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They are ALL going to get paid anyway....they are just getting PAID TIME OFF!!
News flash WILL WEISSERT. Ted Cruz didn’t shut the selectedly painful parts of the federal government down. Barry and Harry did it.
This man is on paid vacation as are all of the federal employees that are out of work right now. Both dims and republicans are going to vote to pay them when this is over. mcconnell, boehner and reid have said so.
They hail him because they realize how much Obamacare will suck out of their wallets if he does go back to work. Speaking of that, a good friend of mine told me that her employer notified her that her insurance premiums will TRIPLE come January. She also told me that her taxes were higher last year than they ever had been despite her making less money. Same deal for me. The man is a complete liar in every way. When a man has to lie about being straight everyday to his own wife I guess its just standard operating protocol.
It’s amazing to me how much the government has grown and how many people the taxpayers have to support. None of this is constitutional, but I guess that doesn’t matter anymore.
if federal employee care about their long term future, they should care about the state of their bosses finance.
Methinks that the Minneapolis Star-Tribune cannot believe that Texans would believe in the US Constitution and limited government. Horrors, it must be Halloween time!
Check back with this fellow in 6 weeks if he is still not getting a check, not that that will happen.
Note the subtle implication that Texas is prosperous because of government handouts.
1. Its hardly the reason that Texas is creating jobs and growing in spite of the Obama economy.
2. The Feds HAVE NO MONEY. Whatever is “given” to Texas has probably been TAKEN from Texas taxpayers. And military spending is one of the few things that are necessary for a free nation. Military bases and NASA, are a wee bit more important than Solyndra, turtle tunnels, PBS, robotic squirrels, and the welfare safety hammock.
IIRC Federal employees are paid once a month on the last day of the month. Everyone has promised that they will receive back pay when this is over, so unless this shutdown extends to after Halloween, no Federal employee will lose a dime.
Obama has ordered everyone to make this shutdown as painful as possible to the taxpayers, but this will probably have no effect at all on all these “poor” Government employees.
NO ONE in the federal service has missed a paycheck. Checks are sent the 15th and end of month, right?
“Cruz supporters tend to make a distinction between government workers and government. The former can be worthwhile; the latter is taking on too much and must be pruned to its essential functions.”
This is a reasonably statement and a stance I wished the more extreme (anarchists actually - I said it long before the Dems started using it) elements here on FR that see all federal workers as “leech’s” or worse; regardless of their actual worth. That type of rhetoric gets really old...and for those that know better by REAL knowledge and EXPERIENCE, it is deeply offensive.
The concept that government needs to be pruned to its essential elements is reasonable and correct when uttered by rational persons that don’t have some “federal employee class envy.” The federal government and attendant burearacracy has grown entirely beyond what is required and become to pervasive in our great country - and “self sustaining structure without a real function except to exist.” Some functions are essential, but many are best phased out over time. However, this is also true at the State and Local level.
I am starting to view Ted Cruz himself as a “Revolutionary”, not and “Anarchist”....although “some” (no the majority) that flock to him are just anarchists. Then Senator himself is OK.
Government employees receive their pay every two weeks. Hence no one has missed a paycheck yet.
If they were paid 100% last Friday (Sep 27 -for pay period Sep 8-21), then the next pay on Oct 11 would only reflect 6 days of pay (vs 10 days).
If their payday was this Fri Oct 4...then they would have received a full 10 days of pay (reflecting pay period of Sep 16-29.
Perhaps there is fear of the uncertain future. But these headlines of missing paydays are misleading, perhaps to influence the publics' blame game.
I was furloughed on Tuesday, as were all my division coworkers except for 7. During our close out, where we had 4 hours to submit reports, respond to emails, etc my bleeding heart coworkers could not wait to gloat in my face, so certain that I would at last “see the light” and be angry with my conservative leaders. Afterall, Texas is not an expansion state, and will be using the federal marketplace instead of setting up its own, like some of the more progressive states. So I’m supposed to be ashamed because my state is so stingy.
I let them know I welcome the shutdown. I’m tired of this man draining our funds while his family doesn’t have the two brain cells it takes to be discreet about their own spending. I’m not completely confident that we’ll get back pay, but if we don’t I’ll be fine, because I have funds and that’s what conservatives do, we don’t live beyond what we make and we save with the same conviction that we use to pay bills. And if I have to take my friend’s offer to do some seasonal work for her, I will because we also don’t whine about how life sucks and someone owes us.
In the meantime, let the marketplace roll, and let it fall on its chaotic ass. And may the libtard public finally see what a scam this all is.
I say no back pay. How can the federal government be obligated to provide back pay?
Love how Cruz gets blamed for everything.
This is hilarious. The press goes down to Texas to get people to bad-mouth their senator and they can’t even get federal employees to bad-mouth him! lol. The comments on The Minneapolis Leftist rag are priceless. They hate Texas with a passion because most in that city resent people who want to be free.
Obama 'built it'.
It’s called “principle,” something the Commie Red Star would know nothing about.