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Slim



Joined: 05 Mar 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 19 6:50 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Mistress Rose wrote:
It does seem odd that the President cannot be prosecuted while in office, but then I suppose our system seems odd to people from other countries.


This isn't actually established law or anything, just Department of Justice guidance. Nancy Pelosi recently asserted that a president could be indicted.

I would like to see the new makeup of the House of Representatives actually go ahead with impeachments. Some argue "why bother" without an assurance that Senate majority will allow for sentencing, or trial, or whatever its called, but I think impeachment is the only thing that will drum up enough focused political outrage upon sitting senators to feel compelled to act.

Slim



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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 19 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Shutdown is bothering people: https://www.kqed.org/news/11716115/locals-pick-up-the-slack-and-the-trash-as-government-shutdown-continues

Also: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/01/05/tsa-agents-are-calling-in-sick-amid-shutdown-what-you-need-to-know.html

I sort of hope the TSA workers organize and demand action
(and that it spurs people in the streets non-stop calling for political action to change the status quo - but I won't hold my breath)

Mistress Rose



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 19 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The quote “Everyone should have a plan for this stuff if you work for the federal government” doesn't really say a lot for working for the government unfortunately. Those without savings are going to have to find the money from somewhere, so may have to leave government service if their pay doesn't come through very soon I would think.

dpack



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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 19 2:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

those with gov contracts might get paid eventually, those who work for contractors will almost certainly not get paid.

short term they are stuffed in both situations, at least a well organised strike has welfare built in. a lock out does not.

a lock out where the workers are at no fault and are not in dispute with their employer and their immediate employer is not at fault or in dispute with the top line payee is rather harsh.

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