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    Civilian military employees allowed to return to work

    Civilian military employees allowed to return to work - Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

    The Pentagon on Sunday called back to work most of its roughly 400,000 civilian employees, based on administration lawyers' legal interpretation of the recent government shutdown. That includes employees at Joint Reserve Base Naval Air Station Fort Worth.

    The base posted Twitter and Facebook that workers should resume their normal work schedules on Monday. The base commissary will also reopen.

    The order to return to work was given by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, five days after roughly 800,000 federal workers were sent home after Congress failed to reach a deal to fund the government.

    Hagel said the decision to recall the workers is based on a Pentagon legal interpretation of a law called the Pay Our Military Act.

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    Re: Civilian military employees allowed to return to work

    Wonder how long that will last after President Stompy Feet throws his next tantrum. Shutdowns are supposed to be painful, hence the closure of open air venues and warnings to Wall Street.

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    Re: Civilian military employees allowed to return to work

    This was guaranteed to happen when the house voted unanimously to fund back pay for all furloughed employees.

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    Re: Civilian military employees allowed to return to work

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Wonder how long that will last after President Stompy Feet throws his next tantrum. Shutdowns are supposed to be painful, hence the closure of open air venues and warnings to Wall Street.
    You know that he signed the bill into law that allowed for this to happen right?

    No wait, of course you don't silly question.

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    Re: Civilian military employees allowed to return to work

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    You know that he signed the bill into law that allowed for this to happen right?

    No wait, of course you don't silly question.
    Obama is just that much more insidious. Signing bills that do things he doesn't want to do is all part of the plan.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    You know that he signed the bill into law that allowed for this to happen right?

    No wait, of course you don't silly question.
    Its based on a Pentagon lawyer's interpretation of the law, namely Sec 2(a)(2), "support to members of the Armed Forces". According to the lawyers, "moral support" is included.

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    Re: Civilian military employees allowed to return to work

    Quote Originally Posted by Samhain View Post
    Its based on a Pentagon lawyer's interpretation of the law, namely Sec 2(a)(2), "support to members of the Armed Forces". According to the lawyers, "moral support" is included.
    Couldn't that be construed as being literally every government employee?
    "Hey, Jim over at the EPA said thanks for your service. EPA is now up and running!"
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Civilian military employees allowed to return to work

    Heard this morning that there are more government employees working to keep people out of the national monuments than were working at the monuments to begin with.

    That summizes Obama perfectly.

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    Re: Civilian military employees allowed to return to work

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Heard this morning that there are more government employees working to keep people out of the national monuments than were working at the monuments to begin with.

    That summizes Obama perfectly.
    It's stupid, but it's the law. This was not a unilateral executive decision. Shutdown procedures have been around for ages.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Civilian military employees allowed to return to work

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    It's stupid, but it's the law. This was not a unilateral executive decision. Shutdown procedures have been around for ages.
    It speaks perfectly to the point that government needs to be DRASTICALLY reduced.

    Build me a helluva military, a system of roads, protect the borders, and enforce a basic set of laws that protect life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all. Then, get out of my way.

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