It's not known if it was a timely glitch or intentional but no one could get food today. SNAP otherwise known as food stamps, could not be accessed nationwide today and computer still not fixed. I'm not sure what I believe. I never used govt anything but a small check. I applied finally a few years ago, and with my mother gone, and no one worried about me, it matters. I never used services even as I saw others abuse.
I ask you all to contact all your friends and agree to contact your congressman, senators, the speakers-Boehner most imptly, and president. It is reallyeasy to google- where can I add my name to xyz petition? Go to website, sign up, and they will keep you informed. I belong to maybe 5 progressive non profits who do good work. My box is not flooded. They do not sell my name, nor do they ever aask for more than 3 dollars.
I can't lead rallys but I can add my name to impt petitions. Right now, I spend maybe a half hour a week, responding to requests to 1) open govt 2) pass a cr debt ceiling-the money has been spend and if we default on our debt, consequwnces are disastrous-we avoided it in 2011. Koch Bros/Tea Party are more determined and Billionaires run our govt. Independent Senator Bernie sanders said Koch Bros planned this for 6 mos. They funded most teas party congressmen who infiltrated Congress in 2010.
I am living in terror, disabled by doctors and living marginally on Govt assistance, most I did not use for years until I had no choice. Please help the disabled, veterans, the sick and children. Also a US Govt default, which the repub party wants for ideological reasons and power issues (they truly think we will blame Obama, thus rendering Hilary's chances far worse should she run), will affect the world and wipe out any advances/recovery since 2008 destruction of middle class wealth by Wall street's unregulated banksters. The suffering is not being reported by American media-the WIC program, the head start slots not going to be there. I listened to veterans on C Span today terrified they won't pay their rent.
Religious people I know who are not affected, won't suffer who saved their money (very good luck as well) think God is behind this. Perhaps these are the end of times, but Michelle Bachmann thinks her belief is reason to do nothing.
Evil prospers when good men do nothing. Please send to all your address book if you agree we are on the edge of disaster, and know that one person can change the world. Malala from Pakistan is changing the world because she was willing to die to learn. Her book is a bestseller and the Nobel peace price nomination.
Here on GS there could be a hero from any country who writes an incredible impassioned letter to WSJ or WPost and changes hearts. Please think of me, and know I have no family who cares, and I trusted doctors. That is why I am poor and depend on govt for meagher assistance. I stand o lose all I have.
This one post might touch one person who has a huge data base of friends. Please watch one or two less TV programs and contact your govt officials. If you are outside the USA please write John Boehner and tell him what people are saying about his leadership in your country, and to please not lead the USA down road to hell. If the USA is broke, the world is drastically affected.
I truly hope God is on the side of those who do need govt. Thank you for reading my call. I am very AFRAID, and my health is affected by all this stress. Bless everyone who decides to act, even if you think you personally are safe. For the vulnerable, I thank you. I ask in the forums I go to, not knowing who might be reading, and knows many more folks than me.