Sympathy towards Fed workers......

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Sympathy towards Fed workers......

Post by jltrent » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:14 am

Doesn't these people save anything. Most must live paycheck to paycheck.

I read 78% of Americans live paycheck to paycheck with probably some cattle farmers included and also a large percentage can’t come up with a thousand dollars cash if they had to. Maybe a class in middle and high school on how to budget would have helped?



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Re: Sympathy towards Fed workers......

Post by JMJ Farms » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:28 am

The class would be very helpful jtrent. Money management should be a required course in middle School with a refresher in high school leading into a basic economics class.

Don’t know how accurate it is, but I read the other day in an article, that almost 70% of people couldn’t come up with $400 cash. That’s not good at all.
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Re: Sympathy towards Fed workers......

Post by ddd75 » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:35 am

nope not good... especially when the POOREST people in the USA are the top 10% WEALTH EARNERS IN THE WORLD!!!!


wow!!



money management in school??? HAHAHAHA.... You mean... "GET INTO DEBT" "GET INTO COLLEGE" THATS the management.. get in the sheep line..

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Re: Sympathy towards Fed workers......

Post by True Grit Farms » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:27 am

I like to deal in cash and keep a good inventory. The downside is trying to get insurance on cash kept at the house, it's difficult at best. I think the government has us right where they can track us. I'm not a big saver - investor but I believe in keeping enough cash on hand to pay 2 years worth of bills.
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Re: Sympathy towards Fed workers......

Post by ga.prime » Mon Jan 14, 2019 7:43 am

They'll survive.
where'd it come from, how'd it get there?

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Re: Sympathy towards Fed workers......

Post by Named'em Tamed'em » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:02 am

I have been self-employed for 35 years, collecting taxes and paying insurance through thick and thin.

I have no sympathy. Matter of fact I'm looking to pickup a quad for my wife from one of the local gov't employees living paycheck to paycheck.
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Post by Dave » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:15 am

I see that there is a bank in Eastern Washington that is going to advance those who have direct deposit to this bank their normal paycheck. They get it interest free. Just have to repay once the government pays up. I don't feel sorry for these people. The whole world knows what is going on. They just need to communicate with their creditors and there are lots of resources out there.

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Re: Sympathy towards Fed workers......

Post by Aaron » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:24 am

I find it funny that some of you find the situation surprising. It is no different in the general populace. Credit has been far too cheap for too long. The average debt load on Canadian farms was a little over $500k in 2017. It was a little over $200k in 2000.
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Re: Sympathy towards Fed workers......

Post by Bright Raven » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:28 am

I cannot remember how many shutdowns occurred during my federal service from 1977 to 2010. They are a paid vacation. I remember the first one, it was 1978. I spent the time remodeling our first house. I remember being disappointed when they called us back because I was making such good progress on my remodeling.

Maybe federal employees are more strapped for cash flow today. IDK. But the bill to provide backpay has already been passed and signed. Should be very easy to get an advance of that promise.
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Re: Sympathy towards Fed workers......

Post by ga.prime » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:08 am

They'll probably get a $1000 bonus and raise in salary in addition to back pay when they return to work.
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Post by TennesseeTuxedo » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:23 am

ga.prime wrote:They'll probably get a $1000 bonus and raise in salary in addition to back pay when they return to work.


As well they should after surviving this he!!ish experience.
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Post by Bright Raven » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:29 am

TennesseeTuxedo wrote:
ga.prime wrote:They'll probably get a $1000 bonus and raise in salary in addition to back pay when they return to work.


As well they should after surviving this he!!ish experience.


I wonder how many active federal employees are Users on this board. I know one who prefers to remain anonymous who is a current EPA employee and a regular contributor. I checked on him and he says he is drinking a lot of coffee. Lol
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Re: Sympathy towards Fed workers......

Post by jltrent » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:34 am

These guys and gals at the local Fed prison just up the road I bet are seeing it rough. Even with pay I bet it is rough.

https://www.heraldcourier.com/news/shut ... eb560.html

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Re: Sympathy towards Fed workers......

Post by Jogeephus » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:44 pm

To show solidarity and empathy I think everyone should send their nonessential personnel home until this thing is settled. I was going to but I don't have the luxury of having any ….. but if I did I would.
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Post by greybeard » Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:56 pm

jltrent wrote:These guys and gals at the local Fed prison just up the road I bet are seeing it rough. Even with pay I bet it is rough.

https://www.heraldcourier.com/news/shut ... eb560.html

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