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  • What about BHO's role on the economy?
    Tea Partier
    What is it with the constant bashing of Congress, without once mentioning the role Obama's policies are having on our economy? To update a famous quote of Ronald Reagan, "A recession is when your neighbor loses his job, a depression is when you lose your job, and a recovery is when Obama loses his job". He said it about Jimmy Carter, another incompetent one term President. We can only hope Obama suffers the same landslide defeat, so the next Reagan recovery can begin. Oh, and Moderate, you can quit blaming Bush for this economy. Joe Biden finally admitted the current White House owns this economy. It only took them 3 years.
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  • Still feeding at the USG trough, Tea Partier?
    FERS Fed
    Thanks for the daily dose of Tea Party hypocrisy.
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  • I Don't Suppose Two RepubliCON-Funded Wars Had Anything To Do With The Economy?  (Flagged as Abuse)
    IM>U
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  • To tea pariter
    Moderate
    I could stop bashing Bush, but I will not do so. It took 10 years or more and a war for the country to recover from the policies of the Republicans which gave us the Great Depression of the 20's and 30's. And, of course, the Republicans did everything they could then to interfere with the recovery. We now have the same thing. We have the bush depression, not nearly as bad as the Great Depression (thank various stimuli for that) with obama trying to get the economy going and the Republicans doing everything they can to stop the attempts at recovery. So now that the Republicans have the House, we could be entering into a recession. Thanks Boehner and his tea party collegues.
    worker
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  • To Moderate
    Rational Thinker
    People like you have a name, "Useful Idiot". Michelle Obama said we would have to re-write our history and change our traditions. I like my traditions and you cannot change history. Progressives like you have done your best to change history but the majority of the population of this great country have had is with your politically correct BS. The Great Depression you mention started in 1929. But like most Progressives you always leave out the inconvenient facts; such as the depression of 1918/1919. We came out of this depression by cutting the 90% tax rate and reducing government spending by 50%. These two actions generated the Roaring 20s. Unemployment was below 4% everybody prospered. The “Great Depression” you speak of came about when the Progressives regained power and hiked the income tax rate back up and government spending skyrocketed. This depression was global; what made it the “Great Depression” for the United States was the Progressives tried to spend their way out of the depression. Just like we are seeing now, trying to spend your way out of economic troubles only deepens your debt. By 1930/31, the rest of the world was out of their depression. Now the interesting part; in the 1920s and 30s, people owned their land and grew their own food. This is not the case anymore. The US manufactures nothing, we are consumers. If we keep going down this path of deficit spending and enter a depression how will the masses in the cities and urban areas feed them self?
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  • To "Rational Thinker"
    Moderate
    I did not know whether to put the quotes around rational or thinker because you are neither. So I put them around both. Let us start with "useful idiot" I know what idiot means but useful in front of that. Define the 2 words together if you are capable.-----Let us continue with Michelle obama allegedly saying that we have to rewrite history. Cite the source and show she actually said that and in what context. You radical rightists have the habit of either lying or taking words out of context. Rob is famous for that and, since I showed him up on that, he refuses to cite his source. Rob is a radical rightist like you. Third, what depression of 1918/1919? I know of no depression at that time. (continued)
    worker
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  • To "Rational Thinker" part 2
    Moderate
    Next, the roaring twenties were roaring for some people, especially the wealthy. The others did not have a roaring time. Please cite your source for 4% unemployment during those times. I could not find it on the internet.------You stated that the Great Depression started in 1929. Hoover was elected in late 1928 and started in office in 1929. Last time I heard he was a Republican and not progressive. FDR was elected in late 1932 and started in office in 1933. And you write about progressives changing history? 1984 was 27 years ago. We do not speak newspeak. So please write the truth instead of your fiction.
    worker
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  • Moderate - Please do us all a favor and stop bashing Bush. You sound like Obama
    Rob
    A non-partisan, independent voter (which you aren't) understands that both parties are to blame for the meltdown of our financial institutions, the housing market, and ultimately our economy. Dems and Reps supported policies that put people in homes they couldn't afford. Owning a home was the "American Dream". Both parties had the responsibility to provide congressional oversight of our financial institutions and both failed miserably. So please Moderate aka Liberal, stop showing the folks who read this blog how ignorant you are.
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  • To Rob the radical rightist
    Moderate
    At least you are an improvement over "Rational thinker". However, you are definitely not non partisan. Please remember that the Republicans, for the most part, had control of Congress from 1995 through 2006. Please remember that they also had control of the presidency from 2001-2008. Remember that the speculation got really bad during the Bush years. I believe I have a pretty good argument for putting the blame primarily in the new radical right Republicans. So, please stop trying to put an independent image on yourself. You are a radical rightist unless you have changed.
    worker
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  • to Rob
    Moderate
    Sorry for the extra post. I forgot to add that I would rather sound like obama than Sarah Palin. Guess that is who you sound like.
    worker
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  • Why wait
    Linda
    The biggest reason I see in my office for waiting on retirement is Divorce. We have several guys who are divorced and either lost 1/2 their retirement or have younger wives they are waiting on to retire. Yes, the market plays a roll, but that only effects the TSP and personal investments.......I think for a lot of people they have lived too high in the hog for their pay and have houses to pay for before they can retire.....So the economy is an issue, but is it the only issue? Doubtful.
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  • Hi Linda
    Moderate
    I could leave the government now, but I want a decent job on the outside. I am spoiled as I do not want to work over 40 hours per week, but I do not need a huge salary to live on. The economy does affect my decisions. And no, I have no debt. obviously, I can only speak for myself.-----The potential $25000 buyout is a non factor. Of course, a good incentive such as 5 years added to my longentivity and paying me for all of my accumulated leave could very well tip the scales. Oh well, I can dream.
    worker
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  • Of course - wait
    BeanerECMO
    The federal worker is a protected class. Why reduce income when one is protected? Receive full pay and have benefits paid for as long as possible; then, retire when it is either statutorily mandatory, RIF or a lucrative buy-out is offered. Being protected at both ends is great for the federal worker; something the private sector cannot afford to do. But, since the taxpayer is the gift that keeps on giving (or taken from)...
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  • "The federal worker is a protected class"?
    FERS Fed
    Interesting choice of words there, Beaner. Civil service protections exist to prevent politicians -- who've governed our country into the current mess -- from wholesale firings of federal employees after every election. Or do you really believe that 100% turnover in the federal workforce every two years would lead to more efficient and effective government?
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  • To Beaner
    Moderate
    Your sarcastic comments make absolutely no sense. We are not protected. Perhaps, you do not remember the RIFs of the 1990's and 2000's when contractors bid on jobs. During the Bush administration, the contractors had the advantage in the bids. Even you admit to the RIFs which may or may not qualify a worker for immediate retirement. Without immediate retirement the worker loses the lifetime of medical banafits and must wait until age 62 to collect the pension. I fail to see how we are protected.
    worker
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  • Why quit, especially now?
    Aaron Kuperman
    Most people in federal jobs like their jobs. If we didn't we'ld have switched to the private sector a long time ago (back when we were underpaid). With the recession (as the optimists call it), we aren't even underpaid anymore. Double dipping by taking a private or non-fed government job isn't an option under the current economy, and the pensions aren't so good that retiring won't result in a decrease in income. For professionals, the federal job is usually among the most sought after. We have prestige, doing what we wanted to do all along, and we are still getting paid. So why leave.
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  • A Litte Effort
    Rational Thinker
    Moderate, It took me all of four seconds to find a page of Google results on Michelle Obama and her speech on how we must change our traditions and re-write our history. I had similar results on the term useful idiot. I'll give you a hint on this one, it is a term Carl Marx used to describe people like you. Unlike you I do not sit in my parents basement in my underwear and blog all day. I have to go to work each day, I am not funded by George Soros. Do your own research!
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  • To Irrational Thinker
    Moderate
    I am not going to research your idiotic uncited comments. If you want to state them, then cite them. I do not waste my time looking for your nonsense. I have heard of Karl marx, but not Carl Marx. Your cite cannot be very good if you cannot spell the name.----Another stupid comment is your statement as to what I do all day and where I do it. And George Soros funds me? And you call yourself rational?
    worker
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  • Somebody Needs A Hug
    Rational Thinker
    It is strange that you stated you could not find information on my facts. I was able to find the information in mere seconds. Now you claim not to have time..... Your comments make it clear that you are a Soros funded Useful Idiot Progressive. Your citations on the Great Depression are the Progressive re-writing of history. You got me on the Carl's name, shucky darn....you are still a Progressive Useful Idiot. You Progressives just cannot seem to process that the American public does not want your Socialist utopia. We are rejecting your false choices and this is driving you Progressives nuts. It is best shown in your derangement with Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman. Progressives do not know how to deal with a woman with Conservative values.
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  • to Irrational Thinker
    Moderate
    I will say it again for someone with your lack of brains. If you wish to assert something as fact cite your source. Please show how my statements make me funded by Soros. The rest of your comment in your sentence is stupid. Please state what cite on the Great Depression is not factual. I got you on Karl due to your lack of competence. And I was unaware that you spoke for the public. I am also unaware that I am a socialist. I do have some socialist ideas such as public schools, public road building, etc. I guess you are opposed to that also.Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachman make true conservatives look like extreme liberals. Finally, why can't you radical rightists respond constructively instead of the idiot comments you wrote.
    worker
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  • To irrational thinker or lack of thinking
    Moderate
    I am adding this post because irrational has not responded constructively to my challenges. First, there was no depression in 1918-1919. Second, I attempted to find his assertions concerning unemployment during the roaring twenties and was unable to do so. So, please produce them for us. Third, he said that the Great Depression started in 1929 and blamed the Democrats. Yet the twenties were presided over b y Republicans and Hoover, a Republican took office in 1929. How does he blame the Democrats for the Great Depression? AQnd I do know how to deal with conservative women. However, the two you cited are big time to the right of conservative. So, I call them the way the are for their comments such as a pig with lipstick. By the way, Palin was a good athlete and appears to be very attractive outside of her politics.
    worker
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