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Federal workers back to work after 16-day shutdown

Published: Thu, October 17, 2013 @ 9:21 a.m.

Federal workers back to work after 16-day shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) - Barriers went down at federal memorials and National Park Service sites, and thousands of furloughed federal workers returned to work across the country today after 16 days off the job due to the partial government shutdown. Among the sites reopening were Gettysburg National Park in Pennsylvania, and the U.S. Capitol visitors center. Hundreds of others across the country were ready to follow suit throughout today.


1andersonathan(687 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Yes wonderful almost another trillion in debt. And this will last 3 months before it happens again. And who was punished during this time? Veterans, tourist, private individuals owning property and businesses in our national parks.

Over 80% of the government was up and running the people who should have been sent packing on a one way trip are still in Washington.

And since we can get along on who should go how about everyone D's R's I's and just start over.

Obama Care from a business prospective is a total bust. Literally no one is signing up compared to the 7-8 million people needed to even begin calling this a maybe.

in 5 years all we have to show is a busted health care law, trillions in debt, jobs still flying out the door a deeper racial and political divide.

Benghazi fast and furious impeach and do it now.

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2JoeFromHubbard(1807 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Yes, and they'll get back pay for this extended vacation.

What a racket. Where do I sign up?

On second thought, I don't have the proper attitude to perpetrate and perpetuate these indiscretions against my fellow tax payers.

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3walter_sobchak(2721 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

BUT, our 16 days of national suffering are now behind us! Don't you think paying the furloughed workers is a small compensation for the gratitude that we now feel since the nightmare is now over!?!? Why, when I woke up this morning, the sun was brighter, my toast was perfect, my car got better mileage and the unicorn farts smelled heavenly!

I knew I should have gotten a job with ODOT!

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476Ytown(1367 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

Yep. Everybody back to work now, vacation is over....oh...except Congress. They'll need to take some time away from these exhausting budget negotiations. A little break from the drama then it will be time for the holidays, maybe the 1st of the year would be good to start negotiations. See you all at the next 11th hour!

Even though Americans didn't support the shut down, they oppose Obamacare and actually, this may be a good thing. It will give Americans time to see how Obamacare affects them before the next budget talks.

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5JoeFromHubbard(1807 comments)posted 2 years, 9 months ago

@ walter_sobchak:

Mea culpa, Mea culpa, Mea culpa,

I should not scorn those poor souls.

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