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Navytiger74
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You guys are really, really adept at creating boogeymen (here, greedy worthless federal employees) and setting up "us vs. them" paradigms (here, universally honest and noble "private sector" employees vs. greedy bloodsucking getovers. Federal Employees, like you, are just people looking to pay the mortgage and send their kids to school. If their pay takes a hit, it affects their real lives--their savings, their expenses, their children's needs, etc. They're going to complain.

The issue of the overextension of government should be absolutely separated from that of civil servants lamenting the very real change in their financial circumstances.

Oh, and by the way, it may have been lost on you people, but they fricking pay taxes just like everyone else.






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GumboPot
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He believes, as does you all, that he and the federal government is being used as a pawn by politicians who are undermining their own employees just to prove a political point.


That is unfortunately true.

But I'm confused about the sequester. Maybe you can clear it up.

The sequester is a reduction is proposed 2013 spending increases. I heard the number $85 billion out of a $3.7 trillion budget. So, we are still increasing spending over last year. That means each department will receive higher budgets than last year. Why do federal departments have to furlough federal employees this year when they are still getting higher budgets?






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CptBengal
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You guys are really, really adept at creating boogeymen (here, greedy worthless federal employees)


Actually you just created a strawman, you faux conservative.

All anyone said is that just like the private sector....when the belt gets tightened, stuff gets cut.

You implied that those people making the obvious observation are somehow demeaning the character of the people.

But it's par for the course with you.






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Lsupimp
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Member since Nov 2003
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Don't argue with us.
Argue with The Universe.






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RollTide1987
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Member since Nov 2009
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Lsupimp




You have no idea what you speak of. My father's federal job has insulated his arse for close to three decades. He makes more money in a month then you probably will ever see in a lifetime. And...want to know something funny? He would agree with your Asian poem.







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RollTide1987
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Member since Nov 2009
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Why do federal departments have to furlough federal employees this year when they are still getting higher budgets?


Because Obama says so. This whole thing is one giant piece of political theater. And this is coming from the a-hole who PROPOSED the sequester in the first place.

For instance...two weeks ago they were talking like they would be furloughed for weeks at a time. Now they are talking like it will be for one Friday every pay period. It's nothing but scare tactics.






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wryder1
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Birmingham
Member since Feb 2008
1880 posts

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1 sector creates the wealth while the other sector survives by regulating it and taxing it. The truth is, the private sector can survive without the government sector but the gvt sector can't survive without the private sector.






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Navytiger74
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Member since Oct 2009
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CptBengal


If you can't detect tone in what's written, that's not my fricking problem. Calling people "whiners" and implying that they don't understand that "the laws of the universe apply to them" is (and was meant to be) demeaning.

You are one disingenuous jackass.






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GumboPot
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Because Obama says so. This whole thing is one giant piece of political theater. And this is coming from the a-hole who PROPOSED the sequester in the first place.

For instance...two weeks ago they were talking like they would be forloughed for weeks at a time. Now they are talking like it will be for one Friday every pay period. It's nothing but scare tactics.



Well for the sake of defeating Obama's argument and more for the sake of the federal employees caught in the political crossfire, I hope Obama is proved wrong. But I do understand that he is quite mean enough to implement maximum pain to prove that he is right and win the argument when that action is really unnecessary.






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CptBengal
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Calling people "whiners"

People are whining about not getting bonuses, and because their budget wont increase as much as they thought.

That's fricking pathetic when most of the country is on tough times.

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and implying that they don't understand that "the laws of the universe apply to them"


People upset they dont get a bonus or an expansion in their department when the rest of the nation has faced ACTUAL CUTS....yeah those people seem to think the laws of the economic universe dont apply to them.

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demeaning.


Sounds like factual statements.

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You are one disingenuous jackass.


Nah, I just call out pretentious scum like you that attempt to speak from a place of intelligence, while at the same time using logical fallacies to further your comments. The fact you dont even see when you do it is proof enough that you are nowhere near as intelligent as you believe yourself to be.....delusion on the scale of a woman, and that's saying something.






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Navytiger74
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CptBengal


Dude, frick you. Seriously.

My last post to Bengal ever.






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Lsupimp
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Member since Nov 2003
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Well good then.
I've learned a lot here.
Apparently federal jobs earn more per year than I earn in in my lifetime (and just when it looked like my 1%er dream was about to happen!).
And private sector employees are "JACKASSES" for politely explaining ECONOMIC REALITY to public sector employees.







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CptBengal
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Dude, frick you. Seriously.

My last post to Bengal ever


So you get countered with actual points and all you can say is frick you?

You are exactly the type of person I pegged you as in my last post. (BTW, you said once before you'd never respond to me...wanna bet you'll be a liar this time too?)

you're pathetic champ.






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RollTide1987
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Member since Nov 2009
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That's fricking pathetic when most of the country is on tough times.


You do know Federal employees are people, too? There are a lot of people in the private sector whining about not getting a pay raise or a bonus. The whole country is bitching. It's not just federal employees.

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People upset they dont get a bonus or an expansion in their department when the rest of the nation has faced ACTUAL CUTS....yeah those people seem to think the laws of the economic universe dont apply to them.


Federal pay has been frozen for the last several years. They have endured what the rest of the country has endured. Don't give me that shite.

Also...federal employees, on average, earn less than those in the private sector.






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Navytiger74
LSU Fan
Washington, DC
Member since Oct 2009
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Well good then.
I've learned a lot here.
Apparently federal jobs earn more per year than I earn in in my lifetime (and just when it looked like my 1%er dream was about to happen!).
And private sector employees are "JACKASSES" for politely explaining ECONOMIC REALITY to public sector employees.


My post was pretty clear. They are whining because their lives are about to change. I'm sure the others here who took cuts or suffered layoffs whined as well. You seem to be laying your general antipathy toward an over-encroaching government personally at the feet of the people who simply applied for and filled the jobs. I've met some pretty remarkable people in government service.






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Hawgon
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Texas
Member since Feb 2011
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You do know Federal employees are people, too?


So is the mafia. And you know what they have in common? If you don't pay one, he comes and breaks your legs and maybe shoots you. If you don't pay the other, he comes and breaks down your door and maybe shoots you. If you survive, he throws you in a little cage for years on end.






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CptBengal
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You do know Federal employees are people, too?


They are. These are also facts about these people:
1)They have better benefits and pay scale than the private sector.

2)While the private sector has seen unemployment rise, they have continued hiring in the government.

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There are a lot of people in the private sector whining about not getting a pay raise or a bonus. The whole country is bitching. It's not just federal employees.


Except the difference is the private sector has been dealing with it FOR frickING YEARS. YEARS dude.

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Federal pay has been frozen for the last several years. They have endured what the rest of the country has endured.


frozen...the horror! Too bad they have increased the number of government employees....wanna know how many people who lost a job would have loved to have their pay FROZEN?

fricking pathetic.






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RollTide1987
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Member since Nov 2009
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Hawgon


And people like you vote? Good lord. We are truly screwed.







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Godfather1
Army Fan
SE Louisiana
Member since Oct 2006
31288 posts

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Argue with The Universe.


You'll probably never convince him of it, but he's gonna lose that one every time.






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CptBengal
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BR Baby
Member since Dec 2007
37448 posts

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And people like you vote? Good lord. We are truly screwed.


it's worse when government union employees vote for candidates that will give them pay raises, and hence the union gives kickbacks, etc.

Is your pops in a union, college boy?






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