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davik62
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Posts: 52869

Frump is a liar, and Repocons are Proud of that.


« on: 01 10, 19, 05:37:06:PM » Reply

One month or less

My bank account balance is minus $169 and I have $0 in my savings. I am preserving the gas I have in my car and staying put and getting creative
with the food I already have.
— Tanisha K., Department of Commerce employee, Maryland

I have a 1-year-old son who was born with a facial deformity, and I stand here in the midst of this shutdown with facial reconstructive surgery expenses
for him looming. Instead of mentally preparing for this surgery, I have to be concerned about paying the associated medical bills and normal expenses.

As firefighters in the U.S.D.A. [Department of Agriculture], we are already paid significantly less than other organizations. We spend the summer away
from our families in service to the country, fighting fire to pay the bills. Missing a paycheck makes those sacrifices worth nothing.

Our president states that [federal] employees support this shutdown and building the wall. But anyone with a little geographical knowledge knows what
a futile endeavor it is. I do not support funding for the wall, and I do not appreciate being used as a leveraging support for this shutdown.
— Nick L., Forest Service employee, Medford, Ore. Has enough savings to last through the end of January.

My spouse passed in 2017. I have been struggling to pay a two-income household’s bills on just my one income since then. I’m an accountant. I’m not
allowed to work private sector accounting while employed by the Treasury. I’m only six years from retirement.

I worry when will they cancel my government insurance — health, dental and life — since insurance companies aren’t getting paid with no paycheck. I
think I’m going to have to put the house up for sale, the house I have struggled to retain after John’s death.

I want a barrier. I don’t think children and women are as likely to cross with a barrier. It is a physical deterrent. Give him [President Trump] enough
money to build what he can in the next two years.
— W.B., Treasury employee, Georgia. Has a month’s worth of savings.

I am forced to work [during the shutdown] and am making slave wages — nothing. We may have to move in with family. The only walls I care about
are the ones that keep the roof over my family’s heads.
— Jim P., Homeland Security employee, Washington. Has a month’s worth of savings.

It’s immoral (and should be illegal) to abuse civil servants this way. A vast majority of us are apolitical and devoted to our jobs. We put our hearts and
minds into doing the best job we can, effectuating whatever goals Congress sets, as the higher-up execs interpret (by regulation).

We generally have no say or input into either. We are not to blame for badly designed programs, unintended consequences and objected-to goals. We
certainly should not be punished as a result of completely unrelated policy disagreements.
— M.S., U.S.D.A. employee, Montana. No savings; tapping into home equity to get by.

A few months

I believe some things are worth fighting for, and this is one of them.
My husband is an essential employee who continues to work knowing his pay will be delayed. I’m looking to increase my work hours.
— C.M., Florida.

Her husband is a Homeland Security employee. They have several months of savings, but she will look for a job to supplement their income
if the shutdown lasts another month.

I am a federal worker at the F.D.A. [Food and Drug Administration] with enough liquid savings to last for the next month or so, but there are
plenty of federal workers who are early in their careers or have medical or family expenses who have already tapped those savings.

Plenty of us are still working and incurring commuting costs — we’re just not getting paid. And we’re cleaning our own office restrooms because
the contractors are not doing it. Those are the people I worry about the most, as they earn very meager wages to begin with and have no hope
of recovering lost pay.
— Kara M., F.D.A. employee, Frederick, Md.

I have been a federal employee for almost 39 years. Not knowing if I can pay my rent or other household bills is frightening! I want the wall. I
support it totally … But not at my expense!
— Elenore Mary Maggio, Treasury employee, New York. Has savings for two months.

I have five children and am a single father who has day care and preschool to pay for, not to mention a mortgage and basic necessities. My bills
keep coming, gas to get to work still needs to be paid for. My creditors will allow me to miss payments but not without fees and ruining my credit.
— Matthew F., Homeland Security employee, New York. Has savings for no more than two months.

I was hired by the F.A.A. [Federal Aviation Administration] as an air traffic control specialist after over a year and a half of going through the hiring
process. I was supposed to start Monday. I moved my fiancée and me across the country, bought a house, only to find out that I won’t actually be
starting until after the shutdown.
— Tyler Lano, F.A.A. employee, Rochester, Minn. Has two months’ worth of savings.

I am an air traffic controller in the New York City metro area. We can make it until February before defaulting on our mortgage.

Having to deal with not receiving a paycheck while still working 50 to 60 hours a week is adding to the pressures of an already stressful job.

The uncertainty of not being able to meet our financial obligations, along with the president’s threat that this could drag on for months keeps me and
my wife up every night. Even my three children are fearful of what’s to come.
— Bill O., F.A.A. employee, New York.

A year or more of savings

We have family members who will help. We can last about a year. We want this wall and are willing to fight for it, sacrifice for it.
— Sandra M., Department of Defense employee, Tacoma, Wash. Has a year’s worth of savings.

I’m just glad I saved all of the money I made while in Afghanistan. That and the disability retirement pension I got for getting blown up and broken too
many times are the only things that will keep me from facing really hard decisions. Funny, I’m now kind of glad that I have a limp and suffered permanent
damage to my endocrine system in battle.
— B.B., Forest Service employee. Has savings for 13 months and 11 days.

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D2D
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« Reply #1 on: 01 10, 19, 06:48:36:PM » Reply

Sorry but I find it hard to feel concerned about workers who are going to get paid for doing nothing!
Dan
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Tolerance is a 2-way street


« Reply #2 on: 01 10, 19, 07:04:05:PM » Reply

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My bank account balance is minus $169 and I have $0 in my savings

Not very responsible of you.  You should have put away some savings instead of going on that vacation or signing up for that iPhone plan.
D2D
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« Reply #3 on: 01 10, 19, 07:12:10:PM » Reply

Strange how Democrats blame Republicans for their poor money management!
davik62
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Posts: 52869

Frump is a liar, and Repocons are Proud of that.


« Reply #4 on: 01 10, 19, 08:08:35:PM » Reply

No, just Donnie for his poor government management skills.
D2D
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« Reply #5 on: 01 10, 19, 08:09:41:PM » Reply

Democrats say the victims of illegals don't matter as only illegals matter!

Fund the wall and the shutdown will end!

Fail to fund the wall and the shutdown will continue!

The choice is simple!

Can Democrats afford to have the shutdown continue?
davik62
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Posts: 52869

Frump is a liar, and Repocons are Proud of that.


« Reply #6 on: 01 10, 19, 08:13:37:PM » Reply

Drop the wall, and the shutdown will end.

Donnie is a petulant, petty child.
DvD is just as bad.
D2D
Republicans believe every day is the fourth of July! Democrats believe every day is April 15!
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« Reply #7 on: 01 10, 19, 08:20:09:PM » Reply

Take it up with DVD instead of polluting this thread with your nonsense!

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omiaqt
Success consists of moving from failure to failure, without the loss of enthusiasm--Sir Winston Churchill
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« Reply #8 on: 01 10, 19, 08:26:23:PM » Reply

Maybe Congressional Dmocrats should have their pay suspended for causing this shutdown!
D2D
Republicans believe every day is the fourth of July! Democrats believe every day is April 15!
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« Reply #9 on: 01 10, 19, 08:32:37:PM » Reply

As Democrats are willing to use everyone's money but their own that would spur movement!

Democrats are never willing to use their own money!
chuck_curtis
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« Reply #10 on: 01 10, 19, 08:53:00:PM » Reply

“We’re either going to have a win, make a compromise, because I think a compromise is a win for everybody, or I will declare a national emergency." -- President DJ Trump, today.
davik62
Sr. Member

Posts: 52869

Frump is a liar, and Repocons are Proud of that.


« Reply #11 on: 01 11, 19, 01:40:30:PM » Reply

Shutdown is a sure sign that the President is incompetent.


Donald J. Trump@realDonaldTrump

Our country needs leadership now. There is total dysfunction in Washington.
8:51 AM - 27 Sep 2013

Where is the leadership right now, Frump?  Where is it?

Come on, you got everyone in the room, but refused to make a "deal!"


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