I have already stated my opinion and where I stand about this whole government shutdown, reference post titled “Fourty-One” dated September 24, 2013, but it really sucks to actually hear my comrades that are still in uniform talk about how long it’s taking them hours to get on post. In my opinion, the people that are in charge and are able to make decision’s to influence the masses, have become too dependent upon the Civilian Workforce instead of making the people that the Army spent money training for a particular job, but won’t let them do that job. Now that the Military has done this, those skills that were taught have been lost and forgotten, due to them being tasked to do some other mundane task that has nothing to do with their assigned job description. Hey maybe I’m wrong, I am not professing to be an expert on this government shutdown stuff. I know that President Obama stated in his speech that the military would still be paid, which is awesome, but what sucks is all the civilian workers and civilian run establishments are closed until further notice because of the awesome timing of the government shutdown. How are our civilian counterparts supposed to take care of their families without pay? I’m pretty confident in making this statement that this was not mentioned in anyone’s agenda or thought about, because our “decision makers” don’t care because they are going to continue to be paid.
Now that housing is also a civilian run facility, what will happen with maintenance that needs to be done? Are these individuals supposed to work for free until someone in Washington DC finally pulls their head out of their 4th point of contact and realize what and who is affected by a government shutdown. I could be wrong. What President Obama needs to do is propose that every single person in Congress be paid minimum wage, I’m sure if that happened then a lot more decisions would be made and in a timely manner; another plus, minimum wage probably would become a lot higher, because they are feeling the same ass-pain that us REGULARS feel on a daily basis. Instead of going to congress and allowing them to vote if they should receive minimum wage, skip them and let the people that are being affected by their ignorance vote on this, The REGULARS. I’m sure the American public would get it right, because the over-paid individuals that are “looking out for our well-being” can’t get it right.
I’m sure there is something somewhere in all the pages of information about our government, there has to say something about us as Americans making decisions on how much those people in congress are paid. I’m not even going to talk about a damn petition, because the last time I talked about it, there were many of you out there that said I should do it and I did it. You know how many people actually signed it? 1 Person! Do you want to know who that one person was? ME! Regardless, a damn petition isn’t going to fix stupid. I’m not sure how this needs to be fixed. It sucks that our government can’t get this right. I understand that there are issues with this whole Obamacare thing, but who else came up with a way for affordable medical care for the American public? Before you start thinking that I am supporting this “affordable” healthcare, I’m not, because there are issues with it.
What needs to be done is we as REGULARS, Americans, need to sound off with what we want. After everybody voices their opinions, then congress narrows it down so that it is affordable or make healthcare free and pay doctors, nurses and hospital staff. Of course, the more complicated the procedure and technicalities for that doctor and staff would get paid more. Then doctors would complain because this doctor is getting paid more than that doctor. Either way, whatever is decided by our elected officials, it’s not going to please every single person in our great country. That’s why there are individuals put in place to make these difficult decisions, but as you can see they can’t even do that. Hopefully for the sake of the civilian workforce they get this issue is fixed sooner rather than later.