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There Is No Shutdown For Non-essential Federal Employees, Only Citizens
Confounded Interest ^ | Oct 6, 2013

Posted on 10/06/2013 3:45:32 PM PDT by KeyLargo

There Is No Shutdown … For Non-essential Federal Employees, Only Citizens

Oct 6

Posted by tonysanders

What is this horrid government shutdown I keep reading about? It isn’t for Federal employees, since the House passed legislation paying all non-essential Federal employees that were furloughed for their missed time. (I President Obama signs it, that is).

Stated differently. Non-essential Federal employees received a taxpayer-funded vacation.

The government shutdown is a way for the Administration and Senate to punish Americans for Republicans not rubber-stamping the funding of Obamacare.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: employee; layoffs; nonessential; shutdown

1 posted on 10/06/2013 3:45:32 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

Shutdown lowdown: House OKs paid vacation for furloughed Feds

WASHINGTON, October 3, 2013 – As the budget battle and the Federal government shutdown are set to continue this week, the House has just passed a measure that essentially grants retroactive and continuing paid vacation to Federal workers furloughed as a result of the current budget impasse. According to the Washington Times, “The bipartisan bill, sponsored by Virginia Reps. James P. Moran, a Democrat, and Frank Wolf, a Republican, cleared without opposition on a 407-0 vote, marking a major bipartisan breakthrough.”

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/prudent-man/2013/oct/6/house-oks-paid-vacation-furloughed-feds/


2 posted on 10/06/2013 3:46:30 PM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
True!!
My very favorite place to walk (hang gliders, dogs/dog walkers, Pacific Ocean) has been closed for this "shutdown." I can't believe it!! GRRRRRR!!
3 posted on 10/06/2013 3:48:53 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: KeyLargo
Posted here.

And here.

4 posted on 10/06/2013 3:51:53 PM PDT by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: KeyLargo

Sorry, but the best thing that the Republicans can do is to do a permanent Shutdown which seems to effect only the non-essential employees (maybe 13%). That is the idea of removing waste from Government isn’t it?


5 posted on 10/06/2013 7:15:50 PM PDT by Deagle (m)
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To: KeyLargo

Nearly all Americans are not missing anything and don’t care about the usual government waste being inoperable. That’s a good thing.


6 posted on 10/06/2013 7:30:56 PM PDT by familyop
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To: KeyLargo

Yes, our government has been sent on a PAID vacation.

Too bad it doesn’t work that way for the average American worker outside the government bankroll.


7 posted on 10/07/2013 12:19:32 PM PDT by K-oneTexas (I'm not a judge and there ain't enough of me to be a jury. (Zell Miller, A National Party No More))
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