On a More Personal Front with Windy Grace - American Government Shutdown
Shame on you, America!
How can you expect your citizens to act maturely and intelligently when you putz are fighting over rather to allow low income girls/women to acquire birth control? Now I'm not a rocket scientist by any means and that would not be my job of choice. However, it does not take a brain surgeon to see how utterly ridiculous you are being...
You want to cut the budget. Okay, but this approach is not going to work. Let me show you why:
“Each year, almost 750, 000 U.S. Women aged 15-19 become pregnant...Eighty-two percent of teen pregnancies are unplanned; they account for about one-fifth of all.”
-U.S. Bureau of the Census, America's Families and Living Arrangements
The majority of these babies will require Medicaid insurance, the use of the Wic Program, food stamps and probably Aid to Dependent Children (welfare checks). This is going to come out of your precious budget. Now, you're telling us (THE PEOPLE) that you want to not allow those who are actually using birth control access to it. Are you freaking kidding me? We may as well double the 750,000 pregnancies now, because they will come and more money will have to go into all the other programs. So, you see, forces that be: You are being absolute morons!
The only way to cut the budget and maintain the future of our country's existence is to cut the spending where it is the least needed and without creating a trickle effect. I did not graduate from high school, but even I know of the trickle effect. You're supposed to be smarter than me...I'm guessing you're just very immature. In which case you should not be running any section of the world, not even a tiny hut in the middle of a Missouri forest.
Why would you shut down an entire country, because you can't come together over one issue which, in my honest opinion, is a minute detail considering the shape of our country all together? That just seems like a childish fit to me...Is this how you want your citizens to act? PREPOSTEROUS! You should set a better example.
And, it's all over Facebook:
”~America.... u suck!! Normally I am a full throttle, red-blooded American but today.. not so much!! For yrs, we civilians have given & donated $ to other countries when things have happened & managed to raise ALOT of $$ dur'n those times . . . “
“Dear Congress: Last year I mismanaged my funds and this year I cannot decide on a budget. Until I have come to a unified decision that fits all of my needs and interests, I will have to shut down my checkbook and will no longer be able to pay my taxes. I'm sure you'll understand. Thank you very much for setting an example we can all follow. Repost.”
-Posted as several statuses throughout Facebook
“Mr. President, I hear you would like to freeze pay rates for soldiers starting next year. Would you also consider cutting your own pay to save money for our country? While you're at it, lets cut down all our congressman's pay too. If the people who risk their lives don't get an increase in pay, why should we continue raising pay for those who take no risks and reap the benefits? REPOST if you support our military!”
-Posted throughout Facebook as statuses
“Words from a Soldier: I took a job knowing I would never get rich. I've missed out on many holidays & spent them working. I may have to lay down my life or take one. My life expectancy is shorter than yours because of the stress. But yet you think I'm overpaid & and you won't pay me because you can't work together to keep our gov't running but yet you will pay yourself?? SHAMEFUL! Post if you support our MILITARY!”
-Posted as several statuses, including my own ;)
Also, since you have decided to shut down, we have founded our own government here on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Our new president is Cheryl Powell and our Vice-President is now Amber Tull, two very strong and powerful women.
We do not have a military, because we choose to fight our own battles. We do not sit in cush offices like you and bs all day. Nope, we work for you, to never own anything, to be told what we can and cannot put into our own bodies and to have our men and women serve in your military (without pay as of Midnight tonight) while you sit at your desks all day or take extravagant vacations. Who are you to tell us what to do? Who are you to run a country? Who are you to lay judgment on anyone else?
You know, this break may actually be a good thing for you. Maybe you will find a mirror and actually look into it. See all these flaws? How about working on fixing that before you tell someone else how to live? You have no idea what you're doing. I will not be the blind led by the blind...
In Love & Light,
Windy Grace Mason
Oak Hall, Virginia's Eastern Shore