Okay, I'm livid. This very rarely happens as I tend to stay moderately uninvolved in politics (even if it is my major), but never before have I wanted to kick some ass.
For those of you who are unaware, the US government has apparently lost their minds and are seriously contemplating shutting down Congress. This article explains it well.
I was not even aware this was a possibility even though apparently is happened in 1995 shutting down for twenty-one days or so. There are several side effects this is going to have but the number one I have a problem with if this happens is the pay of soldiers will be suspended. Whether or not it's because my significant other is a soldier or not - this pisses me off. Although they are still being "paid", their checks will be much delayed until it picks up back up again and finances can be passed through Congress. WTF?!