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  • More equal than others
    contrarian
    Isn't it great to know that while Feds are getting furloughed, billions are spent on giving cell phones to people who already have them? Or Billions are spent on foreign aid or corporate welfare? Makes our unpaid days even more despicable.
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  • More Equal Than Others
    Little Birdie
    As Mike correctly pointed out, it's illegal to strike against the federal government, period. We've made it through this year without furloughs, but last year when the shutdown was supposed to occur, my agency proposed to furlough us until one of the emergencies we deal with happened and then pull us back off furlough to deal with it. We had to point out that if they expected the usual instant response, it wasn't going to happen - if I got furloughed, I was going to go do stuff *I* wanted to do, which would not involve hanging around the home phone. It would have been wonderful to see Tea Party Congressman Pettifog standing next to a pile of smoldering wreckage in his district explaining why no one was showing up to figure out what happened.
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  • Great post.
    Moderate
    These legislators who jerk us around want to be placed up front when they need services. Maybe they ought to be handled the same way as any other person.
    worker
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  • Government Interest Only
    melekali
    Federal and other government workers have to deal with this fact of life: If our interests coincide with government interests, the government is happy to satisfy them, but if government interests and personal interests part company, the government will choose its own interest first and always. That is the reality no matter how inconsistent it may be. The government doesn't seem to be interested in doing the right thing. No matter, som e individuals do and those will continue to do the right thing even at great personal cost. I would argue it's these employees that truly show forth the "servant" in civil servant. While the military are somewhat protected from some of this, this is also true of the military, which while the leaders have the best of intentions and talk a good game, when the rubber hits the road, the member is told that the law is the law and they have to take it. So the lesson from all this? The government will follow the law no matter if it is right, wrong or indifferent. Governmental workers ought to know the law and not just rely upon what is logical, right or just.
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  • Are Some More Equal Than Others?
    Gary R.
    Of course they are. It has been that way for a long, long time. Much longer than the Federal Government has existed. Like it says in Sirach (Catholics only, Protestants, humanists and atheists read no further): "Why is one day more important than another, when it is the sun that lights up every day? It is due to God's wisdom that they differ; some He dignifies, some He sanctifies, others He lists as ordinary days. So too it is with man..." Unfortunately the Tea party will keep prattling on and the Federal Government will continue to fail miserably at informing the public of all that it does for them.
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  • Whatever happened to the JFK Dems?  (Flagged as Abuse)
    Rob
    Show/Hide Message
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  • Never heard of Sirach
    contrarian
    But I'm not buying his logic that it's okay. G-d is no respecter of persons.
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  • I've seen it all now
    Rob
    A quote from JFK flagged for abuse? Shame on FNR for allowing people to flag messages that are not abusive. This is what liberals do best; try to silence anyone who holds a different opinion. FNR - please put my post back up.
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  • Was it the "Ask not...." quote?
    contrarian
    That would be funny if so.
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  • Yes, JFK's "ask not..." quote
    Rob
    There was nothing at all abusive in my post. It's funny how the left in this country is all about protecting free speech until the speech is contrary to their agenda.
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  • No Rob
    Moderate
    The right wing censors as much as the left wing. I will write to Julia ziegler on this post also.
    worker
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  • Civil servant - Doesn't sound like we have a choice?
    Honest Broker
    I never liked that term, but I guess it applies to our jobs in the Government. The politicians say jump and we say, how high? The contractors are more equal than we are because they put more money in the pockets of our illustrious leaders on Capitol Hill than I do. Don't you know that Corporations were what our founders meant when they wrote down, "We the people"?
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