Utah DEA agents still at work; some canceling vacations to avoid furlough

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  • one vote Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 6, 2013 8:21 a.m.

    Senator Lee and his supporters want to get rid of big government, better find other work elsewhere. They are intent on ruining government to "save government". cannot have a conservative utopia without disabling the eighty percent. Maybe the Capital will be in Utah instead of Texas.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Oct. 5, 2013 3:47 a.m.

    Team Obama is being delusional and misinterpreting the meaning of no. People showing up to work are not doing it to serve or protect anyone who has voted to stop paying them. They are at work under duress that if they don't show up to work they will may not receive back pay for the furloughed days. Their is a huge difference in motivation, possible back pay. Like all americans, the pay check motivates the federals as well as the civilians.

    The furloughs also are revealing all the non essential government waste in this country and why we have to stop paying for workers and government jobs we don't need. The more Obama is trying to punish the american people for telling him no more money the worse and more incompetent he is revealing.

    Government might shut down, but the country will survive and phoenix (USA) will rise from the ashes as usual.

    Obama is caving, fear and bankruptcy in the democratic party are examples of oppressive excessive control in the economy. Economy based on government spending is socialism which is not sustainable. Repeal Obama care and enforce budget controls and Obama can avoid impeachment.

  • Swiss Price, Utah
    Oct. 4, 2013 10:01 p.m.

    I would hope that the fact that two of the Congressmen from Virginia, a Democrat and a Republican, have introduced and have a 153 cosponsors to a bill ensuring that all Federal Employees be paid for the entire shutdown period. A similar bill has been introduced in the Senate. This is line with what happened during all 17 previous shutdown periods. This is according to the president of National Association of Retired and Active Federal Employees as of a few hours ago.
    Doesn't mean it will happen this time but I remember always being fully paid after each and shutdown even after the long shutdown in 95.