Editor,I am writing concerning my growing frustration with the complete lack of leadership in our country and lack of empathy for federal employees. As a federal employee, I have watched political games being played with a total lack of accountability by our "elected officials." Laws are written and legislation is passed, oftentimes exempting our representatives, only to maintain their lavish and privileged lifestyle.I am being furloughed because of these games. It wasn't bad enough that cost of living raises were deferred while health care and other costs continue to rise, but now, because of the mistakes of our representatives, those mistakes are expected to be passed down to us, the little people who elected them. This is truly disgusting.