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Subj: Re: A fair bit of what you have said is nonsense...
Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 at 06:39:27 pm EST (Viewed 167 times)
Reply Subj: Re: A fair bit of what you have said is nonsense...
Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 at 11:56:24 am EST (Viewed 183 times)

    All good points, bd2999. Job site Indeed showed a 17% increase in federal workers searching for work elsewhere.

That doesn't mean anything. I do that at work all the time when I'm bored, and I'm definitely not looking for work elsewhere. Why should I? Look

- I'm overpaid
- I get tons of vacation and federal holidays
- I get a small pension on top of my Thrift Savings Plan
- I have job security that you can't find in any other galaxy

Regarding that last point, I've literally worked on teams where people did no work but supervisors were too afraid to stir waves and make trouble to do something about it.

    No one wants to join the government workforce right now because they would not be paid so the government is losing out on potential talent.

Nobody with talent ever joined the government, anyway.

    Beyond all that, $200 million in pay is being withheld PER DAY, which is a lot of money that's not going back into the economy.

$200 million per day is not that big a deal on a national scale. The federal budget is $4 trillion so $200 million per day is less than 2%.

    For example, lots of restaurants that would be frequented by working government employees are suffering dramatically. The White House itself presented statistics that the shutdown lowers economic growth by 0.13 percent each week it continues.

0.13%? Am I the only one who doesn't think that sounds like a lot??

    If Trump keeps this up, he'll reside over a recession of his own making. It might lead to a recession anyway because it undermines businesses' and investors' confidence in Trump's ability to maintain economic stability. Trump's trade war has already helped wreck the stock market for 2018.

Highly, highly unlikely. I'd say that if historical patterns hold true, we're on the up and up, and it's all thanks to Trump.

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