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APRIL:: YOUR family gets NO PAY if the government SHUTS DOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
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Shouldn't they have to stay in a meeting until they come to an agreement, like jury duty people have to do?

How many more threats and scare tactics do we need until they get their shit together?

What are you going to do if by April, your husband or yourself aren't getting a paycheck because of a government shutdown!


Here's basically what's going on:

Republicans have offered the President numerous solutions, including the flexibility he needs to secure those reductions more intelligently. But there will be no last-minute, back-room deal and absolutely no agreement to increase taxes.
The effects of the 2013 sequestration will be rolled out over the next several months. It won’t be a government shutdown but it will be a government slowdown.
On March 27, the fiscal 2013 continuing appropriations resolution expires, cutting off the ability of most agencies and programs to operate. A new spending bill will be needed to keep the government from shutting down.


Military troops will fight without pay.

Uniformed personnel would still serve during a shutdown but won't get paid until the government reopens. If the shutdown happens Friday, in the middle of the military's two-week pay period, troops will get paid for just this week. House Republicans have introduced a bill to pay the troops if the budget isn't reached.

The majority of the Defense Department's civilian employees will be sent home without pay, along with most workers at the State Department and USAID.

Source: WaPo

Unpaid agents will protect the borders.

Unpaid agents will protect the borders.

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Most of the Department of Homeland Security's 230,000 workers will work (without pay) during a shutdown - that includes U.S. border patrol, airport security guards and the U.S. Coast Guard. Congress will likely provide retroactive pay to these workers when the government restarts. Recruiting and training will likely be suspended.

Source: WaPoCBS

Government workers will get an unpaid vacation.

Government workers will get an unpaid vacation.

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All non-essential federal employees will be sent home during a shutdown. Union reps estimate that at least 800,000 government workers will be furloughed if Congress can't reach a deal.

Although furloughed workers got retroactive pay during the last shut down, but many predict that won't be the case this time around. Republicans, intent on cutting spending, have said that employees won't get paid for their time off.

Source: WSJ

Disease will go unchecked.

Disease will go unchecked.

National Institute of Health's disease hotlines and CDC surveillance will likely be stopped so try not to catch swine flu this weekend. The NIH will also not be accepting new patients or starting new clinical trials during a shutdown, although ongoing clinical trials will be allowed to continue.

Source: WaPoMSN

Bankers will be set free.



Financial regulation will virtually stop during a shutdown, according to the Office of Budget and Management. Stock broker inspections will be put on hold and federal agencies will stop receiving and handling corporate financial disclosures. Routine oversight of financial markets and most enforcement will end during a shutdown.

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission will conduct only minimal oversight of the markets.

Also, the Department of Energy will stop publishing weekly reports on U.S. oil inventories, gas prices and natural gas storage.

Source: WSJ

Toxic waste would be left untreated.

Toxic waste would be left untreated.

About 2,400 Superfund site workers were furloughed during the 1995-96 shutdown, leaving more than 600 toxic waste dumps unattended.

Source: MSN

Travelers will be stranded.

Travelers will be stranded.

AP

During the last shutdown between 20,000 and 30,000 foreign visa applications went unprocessed every day, as well as about 200,000 U.S. passport applications.

Source: Reuters

Miner safety will be put on hold.

Miner safety will be put on hold.

Regular mine safety and health inspections will stop during a shutdown, according to the White House Office of Management and Budget.

Source: WSJ

Government contractors will be locked out of their offices.

Government contractors will be locked out of their offices.

Some contractors could be locked out of their offices or cut government-funded trips short. The Washington-area business community has suggested contracting firms reassign projects, complete training programs or ask employees to take vacations. Some firms may be forced to furlough workers, though, and Congress is unlikely to consider retroactive pay for contractors.

Source: WaPo

The Cherry Blossom Parade will be cancelled.

The Cherry Blossom Parade will be cancelled.

M.V. Jantzen via Flikr

The National Cherry Blossom Festival Parade, a longtime spring tradition in downtown Washington scheduled will not take place this weekend unless a deal is reached.

Update: Organizers say the Cherry Blossom festival will go on as planned regardless of a shutdown, the Washington Post reports.

Source: The CableWaPo

Thousands of Washington visitors will go home disappointed.

Thousands of Washington visitors will go home disappointed.

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The Smithsonian estimates that about 500,000 Washington visitors would be turned away from the National Zoo and museums on the Washington Mall this weekend if the government shuts down Friday night. Guards will keep their jobs.

Source: WaPo


You can forget about that trip to Yosemite.

You can forget about that trip to Yosemite.

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The National Park Service lost 7 million visitors when it was forced to close 368 sites during the 1995-96 shutdown. Since 2008, park visits have totaled 285 million annually. 

Source: MSN

Congress will still collect their checks.


Congress will still collect their checks.

Congress will still collect their checks.

Members of Congress will be reimbursed their entire salaries no matter how long the shutdown lasts. Most of their staffers won't be so lucky - aides deemed "non-essential" will be furloughed.

Source: The Cable

And yes, you still have to pay your taxes on time.

And yes, you still have to pay your taxes on time.

ChuckHolton via Flikr

The Internal Revenue Service would close during a shutdown but the April tax deadline will remain in place. If you were expecting an audit, however, you may be in luck.

Processing - and refunds - for paper returns will be delayed though so file online.

Source: CBS




Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 3, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Mar. 3, 2013 at 9:58 AM
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bump

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Mar. 3, 2013 at 9:59 AM

None of you are scared of this?  Do you think money is grown on trees? You will NOT get any money if the government is shut down, there will be no one to issue you your paycheck. 

Not_A_Native
by Ruby Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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The government won't shut down.  Some things will slow down, some things will be cut.  Government workers have been furloughed before (my dad was a government worker for 41 years).

Both sides are playing chicken, and I'm tired of it.  But I'm even more tired of the media making it into something it's not.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM
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The government needs to be fired!

There should be no tax hikes, that isnt the answer.

We are military hubby wont get paid but still has to work, yet the government doesnt. Freaking congress should not get paid.

Anyway, we will be fine we will just have to replace our savings when the back pay would come in.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 3, 2013 at 10:00 AM

And your point is?  

Not_A_Native
by Ruby Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 10:01 AM

Oh, and we will continue to work and get a paycheck.  Don't work for the government, the company has no governement contracts, and we receive no government benefits.  So, nothing much will change for us.

Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Mar. 3, 2013 at 10:01 AM

You wont be able to pay your internet bill or your cell phone bill if your family doesn't receive a paycheck.

Quoting Anonymous:

And your point is?  


Anonymous
by Anonymous - Original Poster on Mar. 3, 2013 at 10:02 AM

WHo do you get paid by? Under the table?

Quoting Not_A_Native:

Oh, and we will continue to work and get a paycheck.  Don't work for the government, the company has no governement contracts, and we receive no government benefits.  So, nothing much will change for us.


PhoenixsMommy10
by Gold Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 10:02 AM
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I absolutely think their butts should stay at work until they get their job done.

My husband doesn't have the luxury of walking away from work with stuff half done, and Americans should want their very well paid government to show that same work ethic.
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VannaMae307
by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 10:03 AM
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We went through this already. They will pull something out of their asses at the last minute like they always do.
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