I am bringing a lawsuit against the US Government for losses in revenue that occurred during the shutdown

I knew when the government shutdown was not resolved in the first week, it would start to effect my business sales. It was not until now that I realized the true number. It was just not me. Many other businesses owners I know suffered a sales decrease for the month, and many others have said they want a lawsuit. This was the first shutdown I was alive for. Well I was here for the 1995 government shutdown, but I was only a few years old when that happened.

It was about in the middle of the first week that I saw the effect of the shutdown. Since after a week everyone gave up trying to figure out or hoping for a budget to be passed, many tightened their spending. Government workers who got furloughed or thought they might stopped spending as much as they did. This had a chain reaction all throughout the business world. As my sales declined I myself stopped spending as much as I did on inventory and other business purchases or expenses. This only continued the chain reaction. After three weeks, my Chinese suppliers were wondering when I would buy again, and many told me they had a sharp decrease in sales from the US. Each week I was like, “This week they will pass a budget”, and each week they did not. I had no idea when the shutdown would stop. It was a bad time too as the holiday season was only a month away and if the shutdown continued it would ruined all retail businesses, as the holiday season is where we make the bulk of our money.
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Break down of my sales

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As you can see in October my business took a big hit. The month is usually a very good month as the holiday season is very close. However because of the shutdown I suffered a almost a 30% decline in sales. It had everything to do with the US Government, and that is why I am suing them for $10k to make up for the loss. I could have done a lot with that money. That is around 10,000 new cell phone case I could have bought.

For the year 2012, I sold 240k worth of products. In the month of October 2012, I made $17,800 in revenue, up 5% from the month before. So a year before when I had half the inventory I had in 2013, I made the same exact sales. That is what the US Government shutdown did to me. They caused a huge monthly decline, and a zero gain for year over year sales.

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