It’s only fitting and proper that on my first furlough day I take the time to thank those responsible for taking away from me. Thank you Congress for taking 20% of my paycheck. Your irresponsibility and indifference regarding sequestration will go far towards negating my efforts to maintain my quality of life. I appreciate you adversely impacting my current financial stability.
In addition, since the amount of money going towards my retirement is based on a percentage of my base pay, your ineptness will also adversely impact my future financial stability. Since I will no longer have any “disposable” income to speak off, I will also no longer be able to contribute to the additional Roth IRA I established. Unlike you, I planned responsibly for my future. Thank you for negating my efforts.
Despite your efficiency in adversely impacting both my current and future financial stability, I will sleep well at night knowing each and every one of you, my “leaders” in Washington, will continue to draw every penny of your six-figure salary.
I’d also like to thank you on behalf of the local businesses I will no longer be able to frequent due to my furlough status. Thank you for taking away from those small business owners who’s every dollar means the difference between success and failure.
Rest assured though, since I have to put gas in my vehicle for the days that I am not furloughed, feed and clothe myself, and pay my mortgage, I will continue to support the big business, “Capitalist Masters”, that fill your re-election coffers.
Thank you Congress! Thank you for taking from me…your constituent. Thank you for taking from my local small business owners…so much for that whole “job creation thing” you talk so much about. Come Election Day, you better believe I will remember. I will remember those that took from me!!!!
Civil Servant, Veteran, Your Constituent