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IRS workers in Ogden protest government shutdown
abc4.com ^ | October 03, 2013 | Cristina Rendon

Posted on 10/03/2013 10:28:17 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe

OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) – A passionate protest was held in front of the James V. Hansen Federal Building was held Thursday by federal employees wanting to return to their jobs.

“We want to work!” the group chanted.

Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are living in limbo during the government shutdown. Roughly 10,000 of those people are employed in Utah, but are being furloughed.

Jenny Brown is a furloughed IRS worker in Ogden. Brown said she and about 90 percent of IRS workers in Ogden are staying at home without pay. They were protesting on behalf of the NTEU or National Treasury Employees Union.

“It’s been some rough days,” Brown said. “We’re all worried. We don’t know what’s going to happen or when we’re going back to work.”

The group is also wondering when they will see their next paycheck.

“We’re hurting,” Brown said. “We’re struggling to make ends meet and pay the necessities.”

Monty Lewis and a group from the American Federation of Government Employees showed up to the protest in solidarity. Lewis works at Hill Air Force Base where he said about 2,700 employees are furloughed too.

Lewis is still going to work, but will not get paid until the shutdown is over.

“You’re at work knowing you’re not getting paid,” Lewis said. “It’s kind of hard to concentrate on your job.”

Lewis said he feels like a pawn in a game of chess and Congress is playing.

“We don’t know how long [the shutdown] will last,” Lewis added. “The uncertainty is bad on morale.”

He hopes Congress can settle their differences so Utahns can get back to work for the federal government.

(Excerpt) Read more at abc4.com ...


TOPICS: US: Utah
KEYWORDS: 113th; bho44; shutdown; unions

1 posted on 10/03/2013 10:28:17 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

IRS workers not working.

Boy, that should turn the American people against the “shut down.”

/s


2 posted on 10/03/2013 10:30:20 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Throw All The Bums Out.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Uh yeah...I’m sure there are tons of americans heartbroken that there are IRS workers that are on a paid vacation...


3 posted on 10/03/2013 10:33:10 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“We want to work!” the group chanted.

And now that you don't have to spend 8 hours a day at the federal make-work facility, you can! You're welcome!

4 posted on 10/03/2013 10:40:47 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

How many days has it been? And they’re struggling? And they make a living dealing with other peoples money? OOOOooooK


5 posted on 10/03/2013 10:46:45 PM PDT by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

DEAR Whiny, cry-baby, IRS-union public ‘servant’,

‘Stinks to be you right now, dosen’t it?’

Three days, and you can’t stand it??????

You gladly voted and supported the sitting President.

Shut up and eat your peas!


6 posted on 10/03/2013 10:49:37 PM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Tailgunner Joe

They have been out three days. They get paid every two weeks and claim they are struggling to make ends meet. Good grief!


7 posted on 10/03/2013 10:50:15 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Welcome to the revolution. The IRS should be the first casualties. If it’s done right.


8 posted on 10/03/2013 10:56:05 PM PDT by edboock (The United States Constitution ©1787, All Rights Reserved)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“We’re hurting,” Brown said. “We’re struggling to make ends meet and pay the necessities.”

hang on... they haven’t even missed a single check yet and can’t their union pony up something??


9 posted on 10/03/2013 11:02:13 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Did you hear about the terrible tragedy when a government road crew forgot to take along their shovels? They had to lean on each other!


10 posted on 10/03/2013 11:02:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the mainland US There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Perhaps they can keep their skills honed during the shutdown by practicing audits and SWAT tactics on each other?


11 posted on 10/03/2013 11:05:16 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“We want to work!” the group chanted.

Oh, we know. There's an awful lot of harassment of the Tea Party that's just sitting on their desks waiting to be done.

12 posted on 10/03/2013 11:05:59 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Tailgunner Joe
2-3 days of not working and you are STRUGGLING???

If this just doesn't show how far our country has fallen.

13 posted on 10/03/2013 11:10:23 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

I’ve lived this crap forever. I never had it but these morons all get paid retroactively.

They can all bend backwards as far as I’m concerned.


14 posted on 10/03/2013 11:13:38 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: eyedigress

Word to self. Blah, Blah, Blah.


15 posted on 10/03/2013 11:14:56 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: edboock

Do not forget all that ammo they bought, here’s the why.


16 posted on 10/03/2013 11:24:52 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Lewis is still going to work, but will not get paid until the shutdown is over”

Poor lewis. Can I get you some coffee?


17 posted on 10/03/2013 11:26:27 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (...Was that okay?)
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To: DouglasKC

they’re all on paid vacation, they haven’t lost a penny....they’ll all get big fat checks and this nice fall week off from work won’t even be counted as vacation...


18 posted on 10/03/2013 11:28:36 PM PDT by cherry (.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
-♪♫♪♫ tiny violin plays dirge for them...
19 posted on 10/03/2013 11:31:55 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

3 days without porn and they go crazy


20 posted on 10/04/2013 12:04:35 AM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Do you know what they do in Utah?

Consider yourself on the rotation if it is to difficult to figure it out.


21 posted on 10/04/2013 12:18:18 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: cherry

Correct.


22 posted on 10/04/2013 12:20:39 AM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/ ?s)
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To: Grams A

so they got paid last Friday but it looks like they won’t get paid in next Friday so whatever they got last paycheck or had saved will have to cover the bills coming up

yeah, that causes struggles and sleepless nights
anyone who ever lost their income suddenly and hope for but not plan for the future will understand

remember obama and reid are skewering the civil service workers for maximum pain. If this doesnt work they will figure out how to extend the pain. maybe to you or yours


23 posted on 10/04/2013 1:15:49 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: cherry

those on furlough are on unpaid furlough and it will take an act of Congress (not just pass the CR) to get them paid

this has happened in the past when the govt shutdown but it is not guaranteed to happen, so uncertainty

“If” and “when” doesn’t pay the rent

people are nervous because the sequester furloughs that occurred this summer were unpaid leave

those in the minority (excepted positions now working but not being paid) will get paid when the CR is passed


24 posted on 10/04/2013 1:21:27 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

He hopes Congress can settle their differences so Utahns can get back to work for the federal government.


Wrong! They work for the taxpayer!!!


25 posted on 10/04/2013 1:22:58 AM PDT by RginTN
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To: Ann Archy

the struggle comes from not being able to plan ahead
how to pay the bills due at end of month

can’t expect a paycheck next Friday so have to make do with what you got last time or have saved, to pay the rent

many Americans would have a problem planning for sudden loss of income regardless of the source or cause or duration

lets see what happens when the SS checks stop

Yes people are supposed to have savings to carry them if they lose their job but in reality many have little, especially the younger


26 posted on 10/04/2013 1:26:28 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“We’re struggling to make ends meet and pay the necessities.”

Don't forget to pay your taxes! Oh, and your Husseincare premium.

27 posted on 10/04/2013 2:29:19 AM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I had to check to see if this was satire!


28 posted on 10/04/2013 2:55:59 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

““We want to work!” the group chanted.”

So do millions of other workers who obama has given his middle finger to. At least these mostly voted for the jerk.


29 posted on 10/04/2013 2:57:40 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

My Brother works for the IRS...and I mean works. He deals with Urban types who don’t even know their own SSN and yet knows all about the Earned Income tax credit.
I wouldn’t take his job for anything. And he really hates the IRS but is close to his pension he don’t want to quit just yet.


30 posted on 10/04/2013 3:16:26 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
The group is also wondering when they will see their next paycheck.

They don't want to work, they just want their next paycheck. Hogs sucking the teat of the tax payer.

31 posted on 10/04/2013 4:04:48 AM PDT by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Nazis protest the Allied Invasion.


32 posted on 10/04/2013 4:23:53 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

33 posted on 10/04/2013 4:37:04 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I'm a Conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
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34 posted on 10/04/2013 4:58:55 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Swine Piss be upon the Sodmite Obama, and his Child-Rapist False Prophet Mohammed)
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Dear Ogden IRS “employee’s”,
Sit down and shut up, you work for us and we are tired of you; stew in it for a while.


35 posted on 10/04/2013 5:12:22 AM PDT by Ghost of SVR4 (So many are so hopelessly dependent on the government that they will fight to protect it.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“We want to work!” the group chanted.

Hell no.

36 posted on 10/04/2013 5:28:34 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: VRWC For Truth
3 days without porn and they go crazy

ROTFLMAO...laugh of the day!

37 posted on 10/04/2013 5:29:12 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: BigCinBigD

Poor Lewis, he has to read his newspaper and web sites at home now....


38 posted on 10/04/2013 5:37:42 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: silverleaf

A good welcome to the world the common folk live in. They can get in the unemployment line. I expect this agency is like any other Fed one, loaded with non-working hacks that got their jobs via Affirmative Action and don’t have to work due to Union rules that prevent their firing. There’s no agency whose employees should suffer more than the IRS.

I hope I can find a similar feel good EPA story next.


39 posted on 10/04/2013 5:44:01 AM PDT by wrencher
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To: wrencher
I expect this agency is like any other Fed one, loaded with non-working hacks that got their jobs via Affirmative Action and don’t have to work due to Union rules that prevent their firing.

The "government" (the departments of the executive branch) is a multi-TRILLION dollar boondoggle.

It's nothing but a massive jobs program...for democRATs.

40 posted on 10/04/2013 5:52:30 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (The "government" is nothing but a RAT jobs program)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

When the IRS is idle, who’s harassing the Tea Party and dispensing confidential tax information to Democratic political candidates?


41 posted on 10/04/2013 5:54:46 AM PDT by Spok (George Orwell was a prophet.)
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