Skip to comments.Preparing for shutdown, government plans furloughs
Posted on 09/27/2013 6:52:00 PM PDT by Olog-hai
More than a third of federal workers would be told to stay home if the government shuts down, forcing the closure of national parks from California to Maine and all the Smithsonian museums. Low-to-moderate income borrowers and first-time homebuyers seeking government-backed mortgages could face delays.
These would be just some of the effects of a government shutdown that could furlough as many as 800,000 of the nations 2.1 million federal workers. It could hit as early as Tuesday if a bitterly divided Congress fails to approve a temporary spending bill to keep the government running.
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Barack Insane Obama getting ready to make this hurt as much as possible
Great. Hundreds of thousands more useless people driving the roads, walking the streets.
We can’t afford Obammy.
If they furloughed the EPA there would be an economic boom.
Yes, like the sequester. As painful as possible. But it was not so painful.
The pushback may not be coming from where he wants it to come, though . . .
Ain’t that the truth.
Lib media warming up the pain of the common man stories... Stories which have been ignored for the past 5 years, relative to gas prices, Obamacare, etc. But now that they assume it will be blamed all on the Repubs here come the sob stories.
If you live near a Disneyland/six flags....it’s going to be packed next week when all of the government folks get a couple of free vacation days.
Shut it down! Good!
This will be the SEQUESTER part II.
If y’all recall president Zero tried to make life as much of a nuisance as possible by unnecessary shutting down of many services.
Zero will do the same again. He will make you feel the pain. If my social security check does not arrive on time, so be it. It is a sacrifice worth doing for the younger generations who will be left with the unbearable debt burden.
***NASA is still working on shutdown plans, but the agency doesn’t have a launch scheduled until Nov. 6, spokesman Bob Jacobs said. Nearly all but a few hundred of the space agency’s 18,000 employees would be furloughed under a contingency plan outlined in 2011.***
I see. And how many of those ‘few hundred’ are only there for the purpose of slime outreach I wonder.
Shut it down!
Obamacare will hurt worse.
I'm all in for a government shutdown.
I wish I could grow balls in my garden and send them to boehner....
Get a clue.
Many government employees who don’t believe in welfare have already given up most of their utilities and have maxed out their credit from the sequester.
We’re now considering selling the remainder of our furniture and trashing all non-essentials to live out of our cars.
BTW, the worthless government employees are the ones driving new cars and trucks, have advanced one another into higher paying positions and when the RIFs come, they won’t be the ones laid off nor feeling the effects, but the honest ones will be thrown out.
It might be a good thing for the USA to have people realize and or suffer to see how much of their lives have been given or taken over by government. Some of the established bloated government just might be exposed. There might even be a surge of opposition to the fat cat self serving so called ‘public servants’ staffs and elected and appointed becoming millionaires by public salaries. I can do without government services for a few days if such cuts my tax payments.
Ok, here we go with the scare tactics. Again.
Useful idiots !
My wife works for my state and has for over 25 years. She has already been put on notice that all state employees in positions that are funded with federal grants will likely be placed on furlough because of the shutdown. Her present position is federally funded.
I am retired and have been for 11 years, but we can take this hit for awhile. We plan to have fun with it. We’re going to use the time to repaint every room in the house. She likes painting and I like picking out new colors for each room.
Obama plans to make any resistance to his ‘orders’ hurt us all as much as possible. Screw him.
When you know a storm is coming and you can’t avoid it, sometimes it’s best to learn to dance in the rain.
vacations with deferred pay.
Welcome to the club.
Am I supposed to have sympathy for Government workers?
This is what conservatives want..
Remember him squealing like a stuck pig?
Remember him advising his departments to make it hurt the public as much as possible?
Remember the how he shut down the white house tours and then went on vacation and spent a hundred million dollars at 5-star hotels for him and his entourage?
As it turns out the one trillion dollars we will save from a shutdown of non essential services is exactly the amount we are over spending.
I say, DO IT. Xcrew it. I'm in. I'd rather see OTraumaCare go down then keep this job. I can get a new job.
Government furlough days are just vacation days. Govt. Hog employees can apply for and get unemployment benefits while they are not at work.
The govt. and it’s employees will leach off the tax payers regardless.
Perhaps for actual Feds, but not for contractors -- which makes up the vast majority of workers.
Also depends on the KT. I’ve been working solid 15hrs everyday this week without a break to make sure the KTRs can work during the furlough.
shut the damn thing down
perfect example of the federal creep into states’ rights, them encouraging the states to accept their money to run the state agencies......
“I wish I could grow balls in my garden and send them to boehner.... “
MIght want to read this first:
Doesn’t look real promising.
Indeed and it’s everywhere.
Well, he could carry them in his purse and look upon them for inspiration once in awhile.
Or, it could backfire, if, upon observing them, he started crying .”gee, I wish I had balls”.
“Well, he could carry them in his purse and look upon them for inspiration once in awhile.”
A “lock box” maybe?
A lock box maybe?
Heck no! That’s where he lost the first pair...
“Heck no! Thats where he lost the first pair...”
You mean to tell me that Algore has them?
The clock ticks, now it is getting suspenseful.
He wanted sequestration... We will give him sequestration!
I assume these are the “nonessential” workers?
So why do we need them?
sounds about the number of new govt workers he's piled on since 2009 - one of his ‘redistribution’ programs.
You mean to tell me that Algore has them?
Yep. Stuffed between his cheeks and gums. Don’t tell me you didn’t notice?
Good. It's a start.
What needs to happen next is for the GOP House to ensure taxpayers that not one dime of back pay gets handed out to these vacationing non-essential government workers once the government crawls back into "action". By the way, somebody please ping me when the government shuts down or opens up again because I won't notice either occurence.
Do not fear. Such essential functions like studies of the sex life of the Central American toad will not be cut.
In 2006, (During Bush’s Presidency) Sen. Obama said:
“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure.”
“It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our government’s reckless fiscal policies...”
“When in the Course of human events,... it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another,.... and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them,.... a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.”
Those causes are abundantly clear..... It may be time to consider separating ourselves from what the Framers might have regarded as a government foreign to them, which has led to the extortion of its citizens.
The last time all it amounted to was a paid vacation!
But couldn’t we just cut ALL foreign aid?
Oh no, that would just make sense?
We borrow 40 cents of every dollar we spend but still give to the damn countries that hate us and promote terrorism, but that can’t be cut. Just our national parks and museums.
I would like to see EPA cut forever.