Shutdown fakenews

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  1. Swamp Donkey

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      They have these fake ass protesters on retainer.
       
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      The shutdown has essentially revealed that people are fccking terrible at managing their money and live paycheck to paycheck, which is ridiculous if you’re a federal employee.
       
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        I'd like someone explain to me why we should believe the press? And why when called out on it they say Trump is destroying the press? They are **** already.
         
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          Question - is Trump taking the Presidential salary (what, $400k?) or not? I want to say he isn't taking it (doesn't need it at all), but am not sure.
           
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          I don't think he is taking a salary.
           
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            What the hell is the NYT having a program on npr? The Daily? What an embarrassment for a news program.
             
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              Trump was originally not going to take ANY salary, but when it was pointed out that Constitutionally, he has to take a salary, he accepts $1 per year. He has been donating his quarterly salary ($100k) each quarter. Some of the recipients include the Small Business Association (who used it to fund a veteran's program), the National Park Service, the Department of Education, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of Transportation, and the Department of Veteran's Affairs.
               
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                He really should donate it to help build a wall.
                 
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                  No one has missed a penny yet!
                   
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                  Pay day is TOMORROW, checks in on Sat or Mon depending on the institution. They haven't missed a fvkking penny.

                  You're right, if they cant make it a week or two, they are terrible money managers. However, but the fact is all these azzclowns on CNN talking about wiping out their savings already are fvkking liars and CNN is a co-conspirator.
                   
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                    These people are basically getting a paid vacation. If they were smart they've been saving for this since it's happened 14 times in the last 40 years and the likelihood of it happening again are pretty much a certainty. They should be enjoying their time off knowing that they will be getting all their back pay for not doing anything.

                    Isn't it funny how when people who work for the government have to face the kinds of employment issues that people in the private sector have to face every day it somehow is considered a catastrophe by the news media?
                     
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                      BBC and NPR (multiple programs) have been saying and interviewing people saying they have not been paid.
                       
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                      Technically, they haven't (payday hasn't come until now). :grin:
                       
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                      Well one of them finally did say today would be the first check they would miss.
                       
                      • Swamp Donkey

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                        I know.

                        #fakenews

                        Theyve been interviewing them for two weeks. One guy last week was saying his life savings was almost gone........ he didnt know how he was going to make.

                        And he hadnt missed a paycheck yet.

                        :lmao2:

                        "Journalism" is a nonstop lie-a-thon.
                         
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                          which is why they are a joke, especially npr. story after story about the poor workers, no other side to the story to them at all.
                           
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                            They are paid every two weeks. Last payday was the Dec 28th. With direct deposit, their paychecks would have been timed to land in their accounts today.

                            The people who are missing out are the hired gun contractors who won’t get back pay. But folks working as contractors know that is a risk, and usually get paid a bit more for taking on that risk. And they usually have savings to cover time off between contracts, because it is just part of their way of life.
                             
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                            Got a couple friends local to me here in Charleston that are in the Coast Guard and they are not getting paid. There is a local push to raise money to help them get by until they get paid again.
                             
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                              Sometimes Fake News gets it right, even when they are trying to get it wrong..

                               

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