Tea Party Lawmaker Letter on Med Device Tax Repeal Authored by Lobby Group

Targetpractice9/28/2013 11:22:52 pm PDT

re: #167 Cheechako

If the impending “Shutdown” is anything like the shutdown in the ‘90’s, Fed Employees should have nothing to worry about. I was a “non-essential” Fed at that time and we got a lot of extra days off but…wait for it…after the shutdown was over, we all got our regular pay for the days we were off. Extra days of paid vacation!!

Politicians fully realize that of all the voting blocks in the US, Fed employees have one of the highest numbers of voters going to the election booth.

The glaring difference is that the ‘95-96 shutdown ended on what is generally seen as amiable terms, with both sides feeling that they’d held their ground until an agreeable conclusion could be reached. In this case, the GOP is more likely to just stiff federal employees for the cost of the shutdown, on the grounds that it actually “saves” money not to pay them for the days furloughed.