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Furloughed federal worker feels shutdown pinch

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Angela Braxton sets her kitchen table for lunch, but she does not know how much longer she'll be able to put food on her plates. 

Braxton, a customer service representative for the U.S. Treasury Department sat at home from work for the fourth day because of the federal government shutdown.

Braxton, a grandmother of five, lives paycheck to paycheck.

Braxton is one of hundreds of thousands of furloughed federal employees. She said if the shutdown drags on any longer she doesn't know what she'll do.

"I have a mortgage, I have a car, I have medical bills. If I don't work, I don't get paid. If I don't get paid, I can't take care of my responsibilities or obligations," Braxton said.

Braxton said she is frustrated seeing leaders in Washington locked in a stalemate but still getting paid, while she gets nothing and has to worry how she will get by.

"Some people are getting paid, and others are not and it's not fair. It's not right. Right now, maybe I can make a plea to congress to get it together so people like me can pay their bills. We want to get back to work. Let us go back to work and pay us for our job that we do."

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