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Politico Cries Over Lost Jobs of Hill Staffers in November
Publius Forum ^ | 09/17/10 | Warner Todd Huston

Posted on 09/17/2010 9:42:21 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus

“I think people underestimate how disastrous this could be,” says a Democrat Congressional staffer who worries over losing his job once all the new Republicans sweep into Congress after the November elections. Politico's Erika Lovley seems also to worry about the "massive layoffs" that will come to staffers in November. But to me this is one type of job loss to celebrate not cry over.

Lovley gravely warns that if Republicans win big in the elections, "it’s not just elected Democrats who will be unemployed — more than 1,500 Democratic staffers could lose their jobs, with layoffs stretching from low-wage staff assistants to six-figure committee aides."

Oh the humanities. Time to warm up the tiniest violin in the world to accompany this pity party.

Politico really indulges this story of the "disaster" for Hill staffers as if it is something we should all feel bad about, as if it is a national crisis.

“It’s similar to a plant closing. About one-third of your colleagues lose their jobs,” said former Hill aide John Edgell, who lost his job as a Democratic aide when Republicans swept the Hill in 1994. He said he struggled for months to find a job. “You go through seven stages of grief ... Your two best friends become Jim Beam and Johnny Walker.”
Similar to a plant closing? Hardly.

The story is filled with harried staffers trying to "brush up their resumes," jostling for spots in a "crowded job pool," and carping about an "increased level of stress" because of the uncertainty due to the coming elections...

Read the rest at Publiusforum.com...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: congress; crymeariver; democrats; washingtondc
Oh, the humanities. Staffers losing their jobs? Why there ought to be a federal relief program for them.
1 posted on 09/17/2010 9:42:24 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Mobile Vulgus

OH COME ON! They won’t even know the difference for at least two years as they will still be collecting a check from the Government for doing NOTHING!!!


2 posted on 09/17/2010 9:44:34 AM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Mobile Vulgus
He said he struggled for months to find a job.

Sniff sniff. Maybe he should find a marketable skill, and a previous job description other than "government parasite."

3 posted on 09/17/2010 9:46:06 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Ah, but it is a net loss of zero since the Republicans will be hiring. Obama will surely claim those 1500 as jobs saved or created.


4 posted on 09/17/2010 9:46:21 AM PDT by NonValueAdded ("It's amazing, A man who has such large ears could be so tone deaf" Rush Limbaugh 9/8/10)
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To: Mobile Vulgus; Kartographer

Welcome back to the real world. It must be especially hard when your Patron has also lost the ability to grant favors and ensure you a soft landing.


5 posted on 09/17/2010 9:46:36 AM PDT by sinanju
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Schadenfreude. Let them live with the policies they helped enact.


6 posted on 09/17/2010 9:48:30 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (FR Class of 1998 | TV News is an oxymoron. | MSNBC = Moonbats Spouting Nothing But Crap.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

I hope they all go bankrupt and end up flipping burgers.


7 posted on 09/17/2010 9:54:05 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

1,500 energetic young Republicans moving to DC to right the Ship will be the best by-product of this November.


8 posted on 09/17/2010 9:55:52 AM PDT by bondserv (God governs our universe and has seen fit to offer us a pardon. †)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Hello Karma!

The RINOS we have now have no guts to do that. They play nicey-nice.

The new blood candidates we now have just might have enough
guts to stand up to the marxist.

Let’s hope they don’t get pulled into Washington’s elitist club or as I like to call it...the devil’s den.


9 posted on 09/17/2010 9:56:22 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: from occupied ga

Isn’t government parasite now an oxymoron?


10 posted on 09/17/2010 9:58:32 AM PDT by Waverunner (")
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Hey! Don’t they owe taxes? Withhold paychecks until they are paid up!


11 posted on 09/17/2010 9:58:56 AM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: Kartographer

You’ve got to be freak’in kidding. They want sympathy??? They can’t find jobs????

Looks like a couple Lib staffers are going to get a hard dose of reality after living in that Lib fantasyland called Washington.


12 posted on 09/17/2010 10:02:07 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard
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To: Mobile Vulgus

They can join the unemplyment line with the double digit numbers of Americans they put out of work.


13 posted on 09/17/2010 10:03:27 AM PDT by Soul Seeker (“I was there when we had the numbers, but didn’t have the principles.”---Jim DeMint)
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To: Waverunner

I’m sure that there are some government jobs someplace that the taxpayers would actually want done. Give me a month or so and I’m sure I could find one.


14 posted on 09/17/2010 10:04:06 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Hey Dems!
These aren’t YOUR jobs!
They’re simpliy the Republican jobs being returned to those who held them 4 years ago!

(using liberal tax cut logic against them.....)


15 posted on 09/17/2010 10:17:34 AM PDT by G Larry (I'd rather see the voters write off Obama!)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Maybe they’re shovel ready and they can go repair all that infrastructure I keep hearing about.


16 posted on 09/17/2010 10:18:52 AM PDT by manic4organic (Obama shot hoops, America lost troops.)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

“more than 1,500 Democratic staffers”

I was hoping for more like 15,000 stooges, plants and shills.
We need to extend the layoffs to the FBI, CIA and DHS at a minimum. Otherwise we’ll have non stop behind the scenes back stabbing like we had when Bush was in office. Funny how those leaks to the press stopped isn’t it?


17 posted on 09/17/2010 10:21:06 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: Mobile Vulgus

It’s a play of the old saw:

If my neighbor loses his job it’s a recession,
If I lose my job it’s a depression.


18 posted on 09/17/2010 10:26:47 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: Mobile Vulgus

Throw the bums out.


19 posted on 09/17/2010 10:26:50 AM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: from occupied ga

Yeah, we just have to feel sooooo sorry for these Democrat staffers! LOL


20 posted on 09/17/2010 10:50:37 AM PDT by Mobile Vulgus
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To: Waverunner
Isn’t government parasite now an oxymoron?

Hardly, it's a redundancy.

21 posted on 09/17/2010 11:09:07 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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