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Old 10-12-2013, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Old 10-12-2013, 12:41 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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Must be nice. A retro-paid vacation and now free passes. Sweet deal at the tax payers expense.
 
Old 10-12-2013, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Must be nice. A retro-paid vacation and now free passes. Sweet deal at the tax payers expense.
you didn't need to post that
 
Old 10-12-2013, 01:19 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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you didn't need to post that
Why not? You provided news about something and after reading it, I think it is absolutely freaking outrageous what they are doing. Rather than giving freebies to people getting paid vacations at tax payer expense, how about they go to people in need. The poor, the unfortunate, the deserving. This is absolutely unacceptable!
 
Old 10-12-2013, 01:32 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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You don't have a full understanding of the issues involved. But on second thought, that has never stopped you from commenting in the past.
 
Old 10-12-2013, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Wake County, NC
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You don't have a full understanding of the issues involved. But on second thought, that has never stopped you from commenting in the past.


Sure sounds like sour grapes.
 
Old 10-12-2013, 01:43 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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You don't have a full understanding of the issues involved. But on second thought, that has never stopped you from commenting in the past.
Sure I do. Federal Employees (the target of the post) who are currently furloughed, but have already been informed they will be paid retroactively even though they are not working for it, are now going to get the freebies noted in your post.

Pretty straight forward and I think it is incredibly wrong.
 
Old 10-12-2013, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Most of these Federal Employees (who happen to be serving in DoD roles, supporting our war on terrorism or caring for Soldiers in VA Hospitals) are already sacrificing pay during sequestration. Most have bills to pay -

Furloughed Workers, Military Vets Facing Creditors, Draining 401Ks
 
Old 10-12-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: North of South, South of North
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Most of these Federal Employees (who happen to be serving in DoD roles, supporting our war on terrorism or caring for Soldiers in VA Hospitals) are already sacrificing pay during sequestration. Most have bills to pay -

Furloughed Workers, Military Vets Facing Creditors, Draining 401Ks
They will be getting 100% of their pay. I would rather see Florida give these freebies to the poor and/or underprivileged who may not normally have the opportunity to see or do these types of educational things. Just seems like priorities are WAY out of whack.

And this is NOT a political thing at all. This is simply about paid vacation employees getting perks which could be much better served being given to the underprivileged and needy. This is sort of like opening up the food pantry for double income no kids families, instead of the people who need it. Doesn't make sense.
 
Old 10-12-2013, 02:20 PM
 
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Aren't they NOT guaranteed to be back paid? Doesn't it depend on how things turn out...decision wise? And even if they do receive pay (an issue I won't go into) that doesn't change the fact that many people are pinching pennies currently because the paychecks ARE currently on hold.

Besides, it's the aquarium, think of it as something nice for the kids. I just put it in the same category as places like the zoo/aquarium/museums that do free days for vets and military members. I have no doubt those currently furloughed would much rather be working than waiting to find out what their future may hold.
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