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    Re: Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

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    Oh, how sad...............................not.

    Tell your family to get off their dead asses and go get a job. Please don't tell me there are none. Make up one then. But stop crying about it.

    Shut it down!
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    Re: Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    Proof go take a drive on a Governmet paid holiday, my proof is that it takes 1.45 hours to drive 26 miles on a regular day, on the days the governmet has one of it's hack holidays it takes 25 minutes. …
    These government paid holidays you speak of are also honored by the financial industry and other economic sectors not just government. Schools being closed means students aren't traveling to classes. People aren't traveling to the DMV and passport offices, etc. Your ‘proof’ doesn't prove anything.
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    Re: Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    These government paid holidays you speak of are also honored by the financial industry and other economic sectors not just government. Schools being closed means students aren't traveling to classes. People aren't traveling to the DMV and passport offices, etc. Your ‘proof’ doesn't prove anything.
    Not here in new england on the east coast, such as evacutation day, patriots day, columbus day etc.

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    Re: Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

    I am moderately concerned that shutting down the government would be a willful violation of the law. Failing to fund mandatory spending programs and staff mandatory spending programs comes across as a dereliction of duty.

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    Re: Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

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    We get two social security checks, one is for my retired grandparent, and the other is for my disabled parent, so before you look anymore like a fool, don't be so judgmental.
    I don't even get a social security check.

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    Re: Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    Every notice when the governmetn workers have a paid holiday not afforded to the private sector, how light the traffic is, just think of the money, gas etc we are saving.
    Sounds to me like more private sector workers need to unionize to demand more paid holidays.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    Proof go take a drive on a Governmet paid holiday, my proof is that it takes 1.45 hours to drive 26 miles on a regular day, on the days the governmet has one of it's hack holidays it takes 25 minutes. This would be Exit 43 to Exit 25 on I-95 in Boston.

    BTW I drive for a living and 110,000 plus miles per year depending, interstate driving (regional) for 25 years now..
    Sounds to me like we need to invest in more and better public transportation to alleviate the traffic congestion.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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    Re: Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Sounds to me like we need to invest in more and better public transportation to alleviate the traffic congestion.
    Sounds like a fine idea and believe me it has been proposed and is now tied up in the courts, you see those who are suing are probably those who sit in the traffic. The suit brought forth are done by the surrounding towns, the residents have their numerous reasons but non the less this will not happen for decades. Of course there is a easy way, just lay off all the government workers

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    Re: Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

    Shutting down the federal gov would be a terrible thing. Many people who need money would not be able to get it. Many employees would not be paid. And I see no advantage to shutting down the federal government.
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    Re: Is shutting down the federal government an advantage?

    Quote Originally Posted by deltabtry View Post
    Sounds like a fine idea and believe me it has been proposed and is now tied up in the courts, you see those who are suing are probably those who sit in the traffic. The suit brought forth are done by the surrounding towns, the residents have their numerous reasons but non the less this will not happen for decades. Of course there is a easy way, just lay off all the government workers
    Yeah, because it not like instead all those government workers will just find private employment and instead of them clogging up the roads to get to their government job they'll just be clogging up the roads to get to their private sector job.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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