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Failure to Raise U.S. Debt Cap Seen Idling 800,000 (federal so-called) Workers

Posted on 06/29/2011 8:41:32 AM PDT by Libloather

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 112th; debt; deficit; federal; federalspending; workers
That's a shame.
1 posted on 06/29/2011 8:41:38 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

I feel their collective pain. Not! =.=


2 posted on 06/29/2011 8:43:15 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Libloather

Damn...they’ll have to go back on food stamps and welfare...


3 posted on 06/29/2011 8:43:23 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: Libloather

Perhaps they can go on unemployment. That will save the economy according to nutjob Nancy P.


4 posted on 06/29/2011 8:44:36 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: Libloather
That's a shame.

yes it is. Could we idle six million of 'em?

5 posted on 06/29/2011 8:45:19 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: Libloather

“Also, in August Social Security benefits cost $49.2 billion, Medicare and Medicaid cost $68.6 billion, defense venders and personnel cost $34.6 billion and unemployment benefits total $12.8 billion. This totals $165.2 billion in spending requirements, more than the $159.3 deficit on hand for spending.”

It’s simple:
1. Cut $200 billion from FY2012 budget.
2. Pass a $200 billion debt ceiling increase combined with that spending cut.
3. Have the argument again in 3 months.


6 posted on 06/29/2011 8:46:37 AM PDT by WOSG (Herman Cain for President)
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To: FrankR

First, yes, there are too many government employees.

However, my wife is a Federal employee, who spent time in the private sector, and I resent the notion that they’re all “on foodstamps and welfare” otherwise.

She could vouch that at least some of her coworkers are otherwise pretty worthless outside government, however.

That said, if my wife lost her job, we’d lose everything, since, thanks to the Obama economy as well as other things, I make considerably less money than I used to.


7 posted on 06/29/2011 8:48:14 AM PDT by RockinRight (Cain/Bachmann, Bachmann/Rubio, or, if you really want some fun, Cain/McCotter in 2012!)
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To: Libloather

Good.


8 posted on 06/29/2011 8:50:10 AM PDT by MamaB
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To: WOSG

I believe something similar is what Mitch McConnell proposed a couple of weeks ago.


9 posted on 06/29/2011 8:50:30 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Libloather
Failure to Raise U.S. Debt Cap Seen Idling 800,000 (federal so-called) Workers

Wash...Rinse...Repeat until the government gets down to size!

10 posted on 06/29/2011 8:51:13 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Libloather

They always can deal crack as before.


11 posted on 06/29/2011 8:51:50 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Libloather
Get your violin's and tissues ready! Here come all the sob stories about the federal employees that are going to lose their houses and their children will starve because those mean old republicans won't give Obama a blank check. (You would think since the average federal salary is something like $70,000 a year, they would set a aside a little money in case something like this happens, so their children don't starve.)
12 posted on 06/29/2011 8:52:59 AM PDT by apillar
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To: RockinRight

It is sure a mess. I see no fix no matter what Party is in there. Hang on it is gonna get bumpy.


13 posted on 06/29/2011 8:53:05 AM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Libloather

More idled than when they’re “working”?

Is that possible?


14 posted on 06/29/2011 8:53:11 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Libloather

At some point gov is going to go broke. And it is going to be very ugly, better get prepared becuase it might be sooner rather then later.


15 posted on 06/29/2011 8:53:51 AM PDT by jpsb
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To: Libloather

Do they still get their employee discount on GM vehicles?


16 posted on 06/29/2011 8:56:45 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Libloather

Just a beginning...

“Warren G. Harding cut government 50% and ended the Depression of 1920-21 in the shortest time span in history.”

http://www.thelandofthefree.net/conservativeopinion/2011/05/19/gdp-versus-debt/


17 posted on 06/29/2011 8:57:12 AM PDT by mo ("If you understand, no explanation is needed; if you do not, no explanation is possible")
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To: screaminsunshine
I see no fix no matter what Party is in there

Loosening of energy markets alone under a Repub Gov't alone would be a huge boost to the economy, lowering oil prices as well as providing a huge number of jobs to people who would be coming off Gov't salaries.

New private healthcare incentives would do the same for the availability of real jobs.

18 posted on 06/29/2011 8:57:42 AM PDT by Siena Dreaming
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To: Libloather

The government goes through this layoff threat form time to time. Few have been laid off and when the were they still get their pay check.


19 posted on 06/29/2011 8:58:16 AM PDT by mountainlion (The time to be on guard against tyranny is before it has gotten you Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Libloather

If I was a federal employee, I wouldn’t worry too much. I figure the debt limit extension deal was already made weeks ago, but they will play this game up until about 48 hours before the limit is due to be hit. Both sides want their supporters to think they held out to the last minute to get the best deal they could. And just like the deal on the budget, all Republicans will take away is a few cuts, that are in reality little more than “accounting gimmicks” and a couple vague promises about future cuts.


20 posted on 06/29/2011 9:00:51 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Libloather
Are those all the same ones who are new hires since “O” got inaugurated?
21 posted on 06/29/2011 9:01:48 AM PDT by SMARTY ("Educate men without religion and you make of them but clever devils. " Arthur Wellesley)
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To: Libloather

Just another benefit of shutting down the government...let’s shut the whole damn thing down for a week or two...


22 posted on 06/29/2011 9:02:38 AM PDT by Wpin ("I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...")
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To: Libloather

800,000 isn’t nearly enough.

Don’t idle them, fire them and eliminate the agencies they work for.


23 posted on 06/29/2011 9:03:57 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: RockinRight
There is always one.

When trying to make a point, someone always has to find a "but" in it, and a personal scenario as reason to object to any opinion or idea.

My opinion isn't going to make one iota of difference about your wife's job, or the level of layoffs...it's just my opinion.

During the obama reign we've quadrupled the size of government adding hundreds of thousands of useless, union-driven jobs.

THAT was my point...NOT your wife.

Sometimes I don't know why I even bother.
24 posted on 06/29/2011 9:04:31 AM PDT by FrankR (A people that values its privileges above its principles will soon lose both.)
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To: apillar
Here come all the sob stories about the federal employees that are going to lose their houses and their children will starve because those mean old republicans won't give Obama a blank check.

Could be worse. Winter (despite global warming) is right around the corner.

25 posted on 06/29/2011 9:07:10 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: RockinRight
if my wife lost her job, we’d lose everything

In this economy, very few companies will hire someone laid off from a government job as their last major employment, so it's foodstamps and welfare. I hope it doesn't get that bad for you.

26 posted on 06/29/2011 9:08:39 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: Libloather

Let the “EVIL REPUBLICANS STARVING POOR GOVERNMENT WORKERS FAMILIES!” stories begin....


27 posted on 06/29/2011 9:10:59 AM PDT by tcrlaf (You can only lead a lib to the Truth, you can't make it think...)
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To: Libloather

Ok. No problem with that.


28 posted on 06/29/2011 9:20:18 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Libloather

So I guess they’ll be closing the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Viet Nam Memorial, Smithsonian Museums, National Archives, Arlington National Cemetary, National Zoo, Jefferson Memorial, WWII Memorial and the Library of Congress, among others. Gonna be a lot of Americans vacationing here with no cool American places to visit. What happens to National Parks? I think they’ll close too. Dang.


29 posted on 06/29/2011 9:23:33 AM PDT by KingLudd
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To: Libloather

Cut ALL salaries of $100k OR MORE of government public “servants” IN HALF! Since when do public servants earn more than their employers? Then begin to close all outdated and unnecessary departments to the quick! That would be a fantastic start.


30 posted on 06/29/2011 9:24:19 AM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Libloather

Cut back on all unconstitutional actions of the federal government and the budget would be next to nothing.


31 posted on 06/29/2011 9:26:15 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Libloather

Unless you like big government, this should tick yuou of@

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOAgT8L_BqQ


32 posted on 06/29/2011 9:29:17 AM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Wpin

...or 52.


33 posted on 06/29/2011 9:30:49 AM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: Libloather

Good!!!! Never miss them.


34 posted on 06/29/2011 9:31:12 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Paperdoll

Good point, but realistically, what about a 5% cut across the board for everyone except the illegal Czars...fire all of them....


35 posted on 06/29/2011 9:31:15 AM PDT by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: Libloather

36 posted on 06/29/2011 9:33:28 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: Libloather

How do you IDLE something that’s lifeless already? No mention of the PENSIONS of the ‘idled’....


37 posted on 06/29/2011 9:38:19 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: Libloather

How do you IDLE something that’s lifeless already? No mention of the PENSIONS of the ‘idled’....


38 posted on 06/29/2011 9:38:39 AM PDT by arrdon (Never underestimate the stupidity of the American voter.)
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To: Libloather

Well, most of them are ‘idling’ anyway. Let’s just stop paying them to do it.


39 posted on 06/29/2011 9:38:59 AM PDT by Noumenon ("One man with courage is a majority." - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Libloather
Failure to Raise U.S. Debt Cap Seen Idling 800,000 (federal so-called) Workers

Instead why not try reducing the federal deficit by eliminating 800,000+ unnecessary federal workers from the bloated federal workforce.

40 posted on 06/29/2011 9:40:02 AM PDT by Ron H. (The world may change but Gods word and commandments remain the same.)
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To: Libloather
“Failure to avert this crisis would have dire consequences,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, said on the Senate floor today. “It would result in the most serious financial crisis this country has ever faced.”

Anyone with half a brain could see this "crisis" coming 15 years ago. So what's Harry been doing about it?

41 posted on 06/29/2011 9:42:38 AM PDT by MulberryDraw ( Switch off the EPA.)
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To: Libloather

Breaks my heart...NOT. Too many government employees anyway. Time for them to sacrifice for the greater good.


42 posted on 06/29/2011 9:52:27 AM PDT by lone star annie
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To: jennings2004

Did you happen to see my Post 32? It is a very informative cvideo.


43 posted on 06/29/2011 9:55:13 AM PDT by Paperdoll (NO MORE BUSHS!)
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To: Libloather

Are these the unessential ones we often hear about?


44 posted on 06/29/2011 9:59:27 AM PDT by JayAr36
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To: Libloather

And he problem with that is what?????


45 posted on 06/29/2011 10:27:28 AM PDT by chiefqc
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To: Libloather
They should start with every federal job holder that's been hired since Obama got elected.
46 posted on 06/29/2011 10:34:11 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: Dixie Yooper
Well, when you “idle” 800,000 government drones there's less likelihood of them getting into mischief and causing the rest of the American population heartburn over the regulations they think of or try to enforce.

Idea. Collect the 800,000 drones and send them to Gitmo (in batches so as not to strain the facilities) to serve the Jihadists there. When the Jihadists run short of drones, send them some more of the “idle” 800,000 workers.

47 posted on 06/29/2011 11:03:02 AM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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To: Libloather

You could get rid of a hell of a lot more than 800,000 gub mint workers (leaches), and no one would notice their worthless asses are missing or their worthless jovs have been left undone.
SHUT this oversized gub mint down.


48 posted on 06/29/2011 11:13:18 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) NO RINOs)
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To: Libloather

So will the next uptick in the unemployment numbers again be “unexpected”?


49 posted on 06/29/2011 11:17:30 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Libloather

To borrow the punchline from the lawyers at the bottom of the ocean joke....A good start.


50 posted on 06/29/2011 11:21:54 AM PDT by xp38
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