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Stimulus check: $1,400 for you,
$1,400 a week for federal employees

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Posted By: Ribicon, 2/25/2021 7:58:40 PM

President Joe Biden’s coronavirus stimulus package outlines a one-time $1,400 check to families financially affected by the virus. Yet the fine print in the House stimulus bill sneaks in this fascinating nugget: If you’re a federal employee, you can receive $1,400 a week in paid time off for 15 weeks if you decide to stay at home and virtually school your child. As first reported by Forbes, the carve-out is included in the bill’s $570 million “Emergency Federal Employee Leave fund,” which is exclusively reserved for federal employees.(Snip) Meanwhile, millions of families are trying to balance work with virtual learning and child care


Nice work if you can get it, suckers. Good thing these are kinder and gentler days; in less enlightened times and places, criminals who pulled such stunts would be swinging from the proverbial lampposts right about now.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sanchin 2/25/2021 8:08:15 PM (No. 708357)
Now that we are 3rd world country by most standards the natural next step is to pilliage for everything it has. The problem is most of us are not in the inner circles that get first dibs on the loot.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: HoneymoonGal 2/25/2021 8:20:58 PM (No. 708368)
I still haven't gotten the last one. It took months before I got the first one. This is because some illegal uses my SSN and I am unable to file electronically because of that. Every year I have to send in an affidavit that I am who I say I am. This has been going on for over 10 years and the IRS is aware. They just don't do anything about it.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: bogeegolf 2/25/2021 8:53:38 PM (No. 708392)
Government employees should get zip. None of them have gone without a paycheck. I haven’t got my 1400 yet either. I haven’t worked steadily in four months because there are a lot of people that are too afraid of the vid to invite you into their homes. I have plenty of outside work when the ground thaws.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: phosita 2/25/2021 10:38:24 PM (No. 708462)
FTA: “caring for a son or daughter” Anyone else see how this runs afoul of the current leftist group think?
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Reply 5 - Posted by: dst4life 2/25/2021 10:42:19 PM (No. 708469)
#2, have you contacted your congressman? Of course, if they are a Democrat, they might not care. Many years ago, the military messed up my USGI benefits. I tried to work with the bureaucracy with no luck. My congressman straightened out the issue in about two weeks.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: Omen55 2/25/2021 11:02:29 PM (No. 708491)
You don't need a consultant to tell the GOP how to make this painful for dem.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 2/25/2021 11:21:13 PM (No. 708508)
Hey we are tossing you some crumbs, what are you complaining about ? /s
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Reply 8 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 2/26/2021 12:53:57 AM (No. 708555)
Apologies for a second post. How many months ago did President Trump say he wanted to give US $2000 ? Then Nancy said "After the election" Still waiting. Sen Rick Scott was right at the time No bill No check for Congress.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2 2/26/2021 1:10:32 AM (No. 708566)
What a gift to fed workers. They make more money than some people in private enterprise, yet they're going to get a windfall? What about the regular person who has to quit work to help their kids in that nefarious and worthless zoom education? They get to eat cake?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: Highlander 2/26/2021 1:26:36 AM (No. 708583)
I’m suspicious there’ll be a string tied to my check.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: J. Arthur Brown 2/26/2021 2:05:04 AM (No. 708597)
In addition, a good many Federal employees "worked from home" for much of last year.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: TCloud 2/26/2021 7:33:16 AM (No. 708705)
Has been said before that when Socialists are in charge, only Socialists will have jobs!
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Reply 13 - Posted by: hoosierblue 2/26/2021 7:34:22 AM (No. 708708)
Maybe burning down the capital isn't such a bad idea if this is all that can come out of DC.
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