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Dems struggling to help low-wage contractors harmed by shutdown
The Hill ^ | Jan 12, 2019

Posted on 01/12/2019 4:07:01 PM PST by 11th_VA

Democrats are struggling to come up with a way to provide back pay for low-wage contractors losing income because of the partial shutdown, a complicated process that hasn't been tackled during previous government closures.

Contracted maintenance workers, cleaners, security guards and cafeteria staff at government buildings are among the hardest hit by the shutdown, which began Dec. 22.

Unlike the hundreds of thousands of affected federal employees who often receive back pay after a shutdown ends, low-wage contractors are not afforded compensation once the government reopens.

While President Trump is expected to sign legislation that would eventually give back pay to federal workers, even ensuring similar compensation after future shutdowns, contractors are not covered in that bill...

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1 posted on 01/12/2019 4:07:01 PM PST by 11th_VA
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How low wage would a contractor be if they will be contracted regardless of fee?


2 posted on 01/12/2019 4:09:47 PM PST by dsrtsage (For Leftists, World History starts every day at breakfast)
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contractors in the private sector risk bankruptcy and cancelled contracts. Those who contract with the government don’t have the same level of risk of bankruptcy, but exchange it for politically related risk.


3 posted on 01/12/2019 4:11:52 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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Got to hand it to the Dems, always looking out for the little people.


4 posted on 01/12/2019 4:12:06 PM PST by madprof98
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To: 11th_VA

Hey. Congress shut down government. Let the democrat house pay their wages.


5 posted on 01/12/2019 4:12:26 PM PST by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you .)
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“Democrats are struggling to come up with a way to provide back pay for low-wage contractors losing income because of the partial shutdown”

Fund the Wall.


6 posted on 01/12/2019 4:14:29 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: dsrtsage

Dems shut down the government, and with enough lying by the media can avoid any blame.

This is a blatant “we’re trying to help” lie.


7 posted on 01/12/2019 4:15:57 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat/RINO Party!)
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To: dsrtsage

I’m sure those “low wage” contractors are illegals. And they are not “contractors”. They are the scum that hang out in front of Home Depot every morning in every city waiting to be picked up by actual contractor scum. Of all the REAL contractors I know, zero are low wage.

Fake news.....once again


8 posted on 01/12/2019 4:16:36 PM PST by Maskot (Put every dem/lib in prison...like yesterday!!!)
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Dims don’t seem to care much about low-wage workers whose wages are depressed by illegal foreign invaders.


9 posted on 01/12/2019 4:23:47 PM PST by windsorknot
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Fund the wall and the money will flow.

Democrats are telling these low information contractors that Democrat obstruction is not the problem.


10 posted on 01/12/2019 4:26:13 PM PST by a fool in paradise (Denounce DUAC - The Democrats Un-American Activists Committee)
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To: 11th_VA

My girlfriend’s brother is one of these contractors.

He’s mildly retarded and works as a janitor at the Bureau of Standards.

He’s almost 60yo and has been enjoying his time off :)


11 posted on 01/12/2019 4:27:28 PM PST by VeniVidiVici
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Maybe they should consider funding the wall ...


12 posted on 01/12/2019 4:38:40 PM PST by IronJack
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Yep.

Work outside the beltway and everybody I talked to this week who works for government contractors has a rainy day funds. They understand the risk.


13 posted on 01/12/2019 4:47:35 PM PST by lizma2
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To: madprof98

Especially when they miss their kickback payments.


14 posted on 01/12/2019 4:52:32 PM PST by Doctor DNA (This is not your grandfather's internet.)
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To: windsorknot
Dims don’t seem to care much about low-wage workers whose wages are depressed by illegal foreign invaders.

My memory must be going bad. I simply don't remember Democrats giving a rip when people lost their jobs or got hours cut because of Obamacare. There were no sob stories on TV 24/7, stories of missing mortgage payments, etc.

15 posted on 01/12/2019 5:02:15 PM PST by Lizavetta
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My memory must be going bad. I simply don't remember Democrats giving a rip when people lost their jobs or got hours cut because of Obamacare.

You’re memory isn’t going bad; Dims really don’t give a flying flock about the “little people”, especially if they’re legal citizens.

16 posted on 01/12/2019 5:15:11 PM PST by windsorknot
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Dims don’t seem to care much about low-wage workers whose wages are depressed by illegal foreign invaders.

Neither do most Republicans -- the entire leadership, to be specific.

17 posted on 01/12/2019 5:28:10 PM PST by montag813
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Minorities, poor and women hardest hit. Film at 11.


18 posted on 01/12/2019 5:54:15 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Lizavetta

Democrats are taking a vacation while telling low income workers to go screw themselves.

The champion of the Little People. Let em go eat cake.


19 posted on 01/12/2019 5:57:48 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: 11th_VA

I’m so disgusted with these asshats thinking they’re entitled to anything but unemployment compensation when they are laid off. One set of laws and benefits for us and a lot better set for them.


20 posted on 01/12/2019 6:41:22 PM PST by GOPe Means Bend Over Spell Run (Vote Trump - Not Socialism!)
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