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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 ...
—JenniferMI

ABSOLUTE NECESSITY FOR OBAMACARE

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 ...
—MilesCA

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 ...
—LauriePA

autism

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

grandson.

—CLAUDIAFL

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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? ...

—AmandaMA

Governance

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 ...

—KarlOH

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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.
—melissa

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. ...
—PatriciaGA

7 months pregnant with 2 at home

I am 7 months pregnant and have two small children at home. My son and I are both on WIC. We also use food stamps to help supplement our income so that we can make healthy choices for our family. This shutdown is nothing more than a temper tantrum being ...
—TaraFL

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My family is dependent on Medicaid and SNAP benefits to survive. Without them, my children wouldn't get the therapies they need so badly, (both of my sons are special needs) and I wouldn't be able to afford the medicines they need to help them cope with ...
—AmberPA

I was on WIC, and look where I am now

My mom and I participated in WIC when I was a baby (some 29 years ago).

Knowing that WIC is being cut during the shutdown because of the shutdown is really alarming to me, because everyone knows that adequate nutrition is super important to brain development ...

—ChristinaVA

youth must have jobs for the economy to revive

Far too many of the young 18-19 yr olds I know are jobless or underemployed. They are wonderful, optimistic, bright people.

Congress not only must increase the debt ceiling but they must spend money on large projects such as infrastructure and research. ...

—eileenNJ

Retired mom of 3 teens

I am a 71 year old raising a second family of 3 black children who are now teenagers. I am a single mom living on social security. I am able to provide a stable home for these children because of the help I get by having their medical needs covered ...
—FaithMD

What are you going to close next?

I am a single mother of two teenagers. They are surprised and disappointed at people in Congress. What can I say to them in your defense? Very little. Your civic duty and your ethical duty is to stop this nonsense. This is not a cowboy movie! Act like ...
—MariaFL

Special Needs Kids

I am a community volunteer in Brick, NJ, who works with special needs kids. Over the years I've met many families who can't afford health insurance. They have to rely on charity care and non-profit orgs for their medical needs. Those families who do ...
—CherylNJ

They are your children & mine

As my elementary school boss & principal told me 30 yrs ago, we don't choose our students. Parents send them as they are, they send the best they have. Many didn't sleep in a bed last night, but slept where they fell asleep on the floor, without a cozy ...
—JoNC

Government contractor

I am an individual government contractor who provides language services to Spanish speaking parties who must appear in court. I am also a single mom who depends 100% on my contractor income, to support my family.

The fact that my services will be utilized ...

—Kathleen M.

My kids world

I am a mom of a two year old and a 9 month old. As of now we are fighting to get back on food stamps and medicaid. Both my kids are in Early Head Start. My son is special needs. He does not talk like other kids. He is very smart. He is in First Steps. ...
—DebraIN

Concerns

I am one of the lucky ones as I do not need to participate in any assistance programs. My family is financially well off compared to much of the country. But I am still deeply troubled by the government shut down. So many people will receive no pay, ...
—HeatherCO
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