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Tea party lawmaker: Furloughed workers shouldn’t get back pay, even though he voted to approve it

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Tea party lawmaker: Furloughed workers shouldn’t get back pay, even though he voted to approve it


Friday, October 11, 2013 10:48 EDT
Ted Yoho speaks in a YouTube video

A tea party Republican lawmaker said he didn’t think some furloughed workers should receive back pay, even though he voted last week to authorize it.

Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) said Thursday evening during a telephone town hall that he agreed with a caller who said furloughed federal employees who work should be paid, but not those who “are home watching Netflix or whatever.”

“Well, when we voted on that they were supposed to come back to work as part of that deal,” Yoho said. “I agree 100 percent with you. If they’re not working, they shouldn’t get paid.”

The former large-animal veterinarian from Gainesville voted Saturday with other House members to unanimously approve retroactive pay for all federal workers, although Senate Democrats want the measure to be included in a comprehensive budget package that does not delay or defund the Affordable Care Act.

Yoho also defended his comments on raising the debt ceiling, blaming the liberal media for suggesting that a failure to lift the debt limit would bring turmoil — not stability — to world markets.

“It’s just an uphill battle we have to fight,” said Yoho, adding that the media liked to poke fun at him. “Good thing a lot of us are Christians.”

by on Oct. 11, 2013 at 12:47 PM
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denise3680
by Gold Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 10:56 AM



Quoting grandmab125:

 They are filing for unemployment compensation.  Now most states are saying that if the employees get retroactive pay, they have to pay the states back.  How many people are going to pay attention to that caveat?  If they don't, then the states can take the employees to court.  But think of the additional cost to the residents of those states for their state to go to court to get the money back.

Quoting denise3680:

IF they are trying to get unemployment, and then get it, they do not need to get paid back pay. 

 

I am agreeing with you not arguing with you.  It is unnecessary for them to double dip and then everyone else has to pay the price for that.  they will garnish a check, the government only gives out letters and then you have to comply if you do not they will and can take your money.


PrimmednPunked
by Silver Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Check this out...out of Boehners own mouth on national television.

Look at around 3:18.  He admits to having come to an agreement and then backed out of it due to the "threat of Obamacare".

http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/video/week-exclusive-interview-john-boehner-20486985

From yesterday. It appears Boehner, by his admission does have the power to make a deal. He made a deal and back out. Was it the Koch's, the Tea Party or.... WI guess that's why he wants just "conversation." Who is running the House? It's not Boehner. 

BOEHNER: It's about having a conversation. I gave the Senate majority leader some advice at the White House about how to proceed. I gave him some advice over a week ago about how to avert this. And yet they refuse to do it. 

STEPHANOPOULOS: But Mr. Speaker, he says -- and he said it publicly on many occasions, that you came to him back in July and offered to pass a clean government funding resolution, no Obamacare amendments, that was $70 billion below what the Senate wanted. They accepted it. And now, you've reneged on that offer. 

BOEHNER: No, clearly there was a conversation about doing this. 

STEPHANOPOULOS: Several conversations. 

BOEHNER: Several. But-- 

STEPHANOPOULOS: And you offered a clean resolution. 

BOEHNER: But I and my members decided the threat of Obamacare and what was happening was so important that it was time for us to take a stand. And we took a stand. 

STEPHANOPOULOS: Did you decide it or was it decided for you? 

Quoting SallyMJ:

No, you are mistaken -  Boehner always asked for negotiation. Obama and Reid adamantly said, "NO!"

Both the House and Senate have their own rules. What the Senate doesn't like is the House being a sticker for following their rules.

Unlike Reid and Pelosi who violated their own rules to prevent Republicans from having any input on Obamacare.

Ironically, if they had not done that, we would not be in this situation, and the Tea Party wouldn't even exist.

Quoting PrimmednPunked:

And Boehner.  Or did you forget about him coming to an agreement with Reid and then reneging on it?

Quoting SallyMJ:

You mean Reid and Obama adamantly refusing to negotiate with those damn Republicans.

They should only be paid work pay if they work. Otherwise, vacation time like the rest of us.

Quoting PrimmednPunked:

I think that if they don't file for unemployment they should get paid.  They were forced out of their jobs due to our Congress being inept.  Pay them so  they don't have any issues later on.  





grandmab125
by Platinum Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 12:50 PM

 Oh, I know you weren't arguing.  I was just trying to point out that they 'will be paid', because the House passed a bill giving them retroactive pay.  However, now I can't find any info on whether that bill was even presented to the Senate by Harry Reid.  Obama did say he 'supported' it.  But, that doesn't necessarily mean he'll sign it.  So, I guess that bill is still up in the air.

In checking some of the state sites, I did find that VA simply says it 'will try to collect the 'over payments', and if they can't they will take the fed employees to court.  Some say theyll collect the over payment by garnishing wages or taking it from their income tax returns, if the people don't reimburse them.  Then again some of them simply said they 'may' seek reimbursement.  It seems to be a mishmash of plans out there.  

Quoting denise3680:

 

 

Quoting grandmab125:

 They are filing for unemployment compensation.  Now most states are saying that if the employees get retroactive pay, they have to pay the states back.  How many people are going to pay attention to that caveat?  If they don't, then the states can take the employees to court.  But think of the additional cost to the residents of those states for their state to go to court to get the money back.

Quoting denise3680:

IF they are trying to get unemployment, and then get it, they do not need to get paid back pay. 

 

I am agreeing with you not arguing with you.  It is unnecessary for them to double dip and then everyone else has to pay the price for that.  they will garnish a check, the government only gives out letters and then you have to comply if you do not they will and can take your money.

 

 

Sisteract
by Socialist Hippie on Oct. 12, 2013 at 1:01 PM

It was my understanding that if they were paid in the end and had taken the UE benefit, the benefits taken would be deducted from the salary- They should get either or and not neither or both-

Friday
by Platinum Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 9:47 PM

His corporate masters must not have approved of his previous vote so 'encouraged' him to change his stance.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

Friday
by Platinum Member on Oct. 12, 2013 at 9:51 PM


Quoting grandmab125:

 They are filing for unemployment compensation.  Now most states are saying that if the employees get retroactive pay, they have to pay the states back.  How many people are going to pay attention to that caveat?  If they don't, then the states can take the employees to court.  But think of the additional cost to the residents of those states for their state to go to court to get the money back.

Quoting denise3680:

IF they are trying to get unemployment, and then get it, they do not need to get paid back pay. 

 

I don't think states have to go thru that, they just file a lien on your taxes and take it from your refund or paycheck.

That's what Cali did when I had some tax issues years ago. I just got a letter of how much I owed, including plenty of interest, and was offered the option of payments or a lien.

I do agree if people get unemployment and then get back pay they should have to reimburse unemployment.

 


Thank God......it's Friday!!!

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