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(11,655 posts)
2. For Republicans, the only paycheck that matters is their own
Fri Sep 22, 2023, 08:37 AM
Sep 2023

Anyone else can just deal with the financial hardships caused by their malfeasance.


(16,181 posts)
4. And for most of their house members
Fri Sep 22, 2023, 09:00 AM
Sep 2023

their congressional paycheck, while more than most of us make in a year, pocket money....their kids' allowance...in other words, not even a factor in their budget.


(3,012 posts)
7. Destroying the government is the plan. Convince people that the government is bad
Fri Sep 22, 2023, 09:43 AM
Sep 2023

and then undermine every program that people like, and then boast that you were right all along about how bad the government is. It's amazing how obvious the playbook is, but we've never found a way to expose them to the people they're fooling. They have no business being in government. What company would bring in leaders who actively work to bankrupt it?


(11,655 posts)
14. All the while taking a government paycheck and benefits...
Fri Sep 22, 2023, 11:00 AM
Sep 2023

Their hypocrisy runs very deeply.

Major Nikon

(36,831 posts)
12. The last one ended because air traffic controllers shut down LaGuardia airport for 1 hour
Fri Sep 22, 2023, 10:07 AM
Sep 2023

Enough of them called in sick the airport had to be closed. The associated hit to business forced their hand and made their position untenable.

I don't think the next one will last nearly as long now that workers have figured out a way to strike back.

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