Skip to comments.There Is No Shutdown … For Non-essential Federal Employees, Only Citizens
Posted on 10/06/2013 3:45:32 PM PDT by KeyLargo
There Is No Shutdown For Non-essential Federal Employees, Only Citizens
Posted by tonysanders
What is this horrid government shutdown I keep reading about? It isnt 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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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.
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?
Nearly all Americans are not missing anything and don’t care about the usual government waste being inoperable. That’s a good thing.
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.
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