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(MSN)   Citing his authority in times of "national emergency or serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare," also known as his presidency, Trump cuts pay for government workers   ( msn.com) divider line
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2017-09-02 06:27:06 AM  
Because cutting every government workers pay will certainly make every federal worker personally indebted to Trump and they'll cover for him every chance they get.  JUST like it does in the private sector!

/sarcasm.

is trump mentally damaged or something?  its like he's an alien trying to impersonate a human being and failing badly.
 
2017-09-02 06:39:10 AM  

Weaver95: Because cutting every government workers pay will certainly make every federal worker personally indebted to Trump and they'll cover for him every chance they get.  JUST like it does in the private sector!

/sarcasm.

is trump mentally damaged or something?  its like he's an alien trying to impersonate a human being and failing badly.


Technically he isn't cutting their pay, he is cutting their pay raise. It's still not likely to win him friends. Those low level workers can do a million things to hamper your priorities in small ways.
 
2017-09-02 07:07:59 AM  
One of the reasons the Donald got elected, he taps into the collective hatred of the government.  Some lawn maintenance guy I was talking to remarked as a white pickup with a county decal on its door drove by:

Look there, that man is driving a nicer truck than mine.  That ain't right, the stuff the government gives itself with my taxes.

These people love Trump.
 
2017-09-02 07:17:42 AM  
In the letter, Trump cited his authority in times of "national emergency or serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare" to make adjustments to the 2018 pay schedule for federal employees

This is satire, right?

Right?

Yes?

Somebody?
 
2017-09-02 07:18:56 AM  

Weaver95: its like he's an alien trying to impersonate a human being and failing badly.


Malignant narcissistic personality disorder will do that to you.
 
2017-09-02 07:29:06 AM  
What "national emergency" or "serious economic conditions" is Trump referring to?
 
2017-09-02 07:33:11 AM  
Put them on commission.
 
2017-09-02 07:36:02 AM  

BalugaJoe: Put them on commission.


What commission could be remotely applicable for, say, a job where someone helps general officers decide how to spend the military's money on acquisition programs? Or helps people handle questions regarding their Medicare or Social Security benefits? Or helps clean up after disasters?
 
2017-09-02 07:37:51 AM  
At least Donnie is admitting that his Presidency is cause for alarm, and has put the nation at risk.

So, it's baby steps.
 
2017-09-02 07:38:30 AM  

NutWrench: What "national emergency" or "serious economic conditions" is Trump referring to?


His presidency is all I can think of.
 
2017-09-02 08:04:31 AM  
Oh FFS! These people already work like dogs for very low pay as it is--now they aren't deserving of a raise? While the economy is chugging along nicely? (Thanks Obama!) What a farking asshole.

I rarely wish for something horrible to happen to another person, but I can't lie...I would be hard pressed to feel genuinely sorrowful if something really and truly awful happened to him.
 
2017-09-02 08:17:25 AM  

Serious Black: What commission could be remotely applicable


I would say at least $150/hr because of all the shiat they deal with, but I know the corporate masters wouldn't go for that.
 
2017-09-02 08:18:52 AM  
Again, we're trusting someone to "run government like a business" who went bankrupt selling gambling, meat and liquor to New York and Philly.

Without Daddy's money Donald would be running the sleaziest "no credit, no problem" car lot in Newark.
 
2017-09-02 08:24:10 AM  
for context, huckabee sanders' comments yesterday regarding trump's tax policy: "i can't imagine why anybody wouldn't want to support helping more americans keep more of their hard-earned money"
 
2017-09-02 08:25:36 AM  
Awww... well, that does it. Now I'm really on the fence about sh*tting on his grave.

Don't worry, dickface. We'll keep working harder than you.
 
2017-09-02 08:29:40 AM  
Because cutting wages is the absolute BEST thing you can do to jumpstart the economy.

He's a fascist dictator. I wish everyone had seen the Trump TV segment on YouTube where Trump met with Christians while he declared a national day of prayer.

No mention of Muslins or Joos. Praise for our God on High Trump, though.
 
2017-09-02 08:29:56 AM  
Well, the morons of the GOP were calling for government to be run like a business. It's a stupid idea, but he's doing it.
 
2017-09-02 08:43:17 AM  
I see he's not taking away pay rises for the military---aka the only government employees who openly supported him, and the only ones who could realistically remove him by force if he stabs them in the back.
 
2017-09-02 08:43:46 AM  
What an asshole
 
2017-09-02 08:47:56 AM  

NutWrench: What "national emergency" or "serious economic conditions" is Trump referring to?


The horror of having had a black Democratic president and his environmental protection laws.
 
2017-09-02 08:49:26 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: Without Daddy's money Donald would be running the sleaziest "no credit, no problem" car lot in Newark.


First thing I thought of.  (NSFW)
Hysterically funny, obscene, 1960's local Car Lot Sales Pitch
Youtube wGLAQL8qI8E
 
2017-09-02 08:59:55 AM  

SpaceyCat: Serious Black: What commission could be remotely applicable

I would say at least $150/hr because of all the shiat they deal with, but I know the corporate masters wouldn't go for that.


Hah! If you want to triple my pay, I'm not really going to complain.
 
2017-09-02 09:03:26 AM  

MikeyFuccon: I see he's not taking away pay rises for the military---aka the only government employees who openly supported him, and the only ones who could realistically remove him by force if he stabs them in the back.


I won't identify my agency here; I'll say that almost everyone I encountered in my agency, up through at least the first line supervisors and some of the second line ones, downright despises the president for making us look like fools. Some of that may be our specific line of work for DOD, but I think there's more dissension and dissatisfaction among the troops than you suspect.
 
2017-09-02 09:35:13 AM  

NutWrench: What "national emergency" or "serious economic conditions" is Drumpf referring to?


You know, the one Trump brags about, with the stock market at record levels, and the jobs continuing years of unbroken growth.  The one where Janet Yellen has had to raise interest rates so things don't improve too fast.
 
2017-09-02 09:37:45 AM  

Serious Black: BalugaJoe: Put them on commission.

What commission could be remotely applicable for, say, a job where someone helps general officers decide how to spend the military's money on acquisition programs? Or helps people handle questions regarding their Medicare or Social Security benefits? Or helps clean up after disasters?


Hey...it works fine in countries like Zimbabwe, Syria, Bangladesh...all kinds of places do it "on commission!"

And it's only fair.  I mean procurement officers already know they get a pay hike going to work for contractors after approving their padded contact.

So why shouldn't the maintenance guy be able to charge you a cpl bucks for toilet paper in a federal building?

Or the judge ask for a few bucks 'tip' to help move your case to the top of a pile?

It's done wonders for the reputation of India's civil service (sic) certainly.
 
2017-09-02 09:48:54 AM  

NutWrench: What "national emergency" or "serious economic conditions" is Trump referring to?


Hasn't he been bragging about how great the economy is?
 
2017-09-02 09:49:43 AM  

ginandbacon: Oh FFS! These people already work like dogs for very low pay as it is--now they aren't deserving of a raise? While the economy is chugging along nicely? (Thanks Obama!) What a farking asshole.

I rarely wish for something horrible to happen to another person, but I can't lie...I would be hard pressed to feel genuinely sorrowful if something really and truly awful happened to him.


 I'm watching the president get ready to go to Texas this morning and I was thinking that it would be so terrible* if a bunch of Zika and West Nile virus infected mosquitoes bit him on his orange rind.

*not terrible at all
 
2017-09-02 09:51:51 AM  
I'll be certain to mention to the federal workers I interact with daily that Trump sucks.
 
2017-09-02 10:00:59 AM  

Weaver95: Because cutting every government workers pay will certainly make every federal worker personally indebted to Trump and they'll cover for him every chance they get.  JUST like it does in the private sector!

/sarcasm.

is trump mentally damaged or something?  its like he's an alien trying to impersonate a human being and failing badly.


Public servants will do their job professionally no matter what.  You will just lose them to the private sector and you will have more difficulty recruiting talent.  You will end up with force which is as bad as you would have the public believe it was in the first place.  This will allow further scape-goating of theses dedicated workers.
 
2017-09-02 11:09:16 AM  
...he says as he skips down to Mar-a-lago for another weekend.
 
2017-09-02 11:13:12 AM  

Jiro Dreams Of McRibs: Because cutting wages is the absolute BEST thing you can do to jumpstart the economy.

He's a fascist dictator. I wish everyone had seen the Trump TV segment on YouTube where Trump met with Christians while he declared a national day of prayer.

No mention of Muslins or Joos. Praise for our God on High Trump, though.


Yep, sure looks like we're watching a slow ascent of a self-styled dictator.
 
2017-09-02 11:17:51 AM  
I guess cutting on his golf trips just a bit is a ludicrous proposition.
 
2017-09-02 11:20:58 AM  

NutWrench: What "national emergency" or "serious economic conditions" is Trump referring to?


My guess that if pressed he'll somehow use Texas, oil production, and the debt ceiling.
All bullsh*t, relatively speaking.
 
2017-09-02 11:44:21 AM  
He's still going to keep siphoning federal money for Trump properties though.
 
2017-09-02 11:44:43 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: In the letter, Trump cited his authority in times of "national emergency or serious economic conditions affecting the general welfare" to make adjustments to the 2018 pay schedule for federal employees

This is satire, right?

Right?

Yes?

Somebody?


His "working vacations" every weekend won't pay for themselves.
 
2017-09-02 11:44:49 AM  
Just a miserable fat fark playing the same tired "I got mine, fark you" song of the GOP.
 
2017-09-02 11:45:00 AM  
That's so he can increase the pay to Black Water - Cruella deVille's brother's company.

Republicans love to pay people who kill brown people for them.
 
2017-09-02 11:46:31 AM  
FTFA: "Under the previous plan, workers were scheduled for a 1.9 percent bump. Trump will use his authority to lower that to 1.4 percent."

That .5 percent will easily pay for his blessed wall, amirite?
 
2017-09-02 11:47:03 AM  
Is there ANYONE left who thinks Trump is looking out for the average American?
 
2017-09-02 11:47:05 AM  
Its okay, they prayed on it
img.fark.net
 
2017-09-02 11:47:35 AM  

Weaver95: Because cutting every government workers pay will certainly make every federal worker personally indebted to Trump and they'll cover for him every chance they get.  JUST like it does in the private sector!

/sarcasm.

is trump mentally damaged or something?  its like he's an alien trying to impersonate a human being and failing badly.


You mean like this?img.fark.net
 
2017-09-02 11:48:39 AM  
Hopefully this pisses off the right person at the IRS and the Washington Post gets an anonymous package containing Trump's tax returns for the last 30 years.
 
2017-09-02 11:49:17 AM  

MikeyFuccon: I see he's not taking away pay rises for the military---aka the only government employees who openly supported him, and the only ones who could realistically remove him by force if he stabs them in the back.


As a dictator, taking away the military's pay is a bad idea. That's how you get coups.
 
2017-09-02 11:49:46 AM  

Weaver95: ...Is trump mentally damaged or something?  ....


Yes.
 
2017-09-02 11:50:12 AM  
There will be many sated leopards.
 
2017-09-02 11:53:03 AM  

NutWrench: What "national emergency" or "serious economic conditions" is Trump referring to?


~4% unemployment, stock market soaring, tech sector firing on all cylinders... This is the Obama economy.

Show me on the doll where Obama and all his successes touched you, D2S.
 
2017-09-02 11:53:32 AM  
Due to a co-worker's retirement at the end of this year, I will be doing the work of 4 people instead of 3. I don't get anything extra, it's just the right thing to do to accomplish the mission. Despite that, I love my job and those tiny raises help offset the rising cost of healthcare. But fark me right? I didn't take this job for the money, I took it for the stability and I am starting to worry about that a whole lot.
 
stk [TotalFark]
2017-09-02 11:53:48 AM  
Don't forget he's maintaining the pay increase for the military. I'm surprised he isn't pulling a Roman Imperial move and increasing their pay even more to buy their loyalty.
 
2017-09-02 11:54:31 AM  

Badmoodman: FTFA: "Under the previous plan, workers were scheduled for a 1.9 percent bump. Trump will use his authority to lower that to 1.4 percent."

That .5 percent will easily pay for his blessed wall, amirite?


Build the wall out of Hillary's emails; they're the only things no one can get over.

/love that joke
 
2017-09-02 11:54:58 AM  
Republicans always play this shell game where they make some insignificant cuts to groups they despise while funneling excess money to the ones they do like. As a result, they waste money and run us into deficits while pointing the finger at a toothless agency, say the NEA or PBS, and acting like they're the reason why the country is broke.

I doubt Republican government workers will give a shiat though, they're a bunch of gimps at heart who'll toady up to their masters for the illusion of getting table scraps from them.
 
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