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What the Government Shutdown REALLY Does

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Post by Keith B » Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:45 pm

This is a news report from the company my daughter works for. The reporter is a friend of hers. Thought it was funny, but pretty serious too.

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Post by MoJo » Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:53 pm

No panda cam! What am I going to do!
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Post by Beiruty » Wed Oct 02, 2013 2:01 am

Government Shutdown, means less tax money spent, so I save some cents now or in the future. The only interaction between myself and US Federal Government is I have to pay estimated taxes each 90 days.
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:34 am

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Post by jmra » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:37 am

The government is shut down? How can you tell? I'd be willing to bet that if the average joe didn't turn on his TV, the government could be "shutdown" for months and he'd never know the difference.
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Post by RPBrown » Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:44 am

The biggest issue that I see id there are those like my son in law that still have to work but not get paid.

Then the idiots that caused this still get their paychecks
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Post by The Annoyed Man » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:07 am

jmra wrote:The government is shut down? How can you tell? I'd be willing to bet that if the average joe didn't turn on his TV, the government could be "shutdown" for months and he'd never know the difference.
You can tell, because it literally took an "act of a congressman" to get WW2 combat veterans into the outdoors open air WW2 memorial.
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Post by jimlongley » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:30 am

There was a panda cam? Gee, and I missed it.

And no more site about asteroids coming to annihilate us? You know what, I'll bet this whole shut down thing is just a massive conspiracy to keep us from knowing that there is actually one of those monsters headed for us, and the government doesn't want us to know. The rest of the shut down is just camoflage and a way to spirit the most important politicians into safe havens while ignoring the rest of us.

Wait, I forgot, they already ignore the rest of us, don't they?
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Post by drumbdummer » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:32 am

jmra wrote:The government is shut down? How can you tell? I'd be willing to bet that if the average joe didn't turn on his TV, the government could be "shutdown" for months and he'd never know the difference.
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Post by RoyGBiv » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:39 am

RPBrown wrote:The biggest issue that I see id there are those like my son in law that still have to work but not get paid.
I have some friends that work for Fed letter agencies and they are still going to work without pay. I do feel bad for them, but they understand completely.
We did offer to have them over for dinner at least twice/week to help them cut some expenses for food and entertainment. ;-)

Based on BHO's golfing schedule, I'm beginning to think this might be a long one.
Good news? Additional deficit reduction. :mrgreen:
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Post by MotherBear » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:13 am

The Annoyed Man wrote:
jmra wrote:The government is shut down? How can you tell? I'd be willing to bet that if the average joe didn't turn on his TV, the government could be "shutdown" for months and he'd never know the difference.
You can tell, because it literally took an "act of a congressman" to get WW2 combat veterans into the outdoors open air WW2 memorial.
What kills me is that apparently there were police there to keep people out. I'm sorry, explain to me how we have the money and manpower to keep people out but not to let people in? Things like the gift shops and the visitors' centers, I understand. Library of Congress, National Archives, all that stuff -- sure. No one to staff them, they're closed, lock them up to keep things safe. But why can't people look at fountains, statues and walls? But I'm sure it's not because anyone is trying to be petty about the situation. :roll:

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Post by oohrah » Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:52 am

I can tell. My son and many others furloughed, and him with two young girls and now no paycheck. And Ted Cruz "hasn't thought about it, but he will keep his".

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Post by Diesel42 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:09 pm

Yeah... x2.
Some government tasks are easily seen (PO, TSA, etc) and the bozos in DC kept them working by declaring them essential or excepted. Others, about 800K folks, are not essential or excepted and they are home without pay and unable to get unemployment for 3 weeks. I hope my work doesn't turn into an environmental problem, but Cold War radioactive waste stays toxic for 240,000 years. Y'all enjoy the drama.
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oohrah wrote:I can tell. My son and many others furloughed, and him with two young girls and now no paycheck. And Ted Cruz "hasn't thought about it, but he will keep his".

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Post by RoyGBiv » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:28 pm

Had a few minutes to watch Cavuto interview Pat Buchannan 10 minutes ago. Cavuto made a particularly interesting observation... What happens 2 weeks from today, when the debt ceiling limit is nearing and the government is still shut down... and people come to realize that nothing critical is missing from their lives? That shutting out 800,000 government employees is saving them money and doing little discernible harm? And that as "problems" are found, the House is spitting out CR's to immediately fill the gaps..... Want the WWII Memorial reopened? A potential problem at NIH? The CR's have already passed the House.

Hmmmm.... This might just work out after all.

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Post by jmorris » Wed Oct 02, 2013 3:40 pm

RoyGBiv wrote:
RPBrown wrote:The biggest issue that I see id there are those like my son in law that still have to work but not get paid.
I have some friends that work for Fed letter agencies and they are still going to work without pay. I do feel bad for them, but they understand completely.
We did offer to have them over for dinner at least twice/week to help them cut some expenses for food and entertainment. ;-)

Based on BHO's golfing schedule, I'm beginning to think this might be a long one.
Good news? Additional deficit reduction. :mrgreen:
This is interesting since in our furlough letter it stated that working during the furlough, either in the office, at home, or at the coffee shop, will be reason for adverse action or dismissal. And it will get your supervisor a letter of reprimand since he obviously didn't explain the rules well enough. We were required to leave laptops and blackberries at work.
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