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Speaking Up for Oft-Ignored Workers, Rep. Ayanna Pressley Demands Back-Pay for Federal Contractors Harmed by Trump Shutdown


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Speaking Up for Oft-Ignored Workers, Rep. Ayanna Pressley Demands Back-Pay for Federal Contractors Harmed by Trump Shutdown

Jake Johnson, staff writer

Speaking up for the thousands of low-wage federal contractors who—unlike government employees—face the prospect of receiving no back-pay when the ongoing government shutdown comes to an end, Rep.


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This is what integrity looks like!


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Dem voters should all be asking, “Why aren’t the DCCC establishment Dems not talking about this?” and “What do establishment Dems think is important instead?” (evidently a BDS ban.) Unfortunately most voters may never hear about Pressley’s and Lee’s concerns on this matter.

Well, Rep voters should be wondering the same, too, but. . .


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There are so many government contractors because most people in the U.S. hate government (until they’re personally burned). Jimmy Carter and Ronnie Raygunz (not to mention every other prez) after 1976 ran against government and the Clintons/Gore/DLC institutionalized the anti-government hatred with their “re-imagining government” program that shifted public jobs to contractors and states that couldn’t afford them (and are even more anti-government).

So good for Pressley, as she does SEIU’s bidding, but be aware of our history. While governance of any kind is difficult, not a single large society has ever lived without it. The keys are democracy, fairness, transparency and accountability. That’s what true democratic socialism strives for.


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IMHO, We shouldn’t have to address this problem. As I’ve suggest before, there should be no shut-downs due to an unsettled budget. If no compromise can be reached to set a budget, the previous years budget automatically stays in place for a set time. 30 days, or 90 days for example. And congress should have to stay in session when there are unsettled budgets. Congress critters will get their act together if they can’t go home until they do.
It’s our money as much as it is theirs.


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None of them should get paid period until this is settled.


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If we have to pay for damages beyond the normal costs of a shutdown, it gives fodder to the “cut the safety net” proponents.
By the way, shut downs should be illegal.