All I can say to the government workers is, well..... welcome to the reality the
economy and what many others have been through. My husband was out of work for
5 months. He is highly educated and well skilled. Due to Obamacare many
employers are not willing to hire directly and have been using contract
positions to fill any needed employment. My very worried kids can hardly sleep
at night. I've had to not grocery shop for weeks and make do with what is
on the shelves. We have had to purchase our own health insurance since
contracted employment positions don't pay health benefits. What do you do
when you are out of money? Do you go on a shopping spree or do you figure out
how to do with what you have? Its time the government stops spending more than
they have. Maybe its time for us all to take a look at ourselves, realize how
blessed we are and maybe try to stifle our greed and envy.
So basically what they are saying is that they want others to be demoted to
part-time and have their insurance premiums go up as much as 70% so they can
have their full time job? No way!
They should be camping in the officer of their Senators, and Congressional
Representatives!Protesting at the gates to the base seems much like
singing to the choir.
Tell it to Rob Bishop. Go to his office, call him, send letters and e-mails.
Get others. Maybe he will eventually listen to his constituents rather than the
Tea Party which works against Bishop's constitutents.
I have to laugh at the union on Hill AFB. They will fight tooth and nail for
those who sleep on the job, show up late for work everyday and then leave early
or take 1 1/2 hours for lunch when they are authorized 1/2 hour. Their real
protest is that they cannot sit around and do nothing all day and then work
overtime. Trust me when I say that most of these people live for the overtime
they are getting for not doing their job on regular time.
Like in the past, it will come out later that we will pay most of the Federal
workers that have been furloughed after this is all settle; So we pay them to
sit home? Why not just let them work and pay them later for the work when this
To all Federal Workers that have enjoyed their bullet proof enviorment. Now you
know how many of us in the private sector feel since the King wqas elected to
office.Sone of us have been on furlough for 4+ years.
A law needs to be passed that mandates furlough status on the entire U.S. House
and U.S. Senate ANYTIME there is a government shutdown.I hold one
man accountable for this one, and it is our Imperial Leader King Obama. Worst
President in U.S. history. Period.
repub candidates elected in 2010 and 2012 promised to shut down the
government.They delivered.Why protest?Voters
received exactly what they voted for...On the other hand...Maybe don't vote next time for these or similar repub anarchists...Who knows?
Kinda ironic that unemployment and foodstamp checks are still going out, but
many who do a decent job won't be getting a check this time around. Seems
like our priorities are outta whack. I don't understand what sort of
message they're trying to send, when the majority of people who drain the
government of resources feel absolutely no impact, while those who provide
quality civil service are punished... It's been 3 years with a pay-freeze,
the sequestration that caused a 20% pay cut for at least 6 weeks just this
summer, and now this. Stop beating up the wrong people and either support our
elected officials or get new ones.
They now an count on Senator Lee and his squadron of tea party congressman to be
totally ineffective due to recent political shenanigans.
That is tough, but those of us in the private sector have seen LOTS of layoffs,
furloughs, cut salaries, and high unemployment over the past few years. This
issue is bigger than hundreds of thousands of government workers it is about
millions of citizens and how there employment and healthcare will be changed by
this law.Before to cheer for Obamacare, do you honestly not know
anyone who has been told when the employer mandate kicks in that their hours
will be limited to 29? Do you honestly not know anyone whose premiums are about
to become unaffordable?
Don't believe everything a union tells you.Congressman Bishop
(and every Utah Republican Congressman and Senator) voted FOR three versions of
a continuing resolution which would have funded the workers at Hill and the IRS.
Today Bishop voted for another one specifically to fund DOD and several others
for other departments.EVERY ONE of the first three was rejected by
Harry Reid and his Democrats in the Senate. The DOD and other department
specific versions today were blocked by Democrat Nancy Pelosi and Democrats in
the House. Democrat Jimmy Matheson has really been scared by Mia Love's
campaign, and managed to get permission from Pelosi to vote with the Republicans
to pass all of these continuing resolutions.Yes, Bishop has been
collecting government checks since the 1970s, as a Brigham City High School
TEACHER, and concurrently as an elected member of the Utah Legislature until
2002. He is now in his sixth term in Congress. In my opinion he has done a
superb job and earned every dollar he was paid.AFGE is a government
employee union, which was deeply committed to the Obama campaign, and the local
members are being used as props to push a national agenda.
With the funding of Obama vacations, and IRS conferences:* parks,
and monuments stay open.* many uninsured Americans get insured.*
White House tours continueWe've been scammed!
Your congressman is Rob Bishop, who has been collecting a government paycheck
since the 1970's, and he supports smaller government.