Skip to comments.D.C. has a lot of federal workers. A government shutdown would have big impacts
Posted on 09/30/2023 8:52:38 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
All eyes are on Capitol Hill, watching as Congress gets closer and closer to failing to fund the federal government, forcing a shutdown.
Shutting down the government could have big reverberations across the country — and significant consequences for the people who live and work and visit the nation's capital.
Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia combined have about 400,000 federal workers, plus hundreds of thousands of military service members and government contractors. The region's growth and competitiveness have long been tied to the federal government.
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They can go Loot with the rest of their friends
You say it like it’s a bad thing?
Let us all shed years for the Deep State.
The seven richest counties in the USA all surround Washington DC.
The marxist voice in me says - their wealth needs to be re-distributed to the proletariat in the rest of the country.
Yes. At Wal-Mart over by the H-Street. Wait a minute. It’s closed now.
I would be fine with a Federal government desert in and around DC.
Except what they deem as ‘essential services’ do not shut down and that is probably 90% of the government.
They use the same ole scare tactics they have used for decades.
Medicare and Social Security hardest hit — except they are not.
It is all kabuki theatrics.
History began yesterday for her generation.
Can we send them to Ukraine instead of money and weapons?
Government workers only represent a drain on the economy. We need as few of them as necessary to do what government is supposed to do.
Congress needs to pay only those federal workers who work for no pay during a shutdown of the government. Federal workers need to recognize that being laid off is a fact of life for everyone who is not a federal worker and should be for federal workers as well.
“Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia combined have about 400,000 federal workers...”
I think I see part of the problem.
Americans wouldn’t care. I see the RAT “press” is already whining about the National Parks being closed. Personally, as an NPS fan, former employee and a big supporter of National Parks, I think they could use a good vacation and shut down period to heal the scars azzholes are making on them. JMO.
Its the one way to keep them from spending $$$
I have no problem with this.
“History began yesterday for her generation.”
Good make the shutdown permanent
Two words: SO WHAT?
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