Skip to comments.Government Shutdown to Delay EPA $1 Gallon Gas Price Hike
Posted on 10/01/2013 10:47:49 PM PDT by RC one
As the death toll for Government Shutdown Apocalypse 2013 continues to grow, it appears that the EPAs plans to make it even more expensive for Americans to drive a car were shut down by the government shutdown.
Just think of how much less the EPA will be able to do with only 7 percent of its employees. That EPA SWAT Team may have to sit out the week. Someone else will have to send $700,000 to Thailands pig farmers. And someone else will have to hike fuel prices.
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Just think of America restored to greatness without the EPA. And HEW, NEA, NPR, NLRB, TSA, USPS, NSA, PBS, FTC, ICC, FCC, EEOC and, of course, the IRS! When the unemployment rate of Washington, DC heads up above 75%, the real America will then be prosperous.
Amen to that.
this must be stopped.......we cannot afford this carp any more.....the GOP could win just on this
Wow, I knew 0bama and his minions wanted to do this and more...
But I didn’t know that there were actual public plans.
Thanks for posting.
we need to highlight the benefits of the shutdown.
obama will try to claim credit but so what.
No. They will all get paid for the time they don’t work. In other words, it’s business as usual.
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Posted on 10/01/2013 1:24:53 PM PDT by Nachum
Nice, but if only the Repubs had Balls, and didn’t secretly support it while hiding from voters and RATs in the coat room.
Not as likely as in the past - we are still under sequestration and the pay for the first period last Summer was not/will not be retroactively restored.
Well good then. Look at all the people who have lost their private sector jobs since Jan 2009. Now we’re supposed to get upset that some federal employees may miss a paycheck? They will get their job back and still have a golden retirement package waiting and get real raises. While private sector wages are flat real income is down
Jan 09 is when I got laid off from my 10-year job.
Now a contractor, work maybe 8hrs/wk.
Nothing like the voice of ignorance and spite to keep it real. Many are working schlubs, filling a direct support role to the military to provide a continuity foundation for things like initial training to repopulate the military with fresh bodies. They took a job because it was available and they had skills that are useful. Take them out and you either stop/delay training to the military or yank more out of mission support roles. They're not all the bureaucrats that so many think they are and they have no "golden parachute" retirements - low-info folks might think that because they listen without investigating. Some GS-5 secretaries do as much, if not more than the average private sector secretaries do - one who works for us has the same problems as many - physical issues and a husband who is ill and wheelchair bound - I guess shes' just an evil leech. Some roles to support government/military functions/missions are going to be filled by civilians - if not direct employees, they will be contracted workers and we went through several iterations of trying to save money with more contractors and found out that even though their pay wasn't much different, the contract called for other benefits that raised the cost above using direct employees.
Take it to the "logical" end of what some low-info opiners submit and the military is also a bunch of leeches - I was a "leech", in uniform for 24 years - you must despise me...
You assume a lot. I am a Viet Nam Era Veteran USAF 72-76 and have a lot of friends and relatives who are retired military, active duty, and several defense contractor friends as well. Under leftist administrations they alway suffer with or without a shut down caused by Reid and Obama. The average federal employee excluding defense is a democrat that got the job through being connected. I you are one of the do nothing conneced fed employees, I do despise you. Otherwise I pitty you for thinking you know so much. I am a defense contractor by choice and have a pension and other investments from the private sector. Yes I am working for free since Tuesday morning and prepared to continue until I get paid again. My company will make it whole. So I guess I would define you as an assumptive dimwit.
I hope that changes for the better when Obama is gone.
Fair enough - neither of us knows the other, yet you make the same assumptions I did. My point is that many of us fill useful jobs and are highly cognizant of the responsibility to be as frugal as possible with tax-payer money. I'm a Reagan Conservative and I love Ted Cruz and company. If the government decides to become fully responsible and pare down to the bare bones, I'm fine with it even if I end up on the streets. I know my people and there are no slackers among them - they train new recruits in their assigned AFSCs and help repopulate the field with quality troops. We operate under military type sense of duty and find ways to pare the undesirables before they become a burden on their new units. While many are left wing yo-yos, many are also patriotic citizens who despise Obama and Democrats in general. When I try to point that out, many react because it destroys their paradigm that all DoD civilians are useless leeches. For this round, I'm non-essential, but my instructors are essential - they can live without some degree of supervision/management because they are dedicated to their jobs. I'm fine with being out-of-pocket for the duration, but grateful that most of my folks will still be able to tend to their families.
Being "a defense contractor by choice" means you are getting paid from the same bucket of tax-payer funds that I am (and the same as when we were active duty) - I fail to see the distinction and if that makes me an "assumptive dimwit" I'll bear the name with the same pride that Ted Cruz wears his latest sobriquet.
That said, thanks and God Bless for your service - I came in in '74 and was never put in harms way as part of my duties.
I only made the assumption as a reciprocal favor. I retired from the telecom industry at 50. I started a consulting business telecom related made some really good money. Then sold the business to and went to work for a customer who does among other things defense contracting which I spearhead the telecom portion of. When you enter the military you never know if you will be in harms way. You serve your country where they need you. Thank you for your service and good luck. When I talk about federal employees I never mean military. I put all military personnel even civilians above the federal employees including elected office. It is a high calling. I also know you are not a dimwit.
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