10 cities hit hardest by the shutdown

Washington and Bethesda, Md., we expect. But El Paso, Texas, and Albuquerque, N.M., will also feel the sting of missed federal wages.

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Oct 7, 2013 10:46AM
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The very fact that Congress is going to pay people for not working is by far the best indicator of just how totally stupid the Congress is, and most importantly just exactly WHY WE ARE IN THE $$$$$$ MESS THAT WE ARE IN RIGHT NOW!

 

Out in the real world when a layoff happens, people might get unemploiyment compensation IF they are off long enough and then only a small % of their normal paycheck.

 

Once again, it is Congress who puts themselves above the people who elected them to represent the voters.

 

It is time to impose a one-time term for all elected officials. Without having to find money to get relected, they should then have plenty of time to actually solve problems and become real leaders.

 

 After that, they would have to go back where they came from and find a real job. They should receive a small pension for the few years that they served, but not the life time salary they have now. Put these poeple into Obamacare and see how long it takes them to fix that mess.

 

When companies who are responsible for making a profit are presented with a spending porposal, managers always demand to know how this expenditure will be paid for AND how much more profit will it add to the bottom line. In government, NOBODY is held responsible for making sure that income will match expenses. Oh we have book keepers who can kinda' tell us just how bad the red ink is, but they are not RESPONSIBLE.

 

Would you run your own household this way?

 

 

 

Oct 7, 2013 11:38AM
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ISN'T curious how the government selectively picks items to inconvenience American's? and leaves themselves nice and snuggly with their paychecks, chauffeurs, armed body guards, perks of flying on government aircraft?

 

There has to be a law somewhere or passed which would prohibit government and elected officials to be exempt from laws they pass which govern the rest of America!

Oct 6, 2013 2:42PM
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The US House of Representatives just voted unanimously to give all federal workers back pay for however many days it ends up that they will have been on furlough during the so-called Government shutdown.

Is this a great country or what, when you get paid for not working!  

Only in the US Federal bureaucracy . . .  and one can't help but wonder with this bill almost sure to clear the Senate and to be signed by Obama, how many of these 800,000 are now still pleading for the "shutdown" to end???

Also, no wonder the US National Debt is just about to cross the $17 TRILLION dollar mark.  To put that in perspective, each taxpayer's share of that is $148,500.
Oct 7, 2013 11:24AM
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They should all give up their pay and receive no benefits. The whole face of our greedy politicians needs to be changed!!!! They don't deserve any special treatment!!!!!!!
Oct 7, 2013 11:01AM
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Surely hope members of the house and congress don't get paid during this shut down.  They caused it !!  But they probably passed a law that makes sure they get paid.  Terrible.  When will people wake up and VOTE these Morons out of office.  GRIP.  There couldn't be anyone worse than there is now.  If next group doesn't represent us than we VOTE in another. 
Oct 7, 2013 11:07AM
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Day 7 of a federal gov't shutdown, and I am still waiting to feel an effect on me -- anything at all.  For me, it is business as usual.  I heard 83% of the federal gov't is still working.  The 17% that is not is likely just getting a paid vacation.  Sounds ridiculous to me.
Oct 5, 2013 10:12PM
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The wealthiest counties in America are located around Washington,DC.During the Depression many folks moved to the metro area because one institution was considered recession proof,DC.

You can see this in the wages paid to government workers,and even more in the wealth of the various supporting high tech,lobbyists,armed forces,and medical technology companies who bombard Congress with their spouses and relatives.

Oct 7, 2013 11:35AM
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Test of the day.

Name 1 liberal politician who has held a job in the private sector?

Oct 7, 2013 11:44AM
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just how is a paid vacation a hardship ?
Oct 7, 2013 11:15AM
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Why is the Capital building still open? Its obvous they are not protecting life in the USA  or our property.
Oct 7, 2013 12:00PM
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When our Government plays games of who is right and who is wrong it hurts our entire Country.

When our Government spends more overseas than at home it fails our entire nation.

 

When our alleged leaders, the representatives of the Americans play pompous game Of "I want this But you cannot have this for I refuse to budge and alter my wants for the betterment of this country than our entire government Fails this nation and does so miserably and irresponsibly to ALL AMERICANS!

 

Maybe it is time to Impeach all in WA DC who we voted for and exchange them with Workers, Farmers and Humans!

Oct 7, 2013 10:56AM
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Did MSN not get the news that the DoD has called back 350,000+ workers? 
Oct 7, 2013 11:42AM
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I live 10 minutes from DC, the only thing I am feeling is lighter traffic
Oct 7, 2013 11:10AM
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So sad that the best photo that can be found which represents El Paso, TX is a Border Patrol SUV.
Oct 7, 2013 10:46AM
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Welcome to Obama's lying government. I find it amazing on the memorial site that shows that it is closed to the general public they forgot to erase the security guard on the top step left side. In other words, it is only closed to general public but the government guards are still working their shifts for no one. Great example of Obama and his crooked administration trying to make the American people pay for his incompetence while lying at the same time. Everything for the government was funded, but Obama refuses to keep the government open and blatantly tells the public that it is the republicans fault but does not tell them that it was funded. At the same time he refuses to negotiate except with Iran. What a Jackass.
Oct 7, 2013 11:38AM
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 Obama's the disease and impeachment's the cure.

Oct 7, 2013 10:54AM
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So why do they show a pictures of a Baker pump? The oil field is not effected and there are over 1M jobs needed to be filled in the oil patch. 
Oct 7, 2013 10:35AM
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Odummer does`t give a RATS BEHIND about anybody, the left and right.  It is all about Odummer and his ego.  I guess it is vacation time for O and Moo.
Oct 7, 2013 11:00AM
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My life is just as good as it was with the Government running so let it stay shuttered and lets listen to the Progressives squeal.
Oct 7, 2013 11:54AM
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if you don't work, you don't get paid.   That is making more debt and I can't afford anymore debt.

 

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