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(Washington Post)   Washington DC yuppies don't understand why the rest of the country doesn't care that they might not be able to afford their $15 drinks, doggie day care, and weight loss panties if the sequester happens. Won't somebody think of the DC yuppies?   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 50
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2013-02-26 09:14:52 PM  
Wait, there are weight loss panties now?  Are you sure you're not thinking of Spanx, subby?  Because those won't make you lose weight, they'll just make you look like a toothpaste tube that somebody squeezed in the middle.
 
2013-02-26 09:41:35 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Wait, there are weight loss panties now?


Came to say this.
 
2013-02-26 09:43:40 PM  
Washington CD is 50% bla people compared to a national average of 13% and has a median income of $43k. I'm sure it's the bla people who bring it down.

DC is not the rich city people think it is because the Congress lives in their home districts.

Has a hell of a nice Chinatown.

Census report
 
2013-02-26 09:50:09 PM  
Yeah, screw all of those yuppies on nutritional and housing assistance.

Also:

A Google search for "doggie day care, Washington D.C." gives you as many results as a search for "day care, Washington, D.C."

You apparently don't know how Google works.
 
2013-02-26 09:53:21 PM  

Altair: God Is My Co-Pirate: Wait, there are weight loss panties now?

Came to say this.


Yes... until you take them off.

not that i would know...
 
2013-02-26 09:56:07 PM  
Apparently people don't realize that many of the people living in DC are 20 somethings that don't work on the hill having mommy and daddy paying for them to be there. Many people are working for non-profits are consulting firms that pay well, but not enough for them to have a large savings from.  The DC yuppies the headline mentions are all the super rich white folk that live in NW and are lawyers or big time defense contractors (though many of them live in VA) and won't lose their jobs anyway.

Also, what is wrong with wanting your pet to be properly exercised if you have a big project for a couple of weeks and need to stay late at the office? The view of people who live in the district by those who live far away is quite warped.

/former DC resident
 
2013-02-26 10:07:44 PM  
Where can a friend of mine buy these used weight loss panties? Just asking.
 
2013-02-26 10:09:41 PM  
And to add to the above, of course everyone knows that Washington, D.C., and its greater metro area, unlike anywhere else in the country, has a completely homogeneous population.  *Everyone* here works for the federal government and pulls down 6- or 7-figure salaries at a bare minimum.

Everyone here shops at the Tysons II Galleria, goes to Starbucks five times a day, and drives nothing lower than a Cadillac, Mercedes, Porsche, or Ferrari, and spends evenings counting the returns from their off-shore investments.

/sarcasm off
//idiots
 
2013-02-26 10:11:03 PM  

God Is My Co-Pirate: Wait, there are weight loss panties now?


Yep.  They work on the reverse wedgie principle.  You pull the undies up from the front and wrap the elastic band around the back of the head, thus covering the mouth so you can still emit your hot air but can't partake of food.

/ hear those with grumpy cat on the front are especially popular
 
2013-02-26 10:12:36 PM  

Stimied in a Rut: Apparently people don't realize that many of the people living in DC are 20 somethings that don't work on the hill having mommy and daddy paying for them to be there. Many people are working for non-profits are consulting firms that pay well, but not enough for them to have a large savings from.  The DC yuppies the headline mentions are all the super rich white folk that live in NW and are lawyers or big time defense contractors (though many of them live in VA) and won't lose their jobs anyway.


Yeah, I don't see any lobbyists applying for unemployment over this.
 
2013-02-26 10:14:45 PM  
D.C. is packed to overflowing with overpaid self-obsessed yuppies and redundant government contractors and no one gives a damn if they take a pay cut.

/former D.C. resident.
//couldn't wait to leave.
 
2013-02-26 10:14:48 PM  
The areas they pointed out are in Virginia and Maryland and are among the richest counties in America due to gov't workers and contractors living there.

Seven of the top 15 counties are suburbs of Washington, where the federal government and its army of contractors have been on a gargantuan spending binge ever since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Let that sink in. The richest areas in America are rich due to the gov't.
 
2013-02-26 10:18:09 PM  

Mrbogey: The areas they pointed out are in Virginia and Maryland and are among the richest counties in America due to gov't workers and contractors living there.

Seven of the top 15 counties are suburbs of Washington, where the federal government and its army of contractors have been on a gargantuan spending binge ever since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Let that sink in. The richest areas in America are rich due to the gov't.


Why do you want the terrorists to win?
 
2013-02-26 10:26:21 PM  

cretinbob: DC is not the rich city people think it is because the Congress lives in their home districts.


DC isn't rich because the rich white people don't want to live with the blahs.  The suburbs are rich.  4 out of the 5 richest counties and 7 out of the 10 richest countries are in the DC metro area.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-income_counties_in_the_ Un ited_States
 
2013-02-26 10:32:00 PM  
shiat, do people still call people "yuppies" these days? I thought they were just called "regular people" now?
 
2013-02-26 10:33:05 PM  

12349876: cretinbob: DC is not the rich city people think it is because the Congress lives in their home districts.

DC isn't rich because the rich white people don't want to live with the blahs.  The suburbs are rich.  4 out of the 5 richest counties and 7 out of the 10 richest countries are in the DC metro area.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-income_counties_in_the_ Un ited_States


rich white people don't want to live in poor, crime ridden areas. Just happens that those areas are largely blah.
 
2013-02-26 10:33:26 PM  

Mrbogey: The areas they pointed out are in Virginia and Maryland and are among the richest counties in America due to gov't workers and contractors living there.

Seven of the top 15 counties are suburbs of Washington, where the federal government and its army of contractors have been on a gargantuan spending binge ever since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Let that sink in. The richest areas in America are rich due to the gov't.


DC metro area is also the most educated in the country.
 
2013-02-26 10:33:52 PM  

skullkrusher: 12349876: cretinbob: DC is not the rich city people think it is because the Congress lives in their home districts.

DC isn't rich because the rich white people don't want to live with the blahs.  The suburbs are rich.  4 out of the 5 richest counties and 7 out of the 10 richest countries are in the DC metro area.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_highest-income_counties_in_the_ Un ited_States

rich white people don't want to live in poor, crime ridden areas. Just happens that those areas are largely blah.


In most major cities I should say, not without exception of course
 
2013-02-26 10:35:25 PM  
My GF is a DC area government worker. Since she's in a trainee position, she makes around $35k. They're planning on asking her to take a 20% pay cut. They're also going to ask her to not come in one day a week, but there's no way she can do that and finish her program on time. She'll have to hide the fact that she's working unreported hours. fark anyone who thinks that's not gonna hurt.

Thankfully, she'll finish training soon and leave the government because they can't offer her a job and, even if they did, they can't guarantee this bullshiat won't keep happening. Thanks for the money for grad school and training, taxpayers, sucks you didn't get a qualified employee out of it like you planned. Call your congressmen.
 
2013-02-26 10:40:56 PM  

soccerguy315: Mrbogey: The areas they pointed out are in Virginia and Maryland and are among the richest counties in America due to gov't workers and contractors living there.

Seven of the top 15 counties are suburbs of Washington, where the federal government and its army of contractors have been on a gargantuan spending binge ever since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Let that sink in. The richest areas in America are rich due to the gov't.

DC metro area is also the most educated in the country.


imgs.xkcd.com
 
2013-02-26 10:41:44 PM  

soccerguy315: Mrbogey: The areas they pointed out are in Virginia and Maryland and are among the richest counties in America due to gov't workers and contractors living there.

Seven of the top 15 counties are suburbs of Washington, where the federal government and its army of contractors have been on a gargantuan spending binge ever since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Let that sink in. The richest areas in America are rich due to the gov't.

DC metro area is also the most educated in the country.



By "educated", do you mean rich folk that purchased degrees from Ivy League colleges, or peeps that went to school and actually learned something?
 
2013-02-26 10:43:53 PM  

soccerguy315: DC metro area is also the most educated in the country.


In addition to the other replies, are these natives getting a good education, or are these just transplants who were already well educated?
 
2013-02-26 10:47:08 PM  
In June I moved to DC after getting my Masters in Psychology because I'm legally blind and can't drive - the metro and public transport is one of the best in the country.

After my temp summer job, I haven't been able to work. And it's incredibly hard here in DC due to the high cost of living.

I also see a ton of low income people, and a hell of a lot of immigrants.

So yeah, screw all that "hurr everyone is a yuppie and DC people are trust fund babies" BS.

/CSB
 
2013-02-26 10:51:03 PM  
As a former federal employee who was thrown off the fiscal cliff, and took a 25% paycut when landing on my feet: QQ moar, assholes.  This is the same bullshiat that we hear every time.  No, food stamps are not actually going to be cut, nor are teachers, nor road maintenance, nor anything the government does that's actually useful.  It is a scare tactic.  When the sequester happens, all it means is that the government is going to have to separate its expensive into "essentials" and "nice to have but not really necessary."  The second category is the one that's going away.  (e.g. F-35's that can't fly, DHS mandarins writing reports on non-existent threats, TSA dullards that haven't caught a single terrorist in ever but full body image and/or grope everyone getting on an airplane.)  Sorry, but when outlays exceed receipts, choices have to be made.

You know, like what the rest of us have to do nowadays.

/And no, don't give me that "b-b-b-but the government is not like people because it can print its own money" dogshiat.  A government with a fiat currency can devalue the worth of its fiat, particularly when the government continually over-promises and under-delivers.
 
2013-02-26 10:55:18 PM  

thurstonxhowell: Call your congressmen


100+ of us wrote our congressman (Lynn Farking Westmoreland), letting him now how catastrophic losing a month's pay could be.  We all got the canned "must cut spending blah blah blah" response.  We are circling our wagons and looking at every luxury, be it lunch out of the office or renting DVDs or buying a sandwich instead of packing a lunch or buying Girl Scout Cookies, any minor expense, that we can cut.  We expect no consideration.  In the DoD budget, paying contractors to build shiat we dont want or need is more important than keeping the civilian wheels rolling that support the flesh and blood troops.
 
2013-02-26 11:02:28 PM  

Mrbogey: The areas they pointed out are in Virginia and Maryland and are among the richest counties in America due to gov't workers and contractorslawyers and lobbyists living there.


Fixed that for you.
 
2013-02-26 11:12:48 PM  
I always considered DC is to a poor area, if this only affected the rich yuppie douches I wouldn't care, but I have no desire to see people that are already struggling have to struggle even more due to partisan politics.
 
2013-02-26 11:16:27 PM  

freetomato: thurstonxhowell: Call your congressmen

100+ of us wrote our congressman (Lynn Farking Westmoreland), letting him now how catastrophic losing a month's pay could be.  We all got the canned "must cut spending blah blah blah" response.  We are circling our wagons and looking at every luxury, be it lunch out of the office or renting DVDs or buying a sandwich instead of packing a lunch or buying Girl Scout Cookies, any minor expense, that we can cut.  We expect no consideration.  In the DoD budget, paying contractors to build shiat we dont want or need is more important than keeping the civilian wheels rolling that support the flesh and blood troops.


I'm going to write my congressman this week, and send him a picture of my 5 kids.. I intend to ask him which one I should stop feeding when the 20% pay cuts kick in.  I'm the sole bread winner in the family, and we can't afford this.
 
2013-02-26 11:16:42 PM  
Weight loss panties?
 
2013-02-26 11:19:44 PM  
What the farking fark?  the first couple posts in this thread are hyperlinks to advertisements.  So are the links on the politics page, but nowhere else on Fark.   Is this happening for anyone else or is it my computer?
 
2013-02-26 11:22:19 PM  

Girion47: What the farking fark?  the first couple posts in this thread are hyperlinks to advertisements.  So are the links on the politics page, but nowhere else on Fark.   Is this happening for anyone else or is it my computer?


None of that here.  Im using Firefox 19 on OSX 10.8.2
 
2013-02-26 11:25:24 PM  

Uncivil Engineer: Girion47: What the farking fark?  the first couple posts in this thread are hyperlinks to advertisements.  So are the links on the politics page, but nowhere else on Fark.   Is this happening for anyone else or is it my computer?

None of that here.  Im using Firefox 19 on OSX 10.8.2


I blocked the script for akamaihd.net and the problem went away.

I'm using Chrome with Notscript and Adblock+
 
2013-02-26 11:26:24 PM  

Uncivil Engineer: freetomato: thurstonxhowell: Call your congressmen

100+ of us wrote our congressman (Lynn Farking Westmoreland), letting him now how catastrophic losing a month's pay could be.  We all got the canned "must cut spending blah blah blah" response.  We are circling our wagons and looking at every luxury, be it lunch out of the office or renting DVDs or buying a sandwich instead of packing a lunch or buying Girl Scout Cookies, any minor expense, that we can cut.  We expect no consideration.  In the DoD budget, paying contractors to build shiat we dont want or need is more important than keeping the civilian wheels rolling that support the flesh and blood troops.

I'm going to write my congressman this week, and send him a picture of my 5 kids.. I intend to ask him which one I should stop feeding when the 20% pay cuts kick in.  I'm the sole bread winner in the family, and we can't afford this.


I expect you will get the same canned response I got.  If I could go back and re-write it, my letter might stress that there is a vote behind the message.  Of course, I'm sure his team keeps track of who donates to his re-election campaign, and I did not. He's a yellow ribbon, stars and bars wearing jerk who thinks supporting the troops = supporting defense contracters.

At this point, I feel like it's about punishing citizens  for allowing Obama to be re-elected.  It just seems spiteful.

The next three or four months will be interesting.  For what it is worth, I'll be sending good juju your way to make it through.
 
2013-02-26 11:59:08 PM  

12349876: soccerguy315: DC metro area is also the most educated in the country.

In addition to the other replies, are these natives getting a good education, or are these just transplants who were already well educated?


Both. The Maryland and VA suburbs are known to have the best schools in the country.  MD as a state has been #1, five years running.
 
2013-02-27 12:02:56 AM  
 
2013-02-27 12:34:32 AM  

freetomato: Uncivil Engineer: freetomato: thurstonxhowell: Call your congressmen

100+ of us wrote our congressman (Lynn Farking Westmoreland), letting him now how catastrophic losing a month's pay could be.  We all got the canned "must cut spending blah blah blah" response.  We are circling our wagons and looking at every luxury, be it lunch out of the office or renting DVDs or buying a sandwich instead of packing a lunch or buying Girl Scout Cookies, any minor expense, that we can cut.  We expect no consideration.  In the DoD budget, paying contractors to build shiat we dont want or need is more important than keeping the civilian wheels rolling that support the flesh and blood troops.

I'm going to write my congressman this week, and send him a picture of my 5 kids.. I intend to ask him which one I should stop feeding when the 20% pay cuts kick in.  I'm the sole bread winner in the family, and we can't afford this.

I expect you will get the same canned response I got.  If I could go back and re-write it, my letter might stress that there is a vote behind the message.  Of course, I'm sure his team keeps track of who donates to his re-election campaign, and I did not. He's a yellow ribbon, stars and bars wearing jerk who thinks supporting the troops = supporting defense contracters.

At this point, I feel like it's about punishing citizens  for allowing Obama to be re-elected.  It just seems spiteful.

The next three or four months will be interesting.  For what it is worth, I'll be sending good juju your way to make it through.


Paycuts of that magnitude are horrible. I know. Tomorrow, call your mortgage lenders, call your insurance agents, call your credit card companies, tell them what you anticipate and ask them to help. Tomorrow, cancel your cable, cancel your gym membership, cancel your vacation reservations, and tell your kids money is going to be tight for a while. Do these things now, save as much money as you can now, because there's no telling how long this will last or what crazy crap is coming down the pipe next. Best of luck.
 
2013-02-27 02:03:16 AM  

cretinbob: Washington CD is 50% bla people compared to a national average of 13% and has a median income of $43k. I'm sure it's the bla people who bring it down.

DC is not the rich city people think it is because the Congress lives in their home districts.


Yeah. The rich folks in DC don't want to mix with the commoners. They move out to the 'burbs.
 
2013-02-27 02:18:15 AM  

Stimied in a Rut: Apparently people don't realize that many of the people living in DC are 20 somethings that don't work on the hill having mommy and daddy paying for them to be there. Many people are working for non-profits are consulting firms that pay well, but not enough for them to have a large savings from.  The DC yuppies the headline mentions are all the super rich white folk that live in NW and are lawyers or big time defense contractors (though many of them live in VA) and won't lose their jobs anyway.

Also, what is wrong with wanting your pet to be properly exercised if you have a big project for a couple of weeks and need to stay late at the office? The view of people who live in the district by those who live far away is quite warped.

/former DC resident


When it comes to DC, real estate is so stupidly expensive that you literally couldn't pay me to live there.  I live 100 miles north and pay half as much for housing as people in/around DC do.  If I were going to live somewhere expensive, it would be Manhattan, not the mosquito swamp.
 
2013-02-27 02:18:46 AM  

Notabunny: freetomato: Uncivil Engineer: freetomato: thurstonxhowell: Call your congressmen

100+ of us wrote our congressman (Lynn Farking Westmoreland), letting him now how catastrophic losing a month's pay could be.  We all got the canned "must cut spending blah blah blah" response.  We are circling our wagons and looking at every luxury, be it lunch out of the office or renting DVDs or buying a sandwich instead of packing a lunch or buying Girl Scout Cookies, any minor expense, that we can cut.  We expect no consideration.  In the DoD budget, paying contractors to build shiat we dont want or need is more important than keeping the civilian wheels rolling that support the flesh and blood troops.

I'm going to write my congressman this week, and send him a picture of my 5 kids.. I intend to ask him which one I should stop feeding when the 20% pay cuts kick in.  I'm the sole bread winner in the family, and we can't afford this.

I expect you will get the same canned response I got.  If I could go back and re-write it, my letter might stress that there is a vote behind the message.  Of course, I'm sure his team keeps track of who donates to his re-election campaign, and I did not. He's a yellow ribbon, stars and bars wearing jerk who thinks supporting the troops = supporting defense contracters.

At this point, I feel like it's about punishing citizens  for allowing Obama to be re-elected.  It just seems spiteful.

The next three or four months will be interesting.  For what it is worth, I'll be sending good juju your way to make it through.

Paycuts of that magnitude are horrible. I know. Tomorrow, call your mortgage lenders, call your insurance agents, call your credit card companies, tell them what you anticipate and ask them to help. Tomorrow, cancel your cable, cancel your gym membership, cancel your vacation reservations, and tell your kids money is going to be tight for a while. Do these things now, save as much money as you can now, because there's no telling how long this will last or what crazy crap is coming down the pipe next. Best of luck.


Get together with your coworkers, too. Start talking about pooling resources. Carpooling, trading things and work among yourselves, that sort of thing. Any decently large group of people have skills they can trade or extra items they don't need but someone else might.
 
2013-02-27 02:43:17 AM  
As a current DC resident, Im not excited about what may happen. None of it will directly effect me, but it's going to rock the area when you suddenly have a huge unemployment spike.
 
2013-02-27 03:53:39 AM  

INeedAName: As a current DC resident, Im not excited about what may happen. None of it will directly effect me, but it's going to rock the area when you suddenly have a huge unemployment spike.


At least maybe the beltway traffic will be better?

My wife just got a killer job managing one of the hottest restaurants in the city.  We found a great apartment in Takoma Park, and I get to work part time and finish my degree while she supports me.  So I'm really getting a kick out of subby's headline.
 
2013-02-27 05:44:28 AM  

A Dark Evil Omen: Get together with your coworkers, too. Start talking about pooling resources. Carpooling, trading things and work among yourselves, that sort of thing. Any decently large group of people have skills they can trade or extra items they don't need but someone else might.


HeyHeyHey now! That's Socialism talk!
 
2013-02-27 07:26:53 AM  
DC isn't really the right place to showcase problems with sequster if youw ant people concerned.

Not saying it is right, but most peopel aren't going to look past the (what they view as) overpaid lazy govt workers.
 
2013-02-27 07:46:56 AM  

Mrbogey: The areas they pointed out are in Virginia and Maryland and are among the richest counties in America due to gov't workers and contractors living there.

Seven of the top 15 counties are suburbs of Washington, where the federal government and its army of contractors have been on a gargantuan spending binge ever since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Let that sink in. The richest areas in America are rich due to the gov't.


Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait.  You're telling me that the government can create jobs?
 
2013-02-27 10:03:14 AM  
Even though I'd make a whole lot more money working at the Pentagon, I'm glad that I don't have to worry about douchebags from states I've never been to playing politics with my job, standard of living, or retirement savings.
 
2013-02-27 01:16:58 PM  

A Dark Evil Omen: Notabunny: freetomato: Uncivil Engineer: freetomato: thurstonxhowell: Call your congressmen

100+ of us wrote our congressman (Lynn Farking Westmoreland), letting him now how catastrophic losing a month's pay could be.  We all got the canned "must cut spending blah blah blah" response.  We are circling our wagons and looking at every luxury, be it lunch out of the office or renting DVDs or buying a sandwich instead of packing a lunch or buying Girl Scout Cookies, any minor expense, that we can cut.  We expect no consideration.  In the DoD budget, paying contractors to build shiat we dont want or need is more important than keeping the civilian wheels rolling that support the flesh and blood troops.

I'm going to write my congressman this week, and send him a picture of my 5 kids.. I intend to ask him which one I should stop feeding when the 20% pay cuts kick in.  I'm the sole bread winner in the family, and we can't afford this.

I expect you will get the same canned response I got.  If I could go back and re-write it, my letter might stress that there is a vote behind the message.  Of course, I'm sure his team keeps track of who donates to his re-election campaign, and I did not. He's a yellow ribbon, stars and bars wearing jerk who thinks supporting the troops = supporting defense contracters.

At this point, I feel like it's about punishing citizens  for allowing Obama to be re-elected.  It just seems spiteful.

The next three or four months will be interesting.  For what it is worth, I'll be sending good juju your way to make it through.

Paycuts of that magnitude are horrible. I know. Tomorrow, call your mortgage lenders, call your insurance agents, call your credit card companies, tell them what you anticipate and ask them to help. Tomorrow, cancel your cable, cancel your gym membership, cancel your vacation reservations, and tell your kids money is going to be tight for a while. Do these things now, save as much money as you can now, because there's no tellin ...


I'm just going to point out that this, right here, is why the sequester will hurt the economy.  Not because of the direct drop in government spending but in the TREMENDOUS aggregate impact of all of US having to cut our spending by more than a commensurate amount.  10% across the board spending cuts for the government translates to 20-25% cuts in spending for a significant percentage of American consumers.  Which will increase unemployment.

Which is the plan.

"U3 is getting better!"
"Yeah, but U6 is still terrible!"
"But we've never used U6 before... hey, America, don't listen to this asshole... U3 is down, things are looking up."

SEQUESTER!

"Ok ok.  U3 is getting worse now."

GOP: "VICTORY!"
 
2013-02-27 03:10:46 PM  

cretinbob: Washington CD is 50% bla people compared to a national average of 13% and has a median income of $43k. I'm sure it's the bla people who bring it down.

DC is not the rich city people think it is because the Congress lives in their home districts.

Has a hell of a nice Chinatown.

Census report


Dc is rich as fark.  For being such a small city, the prices and salaries. are so over inflated it is actually quite ridiculous
 
m00
2013-02-28 03:56:32 AM  

Uncivil Engineer: I'm going to write my congressman this week, and send him a picture of my 5 kids.. I intend to ask him which one I should stop feeding when the 20% pay cuts kick in. I'm the sole bread winner in the family, and we can't afford this.


I have a modest proposal for you.
 
m00
2013-02-28 03:59:07 AM  

IlGreven: Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait. You're telling me that the government can create jobs?


The issue has never been that the government can't create jobs. It's that the government can't create net jobs. Because the money used to pay the salaries have to come from somewhere.
 
2013-03-01 07:01:13 PM  

Uncivil Engineer: freetomato: thurstonxhowell: Call your congressmen

100+ of us wrote our congressman (Lynn Farking Westmoreland), letting him now how catastrophic losing a month's pay could be.  We all got the canned "must cut spending blah blah blah" response.  We are circling our wagons and looking at every luxury, be it lunch out of the office or renting DVDs or buying a sandwich instead of packing a lunch or buying Girl Scout Cookies, any minor expense, that we can cut.  We expect no consideration.  In the DoD budget, paying contractors to build shiat we dont want or need is more important than keeping the civilian wheels rolling that support the flesh and blood troops.

I'm going to write my congressman this week, and send him a picture of my 5 kids.. I intend to ask him which one I should stop feeding when the 20% pay cuts kick in.  I'm the sole bread winner in the family, and we can't afford this.


You should absolutely do this.
 
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