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  1. Date: 11/8/2013 11:48:00 AM
    Great Senryu. Strong message. I hope this situation gets better quickly.. :))

  1. Date: 11/2/2013 12:02:00 PM
    I agree here 100%. We got lucky this time, service members were protected in this government shut down, unlike the last time where we wouldn't have been if they actually closed the doors. But how they can still continue to draw a paycheck when others in the government are working without pay or being furloughed is beyond me BRAVO!!! MC

  1. Date: 10/29/2013 9:38:00 AM
    Love your message!!!! :)

  1. Date: 10/18/2013 9:22:00 AM
    I think you nailed this one. Its such a strange situation to witness. Those that cause the problem seem to retain their salary. Remember the power of the vote!

  1. Date: 10/15/2013 11:05:00 AM
    I think it counts. More importantly your message counts. I hope they get there act together in the next few days.

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 11:50:00 PM
    Bravo. What more can we say? And what can we do? We are all hostage to the extremists.(my son is an assistant DA on a govt. grant, not great pay, and right now, non existent pay) How will he feed his family of five?

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 10:03:00 AM
    Nothing I can really add to this that hasn't already been said. I hope it gets better quickly. Working for the government is not what it used to be. Well expressed.

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 6:59:00 AM
    Demetrios' comments were right on the money! My dearest Rebecca, I hear you and my heart goes out to you!!! Warm hugs are all I can offer... xoxoxoxoxox

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 5:06:00 AM
    A thunderous truth that must be heard!Democracy means "Power to the People" that is the Greek word, Republic is the Latin and means the same thing! Both supposed to work for the common good But both work for their party!

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 3:43:00 AM
    Wow!!!!!!!!!!! Well said, I 100% agree with you. We should firer all of them and get the people in their that are not elitist, but people with everyday problems. Excellent Senryu!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! great job!

  1. Date: 10/14/2013 12:09:00 AM
    I am sure this counts as a Senryu. You're the first person I've seen on Poetry Soup besides myself actually write about the news. I have a poem called the "The Price Of Petrol."

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 10:27:00 PM
    I enjoyed your heartfelt vent my friend! And I don't blame you one bit for being very upset about this, we should all be very upset, I just wish there was something we could do about this... maybe voting out whoever is in congress now! But will that solve anything, I don't know, I'm at a loss! I'm so sorry your husband is in this lousy situation of not getting any contracts, I hope you will be alright, I will pray for you! As I do for our country! This is a fantastic Senryu, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 8:07:00 PM
    How they justify paying hundreds of thousands of people for doing nothing is disgusting, situations bad enough without adding to it. Get rid of the lot of them and put the poetry soupers in charge lol. Great vent/rant Becca

  1. Date: 10/13/2013 7:28:00 PM
    while they play the blame game....people suffer...powerful write Becca