The Shut-Show, Day 24

I missed this last Friday – my bad! White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett:

“Right now, about 25 percent of government workers are furloughed, which means that they are not allowed to go to work. But then when the shutdown ends, they go back to work, and they get their back pay. A huge share of government workers were going to take vacation days, say between Christmas and New Year’s. And then we have a shutdown, and so they can’t go to work. So then they have the vacation, but they don’t have to use their vacation days. And then they come back, and they get their back pay. Then in some sense, they’re better off.

Throughout the longest shutdown/lockout in US History, the federal government has offered a variety of idiotic tips to help 800,00 or so workers cope  without a paycheck.

Among the Suze Orman rejected tips:

  • hold a garage sale
  • become a secret shopper for a soon-to-be-dead department store
  • turn your hobby into income (hello Etsy!)
  • offer to “trade services” for rent (HUBBA-HUBBA!!!)
  • declare bankruptcy
  • and now, think of it as a free vacation

They left out not buying the daily Starbucks, but other than that they are treating the furloughed workers pretty much the same way that they treat Millennials.

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7 Responses to The Shut-Show, Day 24

  1. Jim says:

    Kevin Asshatt, the CEA head is another of the many sociopaths in the Trump Carnival of Chaos and Corruption. I wonder what he would say to those State Dept. employees forced to accompany and staff up Pompous Pompeo’s junkets abroad. He can use his national credit card but they have to front all of their travel, lodging and per diem expenses without any expectation of getting reimbursed for those expenses. A ten-day trip to Turkey to deal with Syria will easily run into the many thousands of Ameros. (It’s not like they can stay in the Ankara Youth Hostel, after all.)

    Trump and his followers couldn’t care less about the federal work place until things fall apart (like food inspections, tax refunds, FAA plane inspections and now the ability of the international GPS system to work properly. Where does it all end Mitch?

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    • FELINE MAMA says:

      Hey, mitch, what did ya know & when did you know it?? Why else are ya “kissin, uh, I mean” protecting this ASSHOLE in Chief so MUCH?!! YOU HAVE MUCH ‘SPLAINING to do. You been awfully quiet these days, FuckConnell! You were very vocal when Mr. Garland was up for SCOTUS, etc., etc… OTHER SENATORS!??? Bueller?? Fuck this nonsense, NOW!! OK, time for a hot shower. Goodnight America.


    • Aurora S says:

      I’m wondering what Putin has on Mitch McConnell.


  2. Aurora S says:

    If they just stopped eating avocado toast, they wouldn’t have this problem.

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  3. roket says:

    Kevin Hassett is the type of person that gives accountants nightmares. His understanding of accounting obviously makes him executive material.


  4. FELINE MAMA says:

    HUH!? Is drumph this “person’s” language(?) tutor. It seems I’ve heard this word salad before. So, if person A, is laid off with no pay, & comes back (maybe) to work after, oh, many weeks, he/she MIGHT get back pay, unless, the month you were furloughed, had a vowel in it, or maybe, 30-31 days, or, your last name didn’t have a vowel in it? MIRITE?!?


  5. donnah says:

    We have elected a new group of representatives in the House. They look like us. Hopefully they’ll speak for us. The old rich white guys who do not understand living paycheck to paycheck need to go. They are not us and they do not understand us.

    Fuck their yard sales.


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