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    Re: Angry furloughed federal workers protest shutdown at the White House, around the country

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    800,000 federal workers will not receive their paycheck today.
    True, and yet you people have been whining for 3 weeks how these people were already devastated, but yet, this is the FIRST paycheck they won't receive...

    This is now shifting from the President's claim that he would own the shutdown for border security, to democrats who only want to represent the non citizen over the citizen...I'd be pissed if I were you guys.
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    Re: Angry furloughed federal workers protest shutdown at the White House, around the country

    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Valley View Post
    800,000 federal workers will not receive their paycheck today.

    This begins the exponential federal worker/GOP pressure on Trump to stop acting like a petulant spoiled child and sign CRs to fund the government.

    The GOP will break with Trump after a few more weeks of this if not sooner. A Trump declared "national emergency" will be in court faster than you can say restraining order.

    If Trump can use the "national emergency" Congressional workaround, then so will Democrats in 2020 re: climate change, healthcare, etc.
    Yep, Healthcare and Climate Change are big things a Dem president could then declare a "National Emergency" for. And no, I don't agree with them doing that just as I don't believe Trump should declare a National Emergency for a wall.
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    Re: Angry furloughed federal workers protest shutdown at the White House, around the country

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    True, and yet you people have been whining for 3 weeks how these people were already devastated, but yet, this is the FIRST paycheck they won't receive...

    This is now shifting from the President's claim that he would own the shutdown for border security, to democrats who only want to represent the non citizen over the citizen...I'd be pissed if I were you guys.
    Not wanting a wall does not equate to caring about the non citizen over the citizen. Sorry, there are better ways to combat illegal immigration. You guys are just pissed that you can't get your way now that a Dem House is in order. Blame your "leader" Trump for not getting a Republican House and Republican Senate for TWO YEARS to be able to pass what he wanted. Talk about poor leadership
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    Yes, we know that you don't care Trump bragged about walking in on underage girls naked.
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    Re: Angry furloughed federal workers protest shutdown at the White House, around the country

    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense 1 View Post
    They won't lose one cent from the shut down!

    Trump promises to pay federal workers after shutdown

    https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...after-shutdown

    President Trump has promised Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) that he will sign a bill providing backpay to federal workers once the government shutdown, which has stretched 20 days, finally ends.

    The Senate passed by unanimous consent legislation Thursday evening providing that federal workers — essential and furloughed employees — will be paid once the shutdown is over.


    Federal employees are due to miss paychecks Friday, which has caused consternation in the Washington, DC, region.

    Trump made his pledge in a phone call with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as part of an effort to work out a deal to adjourn the Senate this week.

    Kaine, who represents thousands of federal workers in Northern Virginia, threatened to block the adjournment resolution unless GOP leaders provided some assurance that they would be taken care of for time and paychecks missed because of the shutdown.
    They're lucky I'm not President....These people get a vacation and will be paid for not being there....Sweet deal...Now, those that are working without checks, should get their money, but those that are part of the SOA (sit on ass) brigade during this, should have filed unemployment, and taken advantage of the social service state they have created to get by....Then when it's over, get back to work.
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    Re: Angry furloughed federal workers protest shutdown at the White House, around the country

    Quote Originally Posted by Praxas View Post
    Yep, Healthcare and Climate Change are big things a Dem president could then declare a "National Emergency" for. And no, I don't agree with them doing that just as I don't believe Trump should declare a National Emergency for a wall.
    Its always the 31st thing that causes people to say, "hey, maybe this unfettered power is bad".

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    Re: Angry furloughed federal workers protest shutdown at the White House, around the country

    Quote Originally Posted by Praxas View Post
    Not wanting a wall does not equate to caring about the non citizen over the citizen. Sorry, there are better ways to combat illegal immigration. You guys are just pissed that you can't get your way now that a Dem House is in order. Blame your "leader" Trump for not getting a Republican House and Republican Senate for TWO YEARS to be able to pass what he wanted. Talk about poor leadership
    Yep, Ryan, and McConnell were horrible, and should have done better...But, representing the non citizen over the citizen is exactly who the democrats are today.
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    Re: Angry furloughed federal workers protest shutdown at the White House, around the country

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    They're lucky I'm not President....These people get a vacation and will be paid for not being there....Sweet deal...Now, those that are working without checks, should get their money, but those that are part of the SOA (sit on ass) brigade during this, should have filed unemployment, and taken advantage of the social service state they have created to get by....Then when it's over, get back to work.
    Plus those working can get bridge loans from their credit unions.

    I don't recall government workers crying a river when public sector employees get laid off.
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    Re: Angry furloughed federal workers protest shutdown at the White House, around the country

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Yep, Ryan, and McConnell were horrible, and should have done better...But, representing the non citizen over the citizen is exactly who the democrats are today.
    Nope, the Dems aren't representing the non citizen over the citizen. I don't want the wasteful wall that is only useful to Trump's ego and the Dem house is doing exactly what I elected them to do, hold Trump accountable.
    Quote Originally Posted by Praxas
    Yes, we know that you don't care Trump bragged about walking in on underage girls naked.
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    And that bothers you because????????
    -In 2017, conservatives said they were concerned about women being assaulted in bathrooms. In 2018 conservatives showed women they wouldn’t believe them if they were.

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    Re: Angry furloughed federal workers protest shutdown at the White House, around the country

    Quote Originally Posted by Common Sense 1 View Post
    They won't lose one cent from the shut down!

    Trump promises to pay federal workers after shutdown

    https://thehill.com/homenews/adminis...after-shutdown

    President Trump has promised Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine (Va.) that he will sign a bill providing backpay to federal workers once the government shutdown, which has stretched 20 days, finally ends.

    The Senate passed by unanimous consent legislation Thursday evening providing that federal workers — essential and furloughed employees — will be paid once the shutdown is over.


    Federal employees are due to miss paychecks Friday, which has caused consternation in the Washington, DC, region.

    Trump made his pledge in a phone call with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) as part of an effort to work out a deal to adjourn the Senate this week.

    Kaine, who represents thousands of federal workers in Northern Virginia, threatened to block the adjournment resolution unless GOP leaders provided some assurance that they would be taken care of for time and paychecks missed because of the shutdown.
    Credit Card Interest still gets accrued, Mortgage interest still gets accrued, car loan interest still gets accrued, so to say they won't lose one cent not only shows your ignorance and lack of compassion but why Trump supporters are out of touch with reality. But then you and other Trump supporters have always HATED federal workers, so this is what you like.
    Quote Originally Posted by Praxas
    Yes, we know that you don't care Trump bragged about walking in on underage girls naked.
    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    And that bothers you because????????
    -In 2017, conservatives said they were concerned about women being assaulted in bathrooms. In 2018 conservatives showed women they wouldn’t believe them if they were.

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    Re: Angry furloughed federal workers protest shutdown at the White House, around the country

    Beginning today, FBI agents, Border Patrol officers, and air traffic controllers join the increasingly crowded ranks of unpaid federal workers.


    We are now in → Day 29 ← of the Donald Trump/Mitch McConnell government shutdown.

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