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HammerTime

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bd2999

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Subj: Re: A fair bit of what you have said is nonsense...
Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 at 06:28:59 pm CST (Viewed 174 times)
Reply Subj: A fair bit of what you have said is nonsense...
Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 at 02:58:56 pm CST (Viewed 171 times)




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    you go on a tangent about the economy after basically making a rant about people using credit cards and if they did not save it is on them.

    1. About half of the 800,000 are having to work without pay. That is not right, so your lovely vacation line is flawed. They are not.


They are getting a free vacation, I'm a federal worker and, unlike you, I have a direct line of vision. They miss one paycheck and they go to a food bank, haha. That’s poor fiscal management.


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    2. Mortgage, rent and so on cannot be paid by credit card, unless something major has changed. And not paying can impact credit scores and other things.


Mortgages, rent and so on can be paid with a credit card.

https://www.creditcardinsider.com/blog/pay-rent-with-credit-cards/


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    3. Not everybody has a credit card.


The vast majority do.


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    4. Government contractors and those working with the government will not get back pay.


For them, I feel kind of bad. Sort of. Their hourly rates are exorbitant and they rip off the government, horribly.


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    5. Most people with savings have savings to help them in times of crisis, not an unplanned "vacation". If you are for personal responsibility than this is the opposite. It is government forcing a situation to punish the responsible and the irresponsible. It will take time to build up any of that. Pending what other measures are taken to potentially hurt the workers.


For federal workers, I don't feel bad at all. For contractors, I feel somewhat bad.


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    You lack any empathy about people. It is striking.


I have empathy. I feel kind of bad for federal contractors. But everything I said, I labeled as pertaining to federal government employees, not contractors. The news makes it sound like federal employees are all losing their homes and have it so bad. They don't. They have a cushy job, great benefits + retirement, and the proof will be this: none of them will seek employment in the private sector when the shutdown is over. Govvies wouldn’t last.






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