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  • Comes Around Goes Around
    RadicalVet
    Mike, to seriously consider to quiet the GOP punks constantly bashing Feds. This reminds me of the days during Vietnam when veterans were being called baby killers and spit on by the draft dodger crowd. I remember kicking hippy azzes and raising he.. as a GI back then. Fast forward to 2013 and now we have the same thing but it's Federal Employee bashing. I refer to them as members of the "Hanoi Jane Club" These young silver spooned boys and girls in Congress today don't even know what shared sacrifice entails. Maybe their Mom's and Dad's were part of the Woodstock generation now having too many hemeriodal flare ups from sit ins back then. So what we have now is a continuation from the cowards whom bash and spit on Federal Employees, maybe it's time again for a little meeting outside to discuss shared sacrifice. By the way GOP, Romney is a draft dodging coward and your mama is Hanoi Jane. Let's really get this bashing party started.
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  • But Obama Gave US Pay Freezes and Furloughs
    Radar Tech
    At the end of the day, both parties are to blame. Clinton/Gore started the whole "reinventing government" movement which started us on the road to privatization. Clinton also gave us the SES. It was Obama that gave us the 2 year 3 month pay freeze all by himself. Then, he signed into law the pay freeze approved by the democrat controlled senate...along with the furlough pay cuts. None of that could have happened without Obama doing it and last time I checked he has a big "D" behind his name. So, let's give fed-bashing credit where it is due. GOP talks big, but the Dems have been busy beavers hurting us financially. And now Obama wants to go after our retirements with chained CPI. Let's keep it real. Both parties are hurting the federal workers.
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  • No Radar Tech
    Moderate
    You did not say anything about George Bush who gave us the George Bush and the Republican Depression. This economic situation is a major reason for our problems. You also did not mention the fact that the Republicans do not want to fund the government properly. This lack of funding is what is causing the furloughs.And the third year of the pay freeze was given to us by the House, which is controlled by the Republicans. The Senate has the filibuster, which the Republicans use with increasing frequency. The Republicans were advocating a 5 year pay freeze which will probably happen. Obama is being forced to go after our retirements to get the reductions the GOP are demanding. It is the Republicans who are sticking it to us.
    worker
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  • None of this could happen if the Democrats weren't on board with it...
    Radar Tech
    The fact remains that none of the pay freeze or furloughs could happen if the democrat controlled senate and democrat president didn't agree to it. As I said, both parties are hurting federal workers. Any assertion to the contrary is turning a blind eye to the facts.
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  • None would have happened if the Republicans showed flexibility
    Moderate
    Reread what you wrote. Yes you did say both parties. And then you went on to elaborate what the Democrats allegedly did. Nothing about the Republicans. And now you do the same thing. I shall respond by writing that if the Republicans would stop pushing the reductions in spending the Democrats would have gone along with that. The Democrats had to go along with something or we would have been laid off for a long time because there would be no spending. So we really can blame the Republicans.
    worker
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  • FED bashing - Part of the OUTSOURCING PLAN
    Honest Broker
    Our political leadership (Yes, Dems and Reps) along with their Corp America partners have made the decision to go full press for the US Taxpayer dollar until the country folds. FED bashing is just part of the plan to justify outsourcing. The SES Govt employment system insures the politicians can exert even more control in favor of Corp America. Many folks work for Govt contracted companies, so they only see their salary as comparison and not the full charging fees to the Govt. In 2012 POGO.ORG sequestored Govt information for both Govt employees and contractors, so they could figure out which was the cheaper route. They found out of 36 jobs, only 2 were cheaper and they were manual labor jobs. All other jobs ranged from 2 times up to 5 times more expensive. Govt employees are headed towards a role of shoveling money out and then writing glowing reports to fool the public their money is being spent wisely. We're discovering the down side of a business driven Govt.
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  • Spot On Analysis
    Radar Tech
    You are living up to your name as an Honest Broker. I agree with your analysis. POGO is a respected source and is cited by IG reports. Further, POGO is non-profit and non-partisan. Finally, the government pays 1.8 times as much in average annual total compensation for contractors than it does for federal workers doing the exact same job! There are at least 4.2 contractors out there for every federal employee (not counting the shadow stuff that is off the books). So, 4.2 times as many contractors costing 1.8 times as much as federal employees doing the exact same jobs and now you know how we can have a 3 year pay freeze for government employees and not cut the budget at all.
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