Another government shutdown on Sept 30?

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  1. patentesq

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  2. bruno

    bruno Retired Staff Member

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    Oh joy. It is indeed getting old.:thumbdown: Stay tuned for what this will mean in terms of deferred pay checks, decisions etc... I wouldn't speculate or sweat the details just yet though - it will be what it will be.
     
  3. Pima

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    I agree I wouldn't speculate, they are suppose to go on recess tomorrow, and I highly doubt they will do that because they do not want to return home for their vacation while military members won't get paid.

    I really wish we could force Congress to pass a term limits bill, but than again I think people who vote Rangel in over and over again would be upset if they did that because they wouldn't have Charlie anymore!
     
  4. sprog

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    You'd need a Constitutional Amendment.
     
  5. Pima

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    I know that, my point is we will never see it, instead we will see people like Sen. Byrd and Thurman at obscene ages die while in office.

    I laugh at voters sometimes...we have people like Lautenberg from NJ voted in by people who have determined that their parents younger than him need to have their car keys taken away, or move into assisted living, but somehow he is the best candidate to represent your state. The man is 87 years old. Pretty frightening that when we debate social security and why it was truly created, he can speak as an authority because he can say I remember when it was created!

    Honestly, how in touch with the American public can you be when all you ever did for the past 40 yrs is living in your DC bubble? Can we all remember Bush 41 and his shock of scanners in a grocery store?

    Back on topic, this will hurt ROTC cadets because right about now is when they get their book reimbursement and we all know they are paid on the 1st. For some cadets this is their spending money. Our deal with our own DS is he gets to keep his book reimbursement, as spending money (we pay for the books) and his stipend is his other spending money. He is a SR., so for him that would be 450 for this semester, plus Oct 1st he would get 275, and if we go into the 15th it will be another 275.

    What is sad is these cadets and military members will not be like Congress or even Fed employees, they will continue to report without being paid.

    Shame on any MOC playing this game of chicken!
     
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  6. kinnem

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    I don't think it will come to a shutdown (he said hopefully).
     
  7. adoloris

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    Yep to the above--especially the the Lautenberg comment--so true. Last week, after checking DS's bank statement (since he was on a training weekend) I sent him a text letting him know that he still has not received his deposits, book reimbursement, etc. and to hold off using his debit card. We have provided him with a backup account which we fund in case of emergencies so he will tap into that. Also, we received a tuition bill from his university letting us know that they are still waiting for the balance to be paid. This soo reminds my husband and I of companies that we have worked for in our early years which were soon to go belly-up--delayed pay checks and the like.
     
  8. cjs

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    My son received his book money a few weeks ago for AROTC, we are awaiting the reimbursement for room and board. That's an heck of a lot more important that the $600 for the books for him. Hopefully we don't see another shutdown.
     

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