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mredskins 03-02-2011 03:18 PM

Potential Government Shut Down
 
I rarely come to this form but I know a lot of you are well versed on Govt affairs.


What is everyone's thoughts on the potential shut down?

12thMan 03-02-2011 03:35 PM

Re: Potential Government Shut Down
 
I don't think a shutdown is going to happen. They just passed a two week stop gap to keep things rolling and Obama dispatched Biden to work with Republicans on the Hill to get a long-term budget proposal in place.

Chico23231 03-02-2011 04:05 PM

Re: Potential Government Shut Down
 
cant wait

saden1 03-02-2011 05:08 PM

Re: Potential Government Shut Down
 
I'm looking forward to seeing gov employees getting paid to do no work for a few weeks.

724Skinsfan 03-02-2011 05:18 PM

Re: Potential Government Shut Down
 
As a government employee, I assure you we currently do no work and get paid.

Hog1 03-02-2011 08:30 PM

Re: Potential Government Shut Down
 
[quote=saden1;787217]I'm looking forward to seeing gov employees getting paid to do no work for a few weeks.[/quote]

situation normal?

cpayne5 03-02-2011 08:32 PM

Re: Potential Government Shut Down
 
[quote=Hog1;787240]situation normal?[/quote]

Not all. ;)

saden1 03-02-2011 10:57 PM

Re: Potential Government Shut Down
 
[quote=Hog1;787240]situation normal?[/quote]

I rather like seeing uncle sam pay his employees go on a few weeks of vacation on your dime. 400 million is nothing to ballers like him and I.

Hog1 03-02-2011 11:33 PM

Re: Potential Government Shut Down
 
[quote=cpayne5;787242]Not all. ;)[/quote]
............true

WilbursHomie 03-03-2011 01:17 AM

[QUOTE=724Skinsfan;787218]As a government employee, I assure you we currently do no work and get paid.[/QUOTE]

nice...

Daseal 03-03-2011 07:17 AM

Re: Potential Government Shut Down
 
This shutdown is a little scary, especially if it becomes a prolonged thing (which I doubt.) While the govies typically get retroactive pay from the time missed, their contractor counterparts do not get that pay. Luckily it looks as if I'll be deemed 'essential personnel' but some of my fellow contractors won't be so lucky.

I had gone as far as to line up some part time work if the stoppage went over a week. Mainly just to keep me from getting bored at home...

hooskins 03-03-2011 07:39 AM

Highly doubt there will be a full shutdown. If no agreement is reached they usually extend the previous years budget.

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