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  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,912 Senior Member
    That would only matter if their real pay came from thier paychecks. You think any of them become millionaires collecting a paycheck? Sure $175k is nice but DC is expensive and they all have to maintain two households. No thier real pay comes from their real employers, their big donors and lobbyists. Citizens and voters don't matter except for a few months during election years.

    They also have access to insider information from government enterprises. The kind of information that can turn a few hundred thousand dollars into a few million.
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • terminator012terminator012 Senior Member Posts: 3,930 Senior Member
    A friend asked a good question: if the government is shut down, we pay no taxes, right?

    Sent from my SM-S907VL using Tapatalk

    Makes since to me. No taxes for everyday it's shutdown.
  • Old RonOld Ron Senior Member Posts: 4,355 Senior Member
    In my world it could be shut down for a year & I wouldn't notice it at all.
    Calling it a budget is a joke.... It is just how much more can we screw people out of & give it away to people that didn't work for it & see how much richer they can get doing this.
  • earlyearly Senior Member Posts: 4,950 Senior Member
    This is the most hay ever made on a January Sunday in the history of political agriculture. :buff2:
    My thoughts are generally clear. My typing, not so much.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Two of the three "Boxes" Frederic Douglass wrote about are broken and no longer effective. How long will it be before we have to open up the third one?
    :uhm:
    Jerry
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,146 Senior Member
    Two things that the president should do:

    Shut off the electricity to the Senate office building

    and

    sequester the senate at Andrews AFB until they get the country running again
    this has been done before.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    Back during the Revolutionary War, troops got up a pretty convincing mutiny over not being paid for a while. Might be time for them to do that again. If they did, I bet they'd have more help than they could stir with a stick!
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,146 Senior Member
    Congress is working tirelessly to solve this problem, the senate will vote at 0100 Monday on this.

    Great timing, Hey.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,187 Senior Member
    This has turned into a "FAKE SHUTDOWN" Museums in DC are open, Statue of Liberty is open, at my wife's office inspectors and agents are working, of course the Military is working. This wont hurt the average American at all, politicians are scared to death of making people uncomfortable. Bet those EBT cards will have their money in the account too.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,146 Senior Member
    Diver43 wrote: »
    This has turned into a "FAKE SHUTDOWN" Museums in DC are open, Statue of Liberty is open, at my wife's office inspectors and agents are working, of course the Military is working. This wont hurt the average American at all, politicians are scared to death of making people uncomfortable. Bet those EBT cards will have their money in the account too.

    It is getting less fake----commissary will shut down as of Thurs and no shipments will come in as of now.

    Active military, Reserve and National Guard members will be paid on time for pay entitlements earned Jan. 19 or earlier. Military members cannot be paid for duty performed after the expiration of the Continuing Resolution Authority on Jan. 19. Once a CRA or another appropriations act is signed into law, normal disbursement of military pay will resume. Taken from DFAS Facebook page.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,187 Senior Member
    Well until all those people don't get their paychecks on Friday


    Seeing my wife and I are both Government Employees and I retired Military, I am well aware of that. So my entire household is one pf those people
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • NCFUBARNCFUBAR Senior Member Posts: 4,324 Senior Member
    NN wrote: »
    It is getting less fake----commissary will shut down as of Thurs and no shipments will come in as of now.

    Active military, Reserve and National Guard members will be paid on time for pay entitlements earned Jan. 19 or earlier. Military members cannot be paid for duty performed after the expiration of the Continuing Resolution Authority on Jan. 19. Once a CRA or another appropriations act is signed into law, normal disbursement of military pay will resume. Taken from DFAS Facebook page.

    If the salaries for the idiots congressmen (approximately $260K per day) were cut and rerouted to military support accounts like the commissary it would at least help ... and light a fire under those playing games that hurt others and no skin off their own butt.
    “The further a society drifts from truth ... the more it will hate those who speak it."
    - George Orwell
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,146 Senior Member
    Active military, Reserve and National Guard members will be paid on time for pay entitlements earned Jan. 19 or earlier
    This sounds good; but, it is only 4 days pay since the 15th was the last payday.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    I STILL hope the Democraps and their RINO minions die in a fire. A rogue rouge meteor hitting the Capitol Building sure would be good about now. One about the size of one of those bid Euclid dump trucks would do the trick nicely!
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • RugerFanRugerFan Senior Member Posts: 2,694 Senior Member
    Our local Nat'l Guard units are supposed to mobilize 2/1 to prepare for deployment to Kuwait/Iraq. I wonder if that will still happen.
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,187 Senior Member
    RugerFan wrote: »
    Our local Nat'l Guard units are supposed to mobilize 2/1 to prepare for deployment to Kuwait/Iraq. I wonder if that will still happen.

    Good question. I would say probably not. No money for travel can be spent. I had to cancel several PCS and TDY reservations Friday.
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    Well until all those people don't get their paychecks on Friday

    This is what needs to happen but on a much larger scale. Shut it down everything but essential functions. Unless it hurts and gets peoples attention nothing will be done constructively there pay checks are there they just cant have them until this mess is fixed. Need to do this like they did in 2013 that got folks attention.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,693 Senior Member
    if-there-are-non-essential-government-employees-why-do-they-have-a-job-to-begin-with.jpg
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • roadkingroadking Senior Member Posts: 3,056 Senior Member
  • BufordBuford Senior Member Posts: 6,721 Senior Member
    And nothing is solved.
    Just look at the flowers Lizzie, just look at the flowers.
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,033 Senior Member
    Buford wrote: »
    And nothing is solved.

    Nope, not a damn thing. Nothing at all done about illegals, and it won't be.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,033 Senior Member
    Yep, can effectively kicked down the road for another couple weeks. We can revive this thread again in 3 weeks...

    Pretty much!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • bisleybisley Senior Member Posts: 10,813 Senior Member
    Schumer's intent is to keep the Congress so bogged down with these budget fights every three weeks that none of Trump's agenda can be addressed properly. They've got nothing to offer, and don't want anyone else to accomplish anything either. There is no telling what McConnell gave him to let this particular cluster**** pass into oblivion, but there will be another one just like it, right around the corner.

    I look at all this as the Democrats being evil children that know all the tricks to get their milquetoast parents to jump through hoops, so they don't squall too loud in public places.
  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 16,244 Senior Member
    bisley wrote: »
    Schumer's intent is to keep the Congress so bogged down with these budget fights every three weeks that none of Trump's agenda can be addressed properly.
    Immigration and border security are a big part of Trump's agenda and has been long overdue to be addressed. This move brings it front and center. Hopefully they don't do something too stupid, but what we currently have at the moment is severely stupid. Something less stupid would be a win, I guess.
    Reason obeys itself; and ignorance submits to whatever is dictated to it.
    -Thomas Paine
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 25,146 Senior Member
    Issue should be over by Morning
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,912 Senior Member
  • Green Mtn. BoyGreen Mtn. Boy New Member Posts: 34 Member
    The Commiecrats blinked.
  • Make_My_DayMake_My_Day Senior Member Posts: 7,912 Senior Member
    They learned well from Republicans for 8 years under Obama. What's good for the goose or something like that. Gridlock is the name of the game and will be pretty much indefinitely as long as the country remains so polarized.

    You have a lot to learn. Democraps are as much at fault...see link

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2013/09/25/here-is-every-previous-government-shutdown-why-they-happened-and-how-they-ended/?utm_term=.3e04b216a3e4
    JOE MCCARTHY WAS RIGHT:
    THE DEMOCRATS ARE THE NEW COMMUNISTS!
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member

    Looks like the Democrats were in control of one or both chambers during most of them.
      I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer”
    ― Douglas Adams
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Once Chuckie boy caved, it looks like a BUNCH of dummycraps got tired of committing Schumer-cide and voted accordingly. He's getting flogged from both sides now. The next time he throws one of his childish tantrums, people are likely to say "Chuck who?"
    :rotflmao:

    Jerry
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