I'm thinking you libs would definitely know a buffoon when you see one since you have so much experience voting for them!
The Senate accepted the Republican proposal to continue military funding in the event of a shutdown.
No surprise. They have gotten this in the past.Quote:
Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said he believes government employees should get back pay and, since many may be living "paycheck to paycheck," he asserted, “We as a Congress need to be more sensitive to their needs.”
Union officials estimate roughly 800,000 workers will be furloughed as "non-essential" employees in the event of a government shutdown and will demand retroactive pay because the furloughs would "add insult to injury for workers who have been living under a pay freeze for three years."
“We are trying to maintain pressure on this White House that in the event of a government shutdown, that any negotiated settlement includes an agreement that all federal employees — essential and non-essential alike — get paid when the government reopens,” Matt Biggs, legislative director for the International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers (IFPTE), told The Hill.
They're living paycheck to paycheck? Still doing much better than people who were forced to become part-time employees ... permanently.
I'm curious, does anybody here even care that the govern is shut down.
Its happened a LOT in the past!!!
Look at the 70's! almost every year!
And IMAGINE,, we are still here!!!!