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Furloughed IRS Employee Goes on “Hunger Strike” To Protest Government Shutdown

How admirable of Donna Smith to forgo every single meal since October 7th to protest the government shutdown that is keeping her out of the office. Smith, who has worked for the IRS for 12 years (in what function, we do not know), wants to send a strong message to our nation's lawmakers, to show that she is MAD AS HELL AND NOT GONNA TAKE IN FOOD ANYMORE.

But wait a second. Let's look deeper at this "hunger strike," may we?

Smith received mixed emotions from friends and family and said her hunger strike is getting harder with each passing day.

“I kind of feel like I'm finding my spiritual center. I hope they come to some resolution soon. I just want to go back to work. I want to get paid for the work I do,” Smith said.

For her hunger strike, Smith only drinks water, tea and Ensure. With her protest, she said she continues to try and get in touch with our country’s leaders. She even sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner telling him about her hunger strike and asking him to come to a resolution.

Smith said she had lost about 10 pounds since her strike began.

FFS! You could probably live off Ensure for years and be fine. That's not a hunger strike, it's a diet!



But hey, whatever makes you feel like you are making a difference in the world, I suppose.