I am a Department of Defense civilian highly dedicated to serving this nation as I pledged to do when I took the oath of office. The events of the past several months have left me dumbfounded.
Why can't the House and the Senate do their duty and pass a balanced budget that this nation can live with? Why for the past several years have we had to worry about continuing resolutions passing to keep government running? Why did we have to endure a furlough earlier this year? Now why are we threatened with a shutdown furlough?
As I read Sen. Harry Reid's response to the House proposal made Saturday, I felt like I was witnessing kids fighting in the school playground.
I'm calling on the House and Senate to grow up, stop playing games with our livelihood, and get a sustainable budget to the president.