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Wed Jan 25, 2017, 03:18 AM

I wonder how many federal employees voted for Twitler

The ones who didn't are already pissed. The ones who did probably aren't too happy about the hiring freeze. Nothing like not being able to take vacation because your office is short staffed. His cabinet doesn't have a clue how to run an agency. The folks at the bottom are pissed. Sounds like the making of a giant cluster.

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Reply I wonder how many federal employees voted for Twitler (Original post)
Phoenix61 Jan 2017 OP
LisaL Jan 2017 #1
Drahthaardogs Jan 2017 #4
Cha Jan 2017 #2
marlakay Jan 2017 #3
wishstar Jan 2017 #7
JI7 Jan 2017 #5
DeminPennswoods Jan 2017 #6
etherealtruth Jan 2017 #8
DeminPennswoods Jan 2017 #9
Phoenix61 Jan 2017 #12
DeminPennswoods Jan 2017 #13
Adrahil Jan 2017 #18
LanternWaste Jan 2017 #16
DeminPennswoods Jan 2017 #17
randome Jan 2017 #10
lostnfound Jan 2017 #11
rainbow4321 Jan 2017 #14
lindysalsagal Jan 2017 #15

Response to Phoenix61 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 03:19 AM

1. My guess is not that many.

The ones who did voted to cut the branch they were sitting on.

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Response to LisaL (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 07:14 AM

4. More than you would like to believe.

Lots of veterans in the feds and most vote Republican

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Response to Phoenix61 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 03:21 AM

2. Wonder if whomever realizes how they

fucked up?

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Response to Phoenix61 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 04:41 AM

3. My daughter said the military is getting a big raise

So the money has to come from somewhere.

My son n law is officer in AF.

They are moderate republicans but voted for Hillary because they didn't want a president with his values.

It will bite them though in a few years when he gets out because he wants federal job.

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Response to marlakay (Reply #3)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 07:29 AM

7. I've heard that discharged Vets now realize Fed jobs will be hard to find

I know Iraq vets who work for Dept of Labor and Social Sec. Admin. who are vocal on social media. They had warned their Vet buddies thinking about applying for Fed jobs, before election that this would happen under Trump since R's are determined to deregulate and privatize to shrink departments eliminating many jobs.

Most of the R's in Congress and Senate also support a total end to federal pensions and end to early retirement for new hires. Federal pensions have already been reduced to be just a supplement to their Social Security.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 07:17 AM

5. i think most of them usually vote democratic

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Response to Phoenix61 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 07:20 AM

6. Lots of DoD'ers vote R

A lot of DoD feds vote republican not because of any particular strong political belief, but because DoD's budget generally is higher under Rs than Ds. IOW, they vote their pocketbook. The hiring freezes usually don't effect DoD, the military or other "national security" entities.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 07:36 AM

8. Unfortunately, there is truth in what you say

I doubt many scientists and analysts with the EPA vote republican (as an example) ... but the DoD dwarfs the other agencies

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Response to etherealtruth (Reply #8)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 07:51 AM

9. Yep, the $s at DoD is mindboggling

Having worked at DoD, it has more money than it knows what to do with. Don't even get me started on the money wasted on contractors and consultants made up of retired military and civilian DoD employees. I remember feds at my level could authorize contracts up to 600k and we were only 1 step up from the bottom. The mgt 1 step above us could authorize up to 1M. No one really even cared about contracts for less than 25k. I used to think, 25k, that's a car or down payment on a house or a year or so of college.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 11:39 AM

12. I was a DoD civilian contractor for 9 years

The position was not really needed. I spent the first year thinking someone would figure that out but...they never did. When I left they hired somebody else. I can only imagine how much money is wasted across the board.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 02:43 PM

13. One contractor

There was a contractor who wasn't assigned to help us, but was put at an unoccupied desk in the area where I worked because there wasn't a place for them in the area where the contractor was supposed to work. The contractor literally had nothing to do - nothing - spent most of the day doing personal work and/or business.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 05:20 PM

18. I am contractor right now...

 

I think the work I do is valuable. But There is lots of waste at the higher management levels in the DoD.

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Response to DeminPennswoods (Reply #6)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 04:06 PM

16. I think your observation is inaccurate.

"DoD's budget generally is higher under Rs than Ds..."

Between 1987 and 1999, the DoD budget fell for 11 straight years as Presidents Reagan, Bush, and Clinton—two Republicans and a Democrat—brought spending down.

President Dwight Eisenhower, a five-star Army general and lifelong Republican, slashed defense spending by 27 percent. Richard Nixon, also a Republican and Eisenhower’s vice president, cut the budget by 29 percent.

Pres. Obama would have had to reduce the budget by about 40 percent, or close to $300 billion, to reach the (relative rather than absolute) budget levels established by Presidents Eisenhower, Nixon, and Clinton.


(Source: The Federal Budget: Politics, Policy, Process, 5th ed. by Alan Schick)

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Response to LanternWaste (Reply #16)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 05:14 PM

17. It's what they believe

Interesting fact, but many DoD'ers still think they're better off under Rs than Ds. I heard that said more than once.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 07:55 AM

10. So...tired...of...winning...

 


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Response to Phoenix61 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 11:37 AM

11. Wait till the GOP cuts their pensions nt

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Response to Phoenix61 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 03:28 PM

14. A former co worker of mine at the VA

Is a drumf supporter. It was all over his FB.

I found it crazy since he not only works at the VA, is a vet, and at all the desks he sits at there are black/white remember POWs flags...can't figure out how he lives with his decision given drumf's trash talk about POW's. Maybe now that drumf is messing with the federal workforce that this guy is part of he will start to regret his support.

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Response to Phoenix61 (Original post)

Wed Jan 25, 2017, 03:46 PM

15. Lots of unionized teachers did.

I know several. Disgusting.

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