Skip to comments.Why Are Some Furloughed Workers Getting Paid Twice?
Posted on 10/21/2013 3:16:29 PM PDT by bgill
According to CNBC, some of the 400,000 government workers drew on unemployment benefits during the shutdown, and its likely that only some of them will have to give it back adding a few million to the price of the shutdown, already up in the billions due to lost worker productivity and revenue. The U.S. economy was damaged as well, and that cost may tally up near $24 billion between October and December, if economists are to be believed.
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Does the word CROOK ring a bell?
Corruption R Us.
JAIL ALL 400,000 OF THEM
“already up in the billions due to lost worker productivity and revenue.”
How is it that when people who don’t do anything productive anyway are laid off, it is a loss in productivity?
they’ll give it back right after the Walmart EBT thieves give back their free stuff.
And I guess I'm out of the loop on this -- I had no idea you could start getting unemployment that freaking fast.
And don’t forget the overtime to push the papers that sat around unpushed during the horrible shut down.
Some of the 400,000 took unemployment, not all of the 400,000.
I hope they choke on it. Stealing is still a crime.
They need to go to Maryland where the unemployment offices around Fort Meade were clogged with laid off people from DISA and NSA who are unlikely to pay back a penny of their unemployment checks even though many of those workers make in excess of $100,000.00 a year.
Out here you don’t see your first unemployment check for a month and you can’t even file until you’ve been out of week at least a week (maybe two).
Wyrd, good point. The 2nd page of the article revealed it was talking about the State of Oregon. Here in the DC area, the word was, if you file and get unemployment, and then get paid, you had to pay back the unemployment.
I don’t qualify, since I am a contractor, but I got to hear the guidance from the powers-that-be. Put away the pitchforks and torches, folks, they are instructed to return the UI benefits as soon as pay goes in. Failure can result in prosecution. The powers are serious about this. This is not the one to get worked up about.
Does anyone have a link to the tally sheet that shows what comprises that $24 billion that keeps floating around?
If it was $24 billion of FedGov spending, then I think that is a good thing. And, I don’t give a rip about downstream financial impacts. Any time we can cut spending at the Federal level, it’s a good thing.
Your buds in the Gmnt gave it a good shot
exactly i thought you couldnt even file for the first few weeks.
I think in California you can file the day you get laid off if u want, but u wait a week from the date u filed to start getting drawing UE...my DIL just got laid off, and she filed the next day...of course it takes a while to get the money,
Some states have laws against keeping the benefits. Others don’t.
You can’t use `government workers’ and `worker productivity’ in the same sentence.
The UAW people do it every time their factories close to re-tool. So we’re paying them over-and-over.
Federal guidance is to return the money, however, and there was a threat of prosecution at the federal level.
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