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Why Are Some Furloughed Workers Getting Paid Twice?
The Wall Street Cheat Sheet ^ | Oct. 21, 2013 | Anthea Mitchell

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 it’s 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.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; doubledipping; furlough; shutdown; shutnado; unemployment; uniongoons
Hey, it's just free money.
1 posted on 10/21/2013 3:16:30 PM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

Does the word CROOK ring a bell?


2 posted on 10/21/2013 3:17:13 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: bgill

Corruption R Us.


3 posted on 10/21/2013 3:18:18 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: bgill

ping


4 posted on 10/21/2013 3:19:32 PM PDT by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: bgill

JAIL ALL 400,000 OF THEM


5 posted on 10/21/2013 3:21:08 PM PDT by Mr. K (Lies, Damned Lies, Statistics, and then Democrat Talking Points.)
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To: bgill

“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?


6 posted on 10/21/2013 3:21:17 PM PDT by babygene ( .)
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To: bgill

they’ll give it back right after the Walmart EBT thieves give back their free stuff.


7 posted on 10/21/2013 3:22:11 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: bgill
They weren't unemployed, so why were they allowed to get unemployment?

And I guess I'm out of the loop on this -- I had no idea you could start getting unemployment that freaking fast.

8 posted on 10/21/2013 3:22:13 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: bgill

And don’t forget the overtime to push the papers that sat around unpushed during the horrible shut down.


9 posted on 10/21/2013 3:23:17 PM PDT by FreedomGuru (Time for torches and pitchforks.)
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To: Mr. K

Some of the 400,000 took unemployment, not all of the 400,000.


10 posted on 10/21/2013 3:24:30 PM PDT by Wyrd bi ful ard (Gone Galt, 11/07/12----No king but Christ! Don't tread on me!)
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To: bgill
Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

I hope they choke on it. Stealing is still a crime.

11 posted on 10/21/2013 3:32:13 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: bgill

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.


12 posted on 10/21/2013 3:34:10 PM PDT by MIchaelTArchangel (Have a wonderful day!)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

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).


13 posted on 10/21/2013 3:38:02 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd; Mr. K

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.


14 posted on 10/21/2013 3:38:41 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: bgill

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.


15 posted on 10/21/2013 3:40:10 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: bgill
WHY???

16 posted on 10/21/2013 3:41:05 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: bgill

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.


17 posted on 10/21/2013 3:46:49 PM PDT by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Lazamataz

Your buds in the Gmnt gave it a good shot


18 posted on 10/21/2013 3:47:06 PM PDT by CGASMIA68
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

exactly i thought you couldnt even file for the first few weeks.


19 posted on 10/21/2013 4:14:52 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Donnafrflorida

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,


20 posted on 10/21/2013 4:33:31 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Lazamataz

Some states have laws against keeping the benefits. Others don’t.


21 posted on 10/21/2013 4:45:21 PM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: bgill

Yep.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3081609/posts


22 posted on 10/21/2013 5:28:18 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: bgill

You can’t use `government workers’ and `worker productivity’ in the same sentence.


23 posted on 10/21/2013 5:34:50 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Wyrd bið ful aræd

The UAW people do it every time their factories close to re-tool. So we’re paying them over-and-over.


24 posted on 10/21/2013 5:37:07 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: bgill

Federal guidance is to return the money, however, and there was a threat of prosecution at the federal level.


25 posted on 10/21/2013 6:57:20 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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