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originally posted by: and14263
Nice to see the US propaganda machine is just as tuned up as the UK propaganda machine.
originally posted by: LordAhriman
originally posted by:
Federal jobs require a degree in any subject but you must have a college degree. Look at the fed hiring page.
They absolutely do not. Just on the small base I work near, there's a mechanic shop, golf course, hotel with a bar, movie theater, bowling alley, grocery store, gas station, BX (general store) etc... none of which require you to have a degree of any sort, but it's all non appropriated federal funds.
Today approximately 60 percent of federal workers don't have a college degree, and the level of education required for federal jobs is entirely dependent on the position.
After the shut-down has lasted 30 days, a wholesale reduction in force can be legally authorized.
The Republicans in the Senate don't want to go on record with a vote on any bill that doesn't include funding for the wall. If they vote yes, they must face the wrath of their base. If they vote no, they're on the hook for continuing the shutdown, which damages their prospects in 2020. None of them care about anything except keeping their jobs, so they're A-OK with whatever additional suffering and damage to the country is inflicted by their refusal to act. They are traitors, every single one of them."
"The solution to this is a negotiation between the one person in the country who can sign something into law, the president of the United States, and our Democratic colleagues," McConnell said Tuesday.
Silly me. I thought Congress was a co-equal branch of government and didn't need the President's approval to pass bills. Yes, the President needs to approve them for them to become law (assuming no veto override), but it's Congress' job to send bills to the President. McConnell is admitting that Congress has now become "an extension of the Executive Branch plus the Democrats."
People are saying that the government can be re-opened with a veto-proof override. That's correct.
That being said, I think we're forgetting something important. Trump is being protected from feeling pressure by McConnell. So long as the vote never comes to the floor Trump doesn't need to respond as a bill hasn't come across his desk. Trump can just keep saying "there isn't even a bill on my desk". At the same time Trump is a lightning rod for attention which lets McConnell do this without feeling pressure himself, it prevents him from being dragged into the spotlight instead it's just a headline here or there like this.
It's a dirty tag team play that allows them to muddy the waters and diffuse responsibility.
originally posted by: Fools
originally posted by: FilthyUSMonkey
a reply to: Fools
You also seem to think this effects military members. My understanding is that it does not. It is only "non essential" federal employees.
Coast Guard are not military? Say it to their face.
Find me one and I will.
originally posted by: headorheart
a reply to: Zrtst
Just because it is possible doesn't mean it is easy. There are a lot of people that live paycheck to paycheck. They don't all have poor money management skills. I just don't think it is right to laugh at them.
I am not arguing that MSM does not exaggerate things. I am also very against handouts. However, I feel for people whose income has been cut off indefinitely and I don't find it right to generalize, laugh and name call.