Government shutdown makes vendor's headquarters a ghost town

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  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Oct. 4, 2013 11:42 a.m.

    Why would having 1/4th of a company's employees stay home make their workplace like a ghost-town? After all, 3/4th of them are still working. Saying such things is just to put a doomstown spin on things for the press to build up their liberal bias.

    The government employees who have had to stay home for a few days still have no idea what the real world is like, where many, many people have lately undergone layoffs and been out of work for several months, or sometimes even years. Some of my close realitives have suffered much worse than these people have so far have. After a few days, the government effected people, who almost never suffer any actual layoffs, now seem to feel like the sky is falling.

    I do feel for those effected. But I won't feel real badly for them unless this thing lasts a lot longer than it currently has. It's been much worse in the private sector for the past 4 or 5 years.