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« on: October 19, 2013, 11:46:27 AM »

This is just another illustration of Fed employees at the teat of the taxpayers.
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/10/18/WaPo-laments-furloughed-worker
If these employees deserve  a paycheck for time spent not working, deduct it from their paid vacation.
My thought is if a furloughed employee gets backpay for time off, is it not reasonable for us to expect them to work through the period and get paid when the budget is passed?
If they are non essential in a budget impasse, most likely they are non essential  the rest of the time.
Why do we hire non essential people anyway. Seems like a description of the problem to me.
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« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2013, 12:19:46 PM »

not only that, but they were eligible for unemployment.  we don't know how many applied and collected.

i have a small amount of sympathy for them as they were not responsible for not being at work, but agree that if they were found to be non-essential, they should go....or at least the work force should be reduced through attrition. 

the federal work force has grown under obama and that's not even counting the people hired to facilitate obamacare.  last numbers i saw did not include the expanded IRS either.

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« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2013, 12:19:32 AM »

This is the Obomacare cure for LOW BLOOD PRESSURE! And it's FREE!

Being in food service I have to wonder who will GIVE the restaurants, in the areas shut down, their back pay, for their lost income....Oh that's right these are public sector jobs, they have to have their pay, they could not afford a pay cut like that ...it would not be fair!  We (in the private sector) are here to support them....giving them back pay for no work....guaranteeing their pensions, while we are at the mercy of the market.  Soon we will have nothing left to give in taxes....I guess that is when their guarantees will run out.  I don't see how they can squeeze much more out of me.    
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« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2013, 02:41:42 AM »

It doesn’t happen very often, but I’m going to have to agree with y’all!
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« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2013, 07:12:04 AM »

It doesn’t happen very often, but I’m going to have to agree with y’all!

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I may have to rethink my position on this!! grin
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« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2013, 07:18:48 AM »

BlueBee, you feeling ok?
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« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2013, 07:25:13 AM »

It goes to show there are some things all of us can agree on.In the budget process, continuing resolutions usually pass the things we agree on and work on the ones we don't.This need to be done long before the deadline.
  And as I said ,this article points to one of the problems that need to be addressed.
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« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2013, 10:26:51 AM »

After so many kicks, anybody will begin to feel the pain.
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