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Itís the Presidentís Fault
The American Spectator ^ | 10/2/2013 | Peter Ferrara

Posted on 10/02/2013 4:57:36 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather

Day 2 of the government shutdown, and look out the window. The sun is still shining, and the sky is still blue. The birds are chirping.

The Great Government Shutdown is not that big a deal, even for the government. The federal civilian workforce includes 2.9 million bureaucrats. Out of that, only 800,000 are being furloughed, or just 27%. Even for these workers, the shutdown just amounts to a paid vacation for a few days.

Just like the overballyhood sequester, average Americans won’t notice any change in their lives at all. But for those you who are offended and indignant by the shutdown, or who know somebody who is, I can tell you how to fix it.

The Real Reason for the Shutdown The government is shut down for only one reason. Barack Obama and the Democrats wanted a shutdown. That is because Obama and the Democrats are so certain that the public will blame the Republicans. And they are certain of that because your dopey neighbors keep telling pollsters that the Republicans are at fault.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; bho44; blamegame; fault; obamacare; president; shutdown
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"Republicans have only one choice: to hold him accountable."
1 posted on 10/02/2013 4:57:36 AM PDT by sheikdetailfeather
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2 posted on 10/02/2013 5:01:19 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: sheikdetailfeather

Sick of the lie of paid vacation.


3 posted on 10/02/2013 5:03:53 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Shutdown? What shutdown? When it was announced that 90,000 employees of the Federal Department of Education were being furloughed, it became apparent that this shutdown business had real possibilities.


4 posted on 10/02/2013 5:04:24 AM PDT by allendale
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To: sheikdetailfeather

NEWS!!!!
The Sun came up this morning!
Film at 10 am


5 posted on 10/02/2013 5:04:49 AM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: sheikdetailfeather

If they’re furloughing 800 thousand “non-essential” personnel, can’t they just get rid of them, if they’re “non-essential”? Save a gazillion bucks!


6 posted on 10/02/2013 5:16:19 AM PDT by Road Warrior Ď04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: autumnraine

Vacation with deferred payment?


7 posted on 10/02/2013 5:27:24 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Irenic

Nope. Out of work with no payment.


8 posted on 10/02/2013 5:32:07 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Irenic

Not every gov worker sits behind a desk with a cushy salary. And with furlough it is specific that there is no pay during this time.


9 posted on 10/02/2013 5:33:43 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Bushbacker1

Non essential doesn’t mean not needed.


10 posted on 10/02/2013 5:34:40 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

When work resumes, there will be pay for the days missed. Obama sent out a letter that says as much and that is how it has worked in the past.

It isn’t quite a furlough because people on furlough use up their vacation days to cover the lost time and then are SOL. There is no pay for days lost after that. Only a gratefulness to still have the job.


11 posted on 10/02/2013 5:37:46 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: autumnraine

Thank you for your sacrifice! With you standing firm for the shutdown, even though you’re not being paid, there is nothing we cannot accomplish!!


12 posted on 10/02/2013 5:38:53 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: autumnraine

You’re wrong. There will be back pay. Congress passed a law, and unless the Senate crushed it, Obastard signed it. There may be a pinch in their cash flow for a few weeks, but when the spigot reopens, big big back pay for them.


13 posted on 10/02/2013 5:42:07 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (It's hard to accept the truth when the lies were exactly what you wanted to hear.)
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To: atc23

I appreciate that. I am sacrificing and so is my family but rhis nightmare called Obamacare needs to end. Wanna know something funny? The feds are hiring MORE people to make federal workers part time so that... wait for it... they don’t have to pay for benefits.

No lie.


14 posted on 10/02/2013 5:44:08 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Irenic

Not for hourly workers.


15 posted on 10/02/2013 5:44:45 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Source?


16 posted on 10/02/2013 5:45:53 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Irenic

No. It was specific. Even if you had scheduled leave or vacation time it iss now officially cancelled.


17 posted on 10/02/2013 5:47:14 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: Irenic

Meaning you won’t get paid for scheduled vacation even. They have also sshut down payroll.
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18 posted on 10/02/2013 5:48:54 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: autumnraine

In the 17 previous shut-downs, furloughed federal workers have always been paid for the days they weren’t working. Look it up.


19 posted on 10/02/2013 5:49:25 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Cyber Liberty

Yes, I know they will be paid. ??? That’s what I said.


20 posted on 10/02/2013 5:51:52 AM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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