Make the People suffer Day 5 — Deranged Dems condemn House bill granting backpay for fuloughed Fed workers [Darleen Click]
The Republican-led House passed a bill Saturday to give thousands of furloughed federal workers back pay when the government reopens, but Democrats promptly characterized it as a signal the GOP doesn’t want the partial shutdown to end.
“Now we’re saying to federal employees: We’re going to pay you when this is all over with,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, said minutes after the 407-to-0 House vote. “But right now, you just stay home … watch TV, play chess, whatever you’re going to do, because we won’t let you work.”
Leave aside that such retroactive pay has been SOP in past
shutdowns slimdowns, but I thought allowing people to pursue what they wanted to do as long as the Government picks up the bill was straight out of the Obama/Reid/Pelosi playbook.
We see it as an entrepreneurial bill,” Pelosi said, “a bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspirations because you will have health care.