Disclosure: I am left of center, want to help everyone kind of girl but this is a message to EVERY LAST MEMBER OF CONGRESS AND THE PRESIDENT

Fix it, put all of your differences aside and fix this debt mess. Forget about political stances, the latest poll results and the upcoming elections, fix the mess that our country is in right now.

Fix it, for those struggling to pay their bills, having to decide whether to keep their electricity on versus feeding themselves and their kids. For those on a fixed income, even if it is retirement because each and every one of you in DC haven’t a clue what it is like to live on a set amount of money every month.

Fix it and forget about the pundits who are lying in wait, ready to dissect each word that comes out of your mouth. I wanted to be a spin doctor, working in politics but at this point I am glad that I am not. You all embarrass me, as an American, that while our great nation goes down the tubes, each of you view this as your stepping stone in the political arena. This isn’t a game, you have our lives in your hands. Our lively hoods depend on your decision making skills. And just so you don’t forget, you are in DC because we, those hard working, pay taxes, deal with the crap you pull, voted you into office.

Fix it now. How about instead of withholding pay or reducing pay to our military doing a job that most of you could not do, you go without. Go without that cushy paycheck for one month. Live on my salary for one month, pay your bills, pay for gas, pay for food and then see what is left. Could you live on that? Could you go without your expensive housing, your entertainment and vacations? Because I can promise you that you won’t be able to pay the bills and then do all the fun stuff with what I earn, and I make a decent living.

Fix it and the mess you have made of education and healthcare. Did you know that I wanted to be a teacher? I wanted to be there for those kids, to share with them my knowledge and love of books. I had to give up my dream because I could not go further into debt for the education that was needed to teach and pay it off and live. I went into debt for my college education because I wasn’t smart enough to earn scholarships nor did my parents have a small bundle laying around to send me. Did you know that it still bothers my father that they couldn’t pay for tuition, room, board and books?

Fix it before this nation crumbles and we are no longer a nation that is there for others. Stop pontificating about what the other side is doing and how they aren’t helping you. You all sound like petulant children who should have been sent to bed without dinner. This isn’t about how you will look to your party, this isn’t about what the polls will say about you next week, this is about Americans who are struggling, a nation that needs to get its shit together.

Fix it, just like families all over the nation are doing. Tightening up the budget, going without, dealing with bills and saving for a rainy day.

Fix the budget, fix our credit rating and fix our reputation with the whole world.

And for the record Mr President, I did not vote for you, I wrote in my choice. . . She happens to be the Secretary of State now. I stuck with what I believed to be right and trust me, I can do it again. And I will.

Fix it members of congress, because right now I would vote you all off the island, not give any of you a rose nor call or text in my vote for any of you because you refuse to FIX IT. And you can all say you are but actions speak a whole lot louder than words.