all. No income means no food, no bills being paid. I don’t see how this is going to help anyone!”