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Trump’s Federal Government Shutdown and Unpaid Dishwashers

Trump’s Federal Government Shutdown and Unpaid Dishwashers

Alycee Lane

“Over the past three decades,” reported Steve Reilly in a June 2016 USA Today article, Donald Trump “has been involved in more than 3,500 lawsuits.” Many of these lawsuits, Reilly notes, “involve ordinary Americans…who say Trump or his companies have refused to pay them.” Dishwashers, plumbers, bartenders, painters, waiters, real estate brokers, lawyers–this broad swath of workers Trump routinely relied on to build his wealth, and yet he didn’t se

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Nice historical review of Trumps business practices as it relates to workers. Exactly what the MSM failed to inform the voters about Trump before the election. As stated in the article, Trump’s use to this and has no shame, he’s not going to back down from the shutdown. That’s why all political pressure must be focused on the Senate GOP, they can’t hold out as long, they are the weak link that will bring this stalemate to a end. If Pelosi was as shrewd as everyone thinks she is, she would know that.

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I think the people that follow this closely agree with you that it’s the senate that has to bend. But often when we think that, they come up with some off the wall regulation. If that fails they will bend the rules. If that fails they will change the rules. And if all fails they will break the rules and do it proudly. Disgusting.

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The über wealthy should remember that their private jets rely on the federal system of aviation control. Trump is putting their lives at risk. I am sure that self preservation is a core value for that class. Take note Richie Rich, then take action.

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Dump and his Daddy were sued by the Justice Department decades ago for failing to rent to people of color. The fine was 100000 which they had to pay, but the still said the “won.” So… delusion doesn’t fall far from the family tree.

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More important that McCrazy McConnell put some anti abortion nonsense up for a vote- he’ll dump on women but won’t re open the gubmit or pay the workers. These people should all be fired and thrown in jail.

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If all unpaid federal workers walked off the job, it would come close to bringing the nation to a halt. Neither the air traffic controllers nor the TSA workers are getting paid. That would shut the airports, making business as usual difficult. Couldn’t they argue that forcing them to work for free violates the 13th Amendment banning slavery?

This article makes it clear how little our President cares about working people – that is – most Americans. I’m not convinced that top Democrats actually care that much more beyond their flowery rhetoric. They seem happy to use our government workers as pawns in their political games against Trump and the Republicans, even as worker’s lives are being ruined.

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It is being said that Trumpanzees do not give a damn about unpaid government workers. Trump says that government workers are Democrats and he does not give a damn about them either. The GOP has fostered the lie that Government is the problem and that privatizing government functions will cure all ills. It really is more important to right-wingers and evangelicals for McCurtle to pass an anti-choice law than it is to get government workers back on the job and get them their well earned pay.

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Yes! And they only care about rights of the “unborn” not the people here- to tell you the truth the only people they care about is themselves.

How does he know they are democrats- he just likes to shoot his mouth off. Also, who cares if they are dems? They are people!

Well, Melania Dumpess just flew to FL on a military jet so that was okay but having congress traveling to visit the troops was nixed by his High Ness/

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This is a REPUBLICAN shut down------don’t allow the media to push the republican talking point that it is between democrats and Trump. The Senate has the power to open the gov without Trump. Trump loves seeing the FBI closed-----he is a thief—a gangster

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