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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.
    Remember how the government has farmed out so much work to private contractors? I don't see them specifically mentioned in the back-pay article. They are typically hourly - not salaried and didn't get to work the hours. I hope they are included.

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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
    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 then you and other Trump supporters have always HATED federal workers.
    Full of hate and nonsense as usual!! Babble some where else please. They will get every cent that is owed them. Right?
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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
    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.
    What you say is true but avoidable with modest savings capable of paying one to two month's bills. When the shutdown ends then replenish the savings account balance.
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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...
    And Trump also. He should have taken the DACA deal in early 2018 for his wall funding. He would already have the $25 billion.

    The "great negotiator" has painted himself into a political corner with no off ramp other than funding the government and negotiating border security.

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald J. Trump on 11 December 2018
    “I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down.”


    We are now in → Day 32 ← of the Donald Trump/Mitch McConnell government shutdown.

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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
    Trump owned the shutdown and the turtle McConnell will not bring to a vote anything that his master TRUMP doesn't approve of. So no, Trump owns this shut down. Trump could very easily tell McConnell to put to a vote the house bill and it would pass. If Trump vetoes it, the shutdown is still on Trump and the senate can override the veto.
    Democrats could pass the bill that the house passed in December. If they had done that then there would of never been a shutdown

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

    Quote Originally Posted by trouble13 View Post
    Democrats could pass the bill that the house passed in December. If they had done that then there would of never been a shutdown

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    So you think the Dems should cave into anything that Trump wants, got it. Do you think Dems were elected to support Trump's wall, yes or no?
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    Re: Angry furloughed federal workers protest shutdown at the White House, around the country

    Quote Originally Posted by NeverTrumpGOP View Post
    I'm actually surprised it took so long, but you can only survive so long on pride without pay
    The first paycheck any of them missed would have hit today. Until today, they haven't gone without pay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Praxas View Post
    So you think the Dems should cave into anything that Trump wants, got it. Do you think Dems were elected to support Trump's wall, yes or no?
    Why not, you seem to think that Trump should cave in to the dems and thsts the position your arguing. I can easily and just did argue, the opposite.

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

    Kinda disproves the point the right makes that everyone is lazy and just wants a handout when workers are protesting the right 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
    So you think the Dems should cave into anything that Trump wants, got it. Do you think Dems were elected to support Trump's wall, yes or no?
    When we are talking about 5 billion out of a 4+ trillion dollar annual spend, yes, they should just fund it and move on.

    If they think its a waste of money, we waste more than 5 billion annually, what's 5 more. They have to prove why that 5 billion is more wasteful than the other waste.
    If they want to reduce funding to something else by 5 billion, put something on the table and move on.

    At this point, its either 5 billion or 0 trillion. Pick your poison.

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