Silence from Democratic leaders
A couple of weeks ago I wrote the president and Rep. Salud Carbajal and Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris about the pressing need to work together to resolve the government shutdown. My daughter's husband is in the Coast Guard and is deployed to Bahrain, just across from Iran.
She and her three little girls live in Washington state. Finances for military members are always tight, and here there is another pay period about to be missed! Within a day or two I heard back from the White House, but I have not received even a courtesy “thank you for your letter” response from the rest.
This is frustrating and disappointing. That these people would, for the sake of a symbolic political gesture (really, it’s a drop in the bucket compared to the multi-trillion federal budget) bring financial and emotional jeopardy to tens of thousands of struggling citizens is unconscionable. We should remember this next election.
– Elizabeth Silva, Los Osos