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

    I'm actually surprised it took so long, but you can only survive so long on pride without pay

    Hundreds of furloughed government workers and contractors descended on the White House on Thursday to plead to be allowed to return to work.

    Holding signs such as "Stop the war on workers" and "We want work, not walls," the protesters assembled in the bitter cold outside of AFL-CIO union headquarters before making their way to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
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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



    Angry furloughed federal workers protest shutdown at the White House, around the country
    Hundreds is a very weak showing.
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    Re: Angry furloughed federal workers protest shutdown at the White House, around the country

    In 5... 4... 3... a Trump tweet calling for them to be fired while the "others support him in this shutdown."
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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



    Angry furloughed federal workers protest shutdown at the White House, around the country
    Somebody should give them a map to the capital building where Congress convenes

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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
    Somebody should give them a map to the capital building where Congress convenes

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    Why Congress? Trump owns the shutdown, not them. We even have him saying that on camera, out of his own mouth.

    These people obviously aren't stupid and heard his own words.
    It's disgraceful. I'm going to maybe and I'm looking at it very seriously. We're doing some other things that you probably noticed like some of the very important things that we're doing now. But we're looking at it very seriously because you can't do that. - President Donald J. Trump

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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
    Somebody should give them a map to the capital building where Congress convenes

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

    Its disgusting

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

    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.


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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



    Angry furloughed federal workers protest shutdown at the White House, around the country
    Yep, que up those SEIU AstroTurf protesters....lol
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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



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

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