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  • DoD Furlough
    kdkoons
    Why is FederalNews not talking more about the pending furlough? We are told to prepair for a 22 day furlough and in some cases can not file for undemployement. This is going to send the economy upside down! Why is Congress and the Pres pushing off the problem again and making life hard for people? I agree a fix needs to be done so offer a wide spread retirement offer, and cut the mission by that percentage too. If we only furlough the problem will be back in Oct. DoD has a large amount of people who can and would retire if it was offered up and then we could start to correct the problem we have created.
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  • What's the impact on contractors? Not much
    Honest Broker
    I don't hear any dialogue about cutting back on contracts. Did they not just approve $633B for DOD? How many contracts are just there to keep the heat off Congress and the Senate? How many companies use illegal workers, but claim they are US citizens and pay them peanuts but rake in the full rate? No Govt employees to investigate, so who's to check? How about cutting out the incestuous bribery chain with contractor offering jobs to retirement eligible Govt employees? Isn't that a conflict of interest? There are no real financial repercussions for the politicians by taking money out of Govt employees, so this may not be over yet. The big money fix should be a good look at all the contracts with an honest review, but too many political careers riding on that one. Guess the politicians will just keep kicking the can down the road until the global investors decide we're a bad risk, and then it will get interesting.
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  • What's the impact on contractors? Not much
    Honest Broker
    I don't hear any dialogue about cutting back on contracts. Did they not just approve $633B for DOD? How many contracts are just there to keep the heat off Congress and the Senate? How many companies use illegal workers, but claim they are US citizens and pay them peanuts but rake in the full rate? No Govt employees to investigate, so who's to check? How about cutting out the incestuous bribery chain with contractor offering jobs to retirement eligible Govt employees? Isn't that a conflict of interest? There are no real financial repercussions for the politicians by taking money out of Govt employees, so this may not be over yet. The big money fix should be a good look at all the contracts with an honest review, but too many political careers riding on that one. Guess the politicians will just keep kicking the can down the road until the global investors decide we're a bad risk, and then it will get interesting.
    { "Agree":"1","Funny":"1","Insightful":"1","Disagree":"-1","Offensive":"-1","Troll":"-1" }
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