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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:20 AM
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Will Air Traffic Controllers still work if there is a government shutdown?
Is there an "exception" to such workers (and I should include TSA in that regard as well)?

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mahatmakanejeeves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:21 AM
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1. Yes. They are essential.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:22 AM
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2. Government shut down means all non-essential workers
Air traffic controllers, TSA and other security keeps working as nothing happens.

Just don't plan a trip to DC to the monuments, national parks or get your passport processed.

Social Security checks will continue.
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Yupster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:29 AM
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9. TSA essential
:rofl:
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:13 AM
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14. Can't let that element of fear wain
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:22 AM
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3. Will the IRS still take our money and process the returns that flow on Apr 15?
the government's closed, but we're still taking your checks
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:27 AM
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7. April 15th is a Sunday. No mail will follow in on that day. n/t
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:29 AM
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10. I thought I read people will continue to get their social security checks
But that was a while ago.
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:31 AM
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11. you know what I mean. Will the IRS take our money and process returns on the days following the shut
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:29 PM
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19. I'm sure they'll still cash our checks
but the IRS people who send out refunds? They are not essential.

:hi:
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:15 AM
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15. I suggest you look at your calendar again
April 15 is a Friday.
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FSogol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 11:36 AM
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16. My bad. However, taxes aren't due until the 18th this year. n/t
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:06 PM
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17. yep, we all got a 3 day extension on them.
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Sivart Donating Member (65 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:23 AM
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4. I am guessing they will still work
And if they do continue to work........then what a bunch of BS. Either shut everything down that requires Gov't monies and/or workers, or don't.

Completely makes no sense.


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NotThisTime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:23 AM
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5. Honestly I'd hope they didn't report to work...
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October Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:25 AM
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6. I'm sure they'll be considered "essential employees" in this commerce-rules-all government
Shutting down commerce would surely get their attention, and possibly respect.

OK, I doubt the respect part - but maybe the workers would realize their own power/strength and that would be a plus and might result in self-respect.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:28 AM
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8. It isn't a "government shutdown" if any government workers remain on the job.
If the republicans want to shut the government down, then shut it down for chrissakes. And be men and women enough to take the raft of shit that comes their way when they do.

But don't be wussies about it. If they really believe all the bull crap they preach then have the cojones to stand behind it and act on it.
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Tippy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:40 AM
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12. Ans. to questions
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 10:46 AM
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13. Thanks, that answers it all...
The reason I ask is because I had heard that this would be a "real" shutdown, unlike the one in 1995. I was hearing all kinds of dire predictions for this one.

Well, that's a big yawn...
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rainbow4321 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-05-11 12:25 PM
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18. I imagine they will be like federal health care workers
Work but get paid "later" instead of on their regularly scheduled pay day.

I work with people who went thru the 1990's shut down and that is what they say happened. They had to go to work but got paid several weeks after they should have been.

There was talk during the first shut down threat earlier this year that letters would be sent out to their mortgage companies/car note companies from the feds telling these creditors that the workers may get behind in their payments due to not getting paid.

Ok. Great. Meanwhile...groceries? Gas for the car to GET to work? And so on...


Pretty sure where I work will be a ghost town since we have quite a few eateries/stores that probably fall under "non-essential".









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