Former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura has started a petition on Change.org calling for an end to the government shutdown. Click HERE to sign the petition if you agree with this:
A million federal employees have been laid off since the government shut down. It costs us, the taxpayers, over 300 million dollars a day. The representatives that work for us are still getting paid, even though they’ve declared they won’t show up for work. Can you imagine walking into your job today and telling your boss that you won’t be showing up to work, but you demand your boss still pays you? How well do you think that conversation will play out?
As I’ve said many times before, every American citizen deserves free health care. It isn’t socialism; it’s the right thing to do. Even though I don’t agree with President Obama on many issues, I do know that he was re-elected because We The People, the majority, wanted the Affordable Care Act. The bill was passed. And now, it’s Congress, standing in our way. They’re holding the country hostage. Isn’t that terrorism?
If government healthcare is good enough for our military, and good enough for our representatives, and good enough for our President, then it is good enough for the rest of us too.
Don’t let Congress take away your basic right to health care. It’s inexcusable that they are getting paid to do nothing. Right now, they are getting free government health care too – also, you guessed it – for doing absolutely nothing.
If they’re not working, why should they continue to be paid? Why should we continue to send them our tax dollars? The IRS should pro-rate our taxes, so that we don’t pay a penny to them while they are holding our government and our health care hostage.
Do you know what happened in Australia a few years ago when the country’s legislature failed to make a budget? They were all fired. The Australians fired them and instituted new elections for the entire Legislature.
We need to stop voting for those who do not have our interests in mind. Stop voting for these DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans who put their political parties first, special interest groups second, and we, the American people, third.
If these elected officials want to keep their jobs, we must petition our government to make them actually do their jobs, or else vote them out of office immediately. Remember: they work for us. It’s time they remember that.
Express your anger by taking action to regain our Democracy. Add your signature to my petition.
Governor Jesse Ventura
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