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I'm a mom of two young children, and I'm going to school full time to be a teacher. We are also a DoD family, and were significantly affected by sequestration. The current budget crisis directly impacts my family's future. The financial aid that I depend ...

Hard Times

I work part-time, I am still looking for full time employment. I am 55 years old and been looking for full time employment for 3 years. I was on partial unemployment that has ran out and now I am getting $68 in food share. I am only making it because ...


Single income family. Husband is Federal gvt worker.

Post flood Boulder

We here in Boulder, CO have just faced a national disaster that damaged our schools, wiped small towns off the map, destroyed homes, roads, bridges and lives. We were so deeply grateful to our president for his swift response to our tragedy and wept tears ...

Retired American

I'm 71 and I depend on government programs such as Medicare, Social Security, and Housing. I worry that the tea partiers will try to exact concessions with this blackmail that could threaten my sources of survival.

my family

My family means the world to me and I will always believe that the children are the most important in this world and for the congress to take away from kids is unacceptable and ridiculous the world already has enough starving kids and now u want more ...

Single mothers

I am a single working mother of 4 young children surviving the best I can for them. I get help with WIC, medical, and food stamps. I do not abuse any of these programs by any means. $700 a month in food stamps to feed 6 people, I go without eating a ...

What is a GENEALOGIST to DO???

I am a genealogist and just signed the biggest contract of my career. But I when I tried to go on the websites of the National Archive and Records Management, the National Endowment of Humanities and the National Park Service where ALL of the records ...

Trying to survive on one income

I am the mother of two young children, ages 3 and 10 months Currently, I am the sole breadwinner for my family. As my husband struggles to find a job we pay more for child care than housing. Due to medical bills - the birth of my second child and unexpected ...

furloughed and it doesnt feel so good

I've been furloughed from the cdc in atlanta, there are thousands of us here. We are anxious to get back to work. We work on strategies to reduce chronic illness like heart disease and diabetes and we are not allowed to work. It doesnt make sense that ...

My brother suffered under the old health care system

My brothers insurance company dropped him because of rules that are no longer legal under the Affordable Care Act during a health crisis. It ruined his finances and forced him to get himself healthcare through the only means he had left.. To get himself ...

Stop acting like children!

Putting aside the fact that congress had put so many people out of work, I am embarrassed to let my kids see the way they are acting and speaking to each other. Although I agree with president Obama, someone has to give in and do what's best for the economy ...


My wife is going blind because she cannot find health care insurance to cover the medical treatment she needs to save her eyesight. Now, with Obamacare my wife will be able to get insurance coverage for that treatment. As for me, I'm completely disabled ...

Fed up with the Tea Party

I am angry that a small group of very vocal individuals has hijacked this country in an attempt to advance their own delusional agenda. I'm upset about the devastation of the safety net and those individuals of course, have the greatest stake in all of ...


my 13 year old grandson has autism

He goes to a special school funded by

the state of new jersey. We need more

med research to help children like my




Children our the future the brains and BODY need to be fed!

What middle class?

My husband and I both work long hours. We are raising three young girls. We have debt and many bills. We don't know how to make it all work. We have yet to give up though.

I am a teacher and my middle school students want to know- what is middle class? ...



The Affordable Care Act was conceived by the Heritage Foundation. Governor Mitt Romney instituted it in Massachusetts, and then, as he ran against President Barack Obama, opposed it.

Barack Obama was re-elected, in part because he favors universal health ...



obamacare was passed as a law and ratified by the supreme court. What gives you the right to go against the majority of the country only to support your constiutacies only to get re-elected.

People need these services to survive

As a social worker, I have worked closely with families, mostly single Moms, who need these programs and more to make it. They are working, but don't make enough to pay for child care, transportation, housing, food and medical needs for their children. ...
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