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Patrick: 4,000 state workers pay in limbo due to shutdown
bostonherald.com ^ | October 1, 2013 | Jordan Graham

Posted on 10/01/2013 6:39:32 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

Gov. Patrick slammed the government shutdown today and House Republicans, saying Massachusetts will suffer while politicians hold the government hostage.

Along with national parks and monuments, 22 Head Start programs in the state will close because of the shutdown and the payment status of 4,000 state workers who are paid in whole or in part by federal grants is up in the air, Patrick said.

“Those kids are out while the minority and the House like everything about Obamacare, actually, except the Obama part — but want to shut down the government,” he said

The governor said the state would determine the short-term future of those 4, 000 workers “soon”.


TOPICS: US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: obamacare; shutdown

1 posted on 10/01/2013 6:39:32 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Massachusetts now has a visual as to how there is Federal creep in the state


2 posted on 10/01/2013 6:40:19 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Oh Noes! The 3 year olds can’t be indoctrinated?


3 posted on 10/01/2013 6:40:50 PM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
22 Head Start programs in the state will close because of the shutdown and the payment status of 4,000 state workers who are paid in whole or in part by federal grants is up in the air

Thank God...!

4 posted on 10/01/2013 6:42:34 PM PDT by freebilly (Creepy and the Ass Crackers....)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Maybe state government should fund their own workers with their own tax revenues.


5 posted on 10/01/2013 6:42:38 PM PDT by eclecticEel (Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: 7/4/1776 - 3/21/2010)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Guess Mass. needs to get off the “dole” and start using some of the “Taxachussetts” revenue to pay for those “necessities”.


6 posted on 10/01/2013 6:44:03 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (A civilian forece funded and equal to the military ... Obama/DHS & Hitler/Gestapo & Stalin/KGB)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“Those kids are out while the minority and the House like everything about Obamacare, actually, except the Obama part — but want to shut down the government,” he said

Huh? Does anyone here speak jive?

7 posted on 10/01/2013 6:48:44 PM PDT by j_tull (The smart money these days is in brass and lead.)
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To: freebilly

Believe me, anyone that ever took part in a head start program is not now nor ever will be a Republican voter. At least not 95% of them, if you catch my drift!


8 posted on 10/01/2013 6:48:48 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

My mother worked for head start for some 20 odd years and she’s calling BS on this. The states get their grant money for head start quarterly (Mom used to write the grant requests) and should be good to go for at least a month.

She tells me that through some 17 govt shutdowns, she never once missed a paycheck or was furloughed.


9 posted on 10/01/2013 6:48:53 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Jim from C-Town
Believe me, anyone that ever took part in a head start program is not now nor ever will be a Republican voter.

Guess again.
10 posted on 10/01/2013 6:49:48 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: yldstrk

It’s not about the chilren. It’s about how many more lazy ass scumbag government union employees can get on the roles.


11 posted on 10/01/2013 6:50:32 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Shock

 

12 posted on 10/01/2013 6:51:36 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
4,000 state workers who are paid in whole or in part by federal grants

Yikes, get rid of them!

13 posted on 10/01/2013 6:52:55 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

What a shame...Bloated unionized corrupt government workers and corrupt government contractors are hurting after one whole day??

Everyday day bloated corrupt fatgov is shut down, eliminate 5,000 fed gov employees and reduce their fat bloated tax paid retirement pensions by 50 percent...

Everyday...Eliminate 5,000 of these parasites....


14 posted on 10/01/2013 6:54:15 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: eclecticEel

That’s not how vassal states work. You have to pay the tribute first then stay in the Master’s good graces.


15 posted on 10/01/2013 6:56:36 PM PDT by SoCal Pubbie
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To: cripplecreek

Well, I am either shocked or appalled. Either way, look around to the next 95 out of 100 and they are not voting Republican.


16 posted on 10/01/2013 6:57:23 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Obama happens.

*shrug*


17 posted on 10/01/2013 6:57:57 PM PDT by Salamander (Blue Oyster Cult Will Be The Soundtrack For The Revolution.....)
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To: Jim from C-Town

95% is probably a safe bet but some of us do escape the zombie ranch.


18 posted on 10/01/2013 6:59:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Do you know why Ma state workers are not allowed to look out the windows in the morning?
Answer: So they will have something to do in the afternoon.


19 posted on 10/01/2013 7:00:40 PM PDT by golf lover (goingf)
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To: dragnet2

dittos!!!! federal parasite being the key words. federal contractors included.


20 posted on 10/01/2013 7:01:02 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
22 Head Start programs in the state will close because of the shutdown and the payment status of 4,000 state workers who are paid in whole or in part by federal grants is up in the air, Patrick said.

Good. Head Start is an unbelievable waste of money that should be permanently shut down, and if Massachusetts wants those 4000 workers they're going to have to pay 'em.

21 posted on 10/01/2013 7:01:54 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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22 Head Start programs in the state will close because of the shutdown and the payment status of 4,000 state workers who are paid in whole or in part by federal grants is up in the air, Patrick said.

Good. Head Start is an unbelievable waste of money that should be permanently shut down, and if Massachusetts wants those 4000 workers they're going to have to pay 'em.

22 posted on 10/01/2013 7:01:55 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: dennisw

They are parasites..No joke.

the Fedgov and govenrment at all levels are literally economically gang banging the American private sector...

They are f’ing looting America...


23 posted on 10/01/2013 7:03:14 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: cripplecreek
Well, congratulations, We are glad you made it
24 posted on 10/01/2013 7:09:35 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

I was never liberal. In fact I don’t think my mother was ever truly liberal.

She has said that she went into it hoping to do some good but found that “agenda” was the real goal of HS.


25 posted on 10/01/2013 7:11:39 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek

Not gonna stop the far leftists from howling about how Head Start teachers and other workers could possibly lose their pay, or from tugging at American heartstrings going on about how poor, single working mothers are gonna lose all their benefits and their kids won’t be able to go to school or even eat all because of the Republicans.

And since much of the American public will totally buy it, conservatives have to counter it on a grassroots level. Who can we rely on to do it for us? Noone.


26 posted on 10/01/2013 7:11:39 PM PDT by freedom462
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Federal funding to states is the main reason for the recent leftward direction of the Republican Party. Federal funding to states should be stopped.


27 posted on 10/01/2013 7:16:06 PM PDT by familyop
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To: eclecticEel

Maybe state government should fund their own workers with their own tax revenues.”

We should NEVER, EVER be funding state employees with Federal dollars. Those kids are far better off without any Head Start program. If parents want pre-school for their kiddos they should pay for it themselves.


28 posted on 10/01/2013 7:32:49 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: dennisw

Yea, shut down Microsoft, Boeing, Verizon, GMC, Baretta, all sleazy parasitic federal contractors.


29 posted on 10/01/2013 8:04:40 PM PDT by Henry Hnyellar
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To: dragnet2

FedGov about 100x times more culpable (they can print money) than state and county governments except in liberal sleaze states such as NY, Maryland, Massachusetts and California


30 posted on 10/01/2013 8:14:36 PM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: eclecticEel
Maybe state government should fund their own workers with their own tax revenues.

You Sir...or Ma'am as the case may be, have hit the proverbial nail on the haid.

State funding for state programs, along with State CONTROL, is what the Founding Fathers had in their minds when they created this thing known as The United States of America.

31 posted on 10/01/2013 8:17:08 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: yldstrk

Im all for hurting Blue states...


32 posted on 10/02/2013 4:17:47 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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