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Shutdown Continues, But Furloughed Workers Will Likely Be Paid - Yahoo News

CORALVILLE COURIER EDITOR'S NOTE: Non-essential employees getting paid for work not performed. Isn't that GREAT?!   Congress contains some stupid people, people incapable of learning, their actions based out of emotion rather than common sense.  They just don't get it, continuing to spend money that shouldn't be spent.  Even in the protest of too much spending, they spend money.  Long ago, real leaders would have stood up and said, "Enough with the political grandstanding and vote pandering already, enough with the continuing resolution nonsense already.  Let's pass an annual budget and actually stick to it." There should be a risk in being a federal employee, just like there is in being an employee of a corporation or small business where you can get laid off and not get paid for work not performed.  Congress also contains a lot of snakes.  The snakes are trying to avoid accountability for the shutdown with this maneuver  Where is the repercussion to decisions made in Washington if the people those decisions harm are bought off?  That's what this is, a payoff.  It's not a paycheck earned for an honest day's pay, it's a payoff.   Once again the American public is getting played.  Non-essential employees are getting paid for work not performed.  That's a problem folks, not a solution. 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. government shutdown saga continues on Capitol Hill today, but for the 800,000 federal workers sent home without pay there appears to be a light at the end of the tunnel.

Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation that, if cleared by the Senate, would assure those employees would receive their back pay when the government reopens.

The "Federal Employee Retroactive Pay Fairness Act" passed with a rare, unanimous vote and is poised to pass through the upper chamber unhindered.



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Here's what the U.S. Constitution has to say at the beginning of Article I, Section 7:
Section 7
"1: All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills."

Obama and his pet senators may not like the facts, but the facts are that anything involving raising revenue puts the House in the driver's seat, and the House is the prime government authority the downstream crowd has to play ball with. Being chronic liars who promised to 'support/protect and defend the Constitution' only so as to weasel toward the levers of prostituted power, Obama & Co. continue to disregard the actual constitutional rules and instead they continually try to move the goal posts by endless chicanery. But as usual they con only the suckers who sop up mass moronic media propaganda today in total disregard for the long-term consequences.

As long as millions of immature irresponsible Americans want to spend their money on candy today and forget about saving for the rent or the mortgage tomorrow, they are only setting themselves up for an ever greater disaster. And it is looming larger as the tottering house of ratty overplayed cards tilts another notch closer toward crashing down into a torrent of little worthless Federal Reserve counterfeited pieces of paper. The more blindly and greedily bloodsucking parasites afflict their hosts, the sooner they experience their own demise.

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