Skip to comments.Laid-off federal workers blame Tea Party activists for shutdown
Posted on 10/10/2013 6:28:50 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
WASHINGTON - Despite a steady rain, about 250 laid-off federal workers rallied on Capitol Hill Thursday to protest the ongoing shutdown of much of the federal government.
Organized by at least two unions, the speakers and attendees blamed Tea Party Republicans for the legislative gridlock that has failed to produce spending authority.
Civil rights leader Jesse Jackson likened the conservative hard-liners to Civil War insurrectionists.
"They lost the battle on the field in 1863," Jackson told the crowd. "They lost the battle at the polls in 2012. They must not take our government."
Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi (D-- Calif.) predicted enough moderate Republicans would break ranks to support a "clean" budget bill.
"We, the Democrats in the House of Representatives, have been willing -- have been willing -- to give them 200 votes to open up government," declared Pelosi before beginning a repetitive chant: "Give us a vote! Give us a vote! Give us a vote! Give us a vote!"
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You’ll thank them later when you’r not paying 25 - 33 % of your paycheck towards our “affordable healhcare”....
Organized by at least two unionsAstroturfing for the press. These unions must have gotten some big exemptions from Zerocare too.
Youll thank them later when your not paying 25 - 33 % of your paycheck towards your affordable healhcare....
90% of my fellow federal workers blame Obama. It’s a Law Enforcement Agency soooooo.....
So what? They can get a real job and grow up.
You’re welcome you pampered pricks.
Obama thinks he is a modern Lincoln, but elected to free us from freedom.
Making such a comparison as Jackson did is ignorant and hateful beyond reproach. What a complete, total and abysmal scumbag. He can’t return to the pit soon enough.
For catching them in a massive tax payer scam! They get UNFUNDED unemployment benefits from the state tax payers, and then get back pay on top of that from the federal tax payers. They're stealing their vacation freebies from us twice!
I blame the laid off federal employees for the shutdown. These perpetually flatulating public servants need to STHU. When Americans want any crap out of government employees, we’ll unscrew their heads and dip it out.
And we blame them for incompetence.
They hate us anyway. Let them. Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!
Perhaps they'll catch cold and die.
I blame federal workers for the money they steal from me. I wish I could sell their organs to get my money back. How about that union thugs?
“They lost the battle at the polls in 2012. They must not take our government.”
Somehow they missed the fact that Republicans won the battle for the House in 2012.
As far as I’m concerned laid-off “non-essential” federal employees should be fired - permanently.
Only essential operations of government and those essential to those functions should be working for the government.
The Federal Goobermint is NOT a jobs program!!!!
“Organized by two unions” is enough of a story for me, no need to read further.
Isn’t it illegal for these commie piggies to engage in political activities while on government time? Since they are going to get back pay, THEY ARE ON GOVERNMENT TIME RIGHT NOW. Fire the lowlifes!
Guilty as charged. :-)
“They lost the battle on the field in 1863,” Jackson told the crowd.
Why aren’t the Republicans calling out the Democrats on their lies? Someone take the corrupt little quisling aside and remind him how the Republican Party was born out of the abolishonist movement.
That's what they had better be saying. That's what they were ordered to say.
The Republicans and Tea Party won more national elections.
Yeah. Laid off means you list your job. These guys are protestng a free vacation.
I blame the laid off federal employees for the shutdown. These perpetually flatulating public servants need to STHU. When Americans want any crap out of government employees, well unscrew their heads and dip it out.
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Whoever is instigating this misinformation certainly has a rough job.
He’they’ will NEVER convince me that with the salaries guaranteed that the ones on a FREEEBIE ‘vacation’ will be overly anxious to go back anytime soon. Especially those that have/had a ‘rainy day fund’.
Of course, those deemed ‘not essential’ in an office full of ‘working’ essential folks, may get a little edgy as the time passes and MGT finally figures out ‘they’ are really ‘not essential’.
It might be hard to find, with all the competition they face from non-former federal people who lost their jobs based on the actions of former fed employees.
I have popcorn!
Halloween is a few weeks away yet.
THE ARROGANCE! They have become a Government with a Country.
It will be they who push us into that last unthinkable boundary.
They chanted “give us a vote,” really?
I was under the impression they had 2 or 3 and lost them.
I don't care about paid union stooges. Children in need of cancer treatment take priority over unionized terrorists.
I would say that hey could get a job in the private sector, but there aren’t any!
“they are going to get back pay”
And they’re drawing unemployment now. They can pound sand.
They ought to be tickled shitless for getting a paid vacation!!!
Happy to hear common sense still exists in a fed job, even more that it is a law enforcement position. Stay safe.
With all the federal workers in the D.C. area they could only get 250 to protest? That is pathetic.
The Dan Ronnenberg quoted in this article is, shall we say, not your typical employee: http://www.faaglobe.com/About_US.html
The irony is the essential personnel will only get paid once- for working.
good. I blame them for the country’s financial shape. Who is the treasonous, good for nothin, greedy bastages?
Hey Federal workers: get stuffed! YOU are part of the problem.
Hey Jesse, the only one seeing stars and bars is your son.
Ignore them .... they are non-essential and what could they possibly say of consequence!!!!
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