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Old 01-07-2019, 09:07 PM
 
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government workers get paid, contract workers don't work for the government
Post 12 didnít seem to stipulate government workers
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Old 01-08-2019, 12:47 PM
 
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I donít think thatís true. A lot of govt work is contracted out and those folks arenít working and will be out of a paycheck even if the govt reopened today
A funded contract gets paid.
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Old 01-09-2019, 03:05 PM
 
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I've needed a tax transcript for my daughter's college financial aid office. The IRS system is down. They are not taking calls for transcripts right now.
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Old 01-10-2019, 01:52 AM
 
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Eventually, landlords and mortgage companies will get tired of waiting for payments, especially small landlords, and say, "I understand that you're affected by the shutdown, but I have bills to pay also. I have to pay my mortgage, too."

How long before fed workers are not buying "discretionary things" -- everything from shoes, to cars/trucks/SUVs, to a home a remodel, -- OR -- not going out to eat, or spending money on entertainment. Then you have all those sectors and businesses starting to suffer as well.

Travel is BIG in the U.S. what about workers who won't take vacations? There goes that money revolving in the economy. I think airline companies will eventually call Washington -- both sides -- and say "end this thing." And other industries will also want it "ended."
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:52 AM
 
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everybody always gets paid, nobody has lost a paycheck.
Folks who work on government contracts and are furloughed will not get paid.

While contractors are not employed by the federal government, their employer is paid by the federal government for services rendered. When there is a stop work and the contractor's employer doesn't get paid then contractors don't get paid. And unlike federal employees, it's a slim to none chance that contractors will receive back pay. So not "everybody" who is furloughed will get paid.

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A funded contract gets paid.
Except when the person(s) responsible for approving and processing the invoice is furloughed. My husband works on a funded contract, and his company is running into that issue now.
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:15 PM
 
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Because Congress doesn't pass proper budget bills and piece meals it with continuing resolutions every few months, the next round of them will expire in the next months, if shutdown is still going on, those will be the next unfunded agencies. If they end shutdown, will they have a new shutdown or a CR when that comes up? Or what about in the fall when talking about the 2020 budget?

Hurricane season, tourist season, fire season starts in the spring, good luck with those if the government isn't operating

once winter is over, gas companies will be switching oil blends for gasoline back to the summer blends without anyone approving it in government, they won't be able to sell it
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:50 PM
 
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BACK TO ECONOMICS...

If the shutdown goes into February, I predict the Fed will only do one rate increase this year and that will be at the final meeting in December.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:58 PM
 
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With what isn't funded today, the only thing that actually impacts the economy if the shutdown somehow lasted 3 or 4 months is air travel. At some point, the air traffic controllers who are told to show up even though they're not getting paid will stop showing up. No Fedex other than ground. The tourist areas get crushed. A bunch of airlines go bankrupt.
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:12 PM
 
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Why are fed contractor employees claiming to to be fed contractors?
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Old Today, 07:18 AM
 
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I've needed a tax transcript for my daughter's college financial aid office. The IRS system is down. They are not taking calls for transcripts right now.
Why don't you tell your complaint to the latest rape victim of an illegal that was on the news yesterday? I am sure they would feel so sorry for you.
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