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  •  I'm with you. I'd like to fix my (1+ / 0-)
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    Sister Havana

    leaking roof or my oil-burning car but I went through the 95-96 shutdowns without enough savings and it destroyed my credit.  Today's Republicans are even crazier.  So why, you ask,  have I continued to work for the federal government?  Because I have a pre-exisitng medical condition, Hep C, that no insurance company will  cover!!!
    The new American Democracy - Government by extortion.

    "Life is a tragedy for those who feel, a comedy for those who think" - Jean de la Bruyere

    by Tinuviel on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 11:58:40 AM PDT

    •  And you're underpaid, too (0+ / 0-)

      As a federal worker, you haven't seen a raise in years, your costs have increased, and your staff allocation has been frozen since 2008. Benefits are the primary reason a lot of my friends stay with the government, despite being vilified by Republicans as "fat cat government workers on the take."

      + + + That crazy neighbor, you know, the one with all those cats

      by cvannatta on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 12:08:16 PM PDT

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    •  BTDT (0+ / 0-)

      I retired from the Government two years ago because I couldn't handle another year of frozen wages.

      I was able to pay off my debts with some money from my TSP and so I'm making more in retirement than I was working.

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