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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    I don't think I am the one that coined the phrase "non-essential."
    But you are the one making a joke about it.
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    Personaly I can think of entire deptartments that are non essential and should be completelt eliminated.
    Start with the useless Dept of Education.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Tome View Post
    But you are the one making a joke about it.
    Mr. Tome,

    My apologies if you are offended by me.

    I find noting humorous about this event.

    #1--I never used the word lazy (I checked and rechecked).

    #2--I did not develop the phrase "non-essential," your employer did.

    #3--I find it disgusting that someone would trifle with your livelyhood and your families well being, trivialize that and then use that as a game piece for political gain.

    I am doubtful I am the only one that sees it that way.

    But maybe I am.

    As far as you having a bad Sunday, I wish that on NO ONE except Browns fans!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Tome View Post
    Road Kill, just think for one minute that there are actually some RTF participants who happen to be government workers, who do actually put in a full, hard days work, who might take exception to your sarcastic comments. I gotta say, I just get d@#n tired of hearing all government workers placed in the same stereotype of being lazy and non-productive and we really didn't miss you non-essential folks. Thanks so much for pissing me off on a beautiful Sunday morning.
    If you are that sensitive, you might need to talk to a shrink Mike. My wife was a 34 year career civil servant (I believe one of the good ones). But that doesn't stop me from expressing my opinion about the govt as a whole and the tons of sorry ass workers who give the good ones a bad name. Been to the post office at lunch time or tried to sign up for Obamascare?

    How does that make you feel?
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    Road Kill apology accepted. I agree with each of your comments in your last post, especially your comments on Brown fans....

    And Bill Davis, thanks for your astute observation. I'm headed for a shrink appointment as we speak. I'm sure you have saved my life.
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    Washington DC, Wall Street, and central bankers around the world rejoiced this week as Congress came to an agreement to end the government shutdown and lift the debt ceiling. The latest spending-and-debt deal was negotiated by Congressional leaders behind closed doors, and was rushed through Congress before most members had time to read it. Now that the bill is passed, we can see that it is a victory for the political class and special interests, but a defeat for the American people. Ron Paul
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    I Think……

    That we as a Nation have a great many hard working people in many different fields of employment who work for our government.

    That almost everyone has a stereotype image of a cubical dwelling, Washington DC congressman’s aid or IRS phone help line worker when somebody mentions non-essential government worker.

    That when we piss and moan about to big government we want to slash the jobs of the hypothetical, employed forever, does as little as possible, is redundant as teats on a boar hog, office dwelling leach of our hard earned cash. WE want to kick them to the curb.
    BUT
    The guy / gal working with the farmer next door or the forester up the notch or the wild life management area at the delta we hunt…. WE want and need and appreciate the tasks they shoulder!
    BUT (again with the but)
    Our federal budget does not differentiate ‘tween useless droid and needed worker. And the administration intentionally did hurtful things during the closure. National monument story for one. Up here the Missisquoi NWMA was closed to hunting. A huge delta unharmed by the hand of man kept wild forever… not allowed to be hunted ‘cause the government closed? So totally intentional

    So I think Stan thought he had a spiffy thread topic. But overlooked the actual hard working government employees that are in every walk of life. All among us hunting. Dog training and testing, jamboreeing and potusing

    The government is too big. We do need to kick some to the curb.
    BUT
    The who and the how is the crux of it and the painting all with the same brush kinda bums me out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    I Think……

    That we as a Nation have a great many hard working people in many different fields of employment who work for our government.

    That almost everyone has a stereotype image of a cubical dwelling, Washington DC congressman’s aid or IRS phone help line worker when somebody mentions non-essential government worker.

    That when we piss and moan about to big government we want to slash the jobs of the hypothetical, employed forever, does as little as possible, is redundant as teats on a boar hog, office dwelling leach of our hard earned cash. WE want to kick them to the curb.
    BUT
    The guy / gal working with the farmer next door or the forester up the notch or the wild life management area at the delta we hunt…. WE want and need and appreciate the tasks they shoulder!
    BUT (again with the but)
    Our federal budget does not differentiate ‘tween useless droid and needed worker. And the administration intentionally did hurtful things during the closure. National monument story for one. Up here the Missisquoi NWMA was closed to hunting. A huge delta unharmed by the hand of man kept wild forever… not allowed to be hunted ‘cause the government closed? So totally intentional

    So I think Stan thought he had a spiffy thread topic. But overlooked the actual hard working government employees that are in every walk of life. All among us hunting. Dog training and testing, jamboreeing and potusing

    The government is too big. We do need to kick some to the curb.
    BUT
    The who and the how is the crux of it and the painting all with the same brush kinda bums me out.
    Nice observation Ken, but off the mark.
    I know exactly what I meant by the thread and would think most anyone could figure it out.

    AGAIN.....I didn't deem anyone as "non-essential."
    The people that run the organization they work for did.

    I "overlooked" nothing........I understand people are involved.
    That is the disgrace.
    I believe it was made clear what the employeers think of their people.

    Perhaps the ire should be directed towards them???

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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    Nice observation Ken, but off the mark.
    I know exactly what I meant by the thread and would think most anyone could figure it out.
    .....
    I agree
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    I Think……

    The government is too big. We do need to kick some to the curb.
    BUT
    The who and the how is the crux of it and the painting all with the same brush kinda bums me out.
    Soooooo - with your VT wisdom & your socialist Senator, just where & how would you do this.
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