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#2896813 - 01/11/19 12:42 PM Re: Fixing Government Services [Re: BillyOcean]
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Registered: 01/22/16
Posts: 13519
Originally Posted By: BillyOcean
How about:

Tax capital gains as ordinary income

Fire 20% of clerks in every govt agency

End all foreign wars

Topless beaches

You should go back to ignoring politics again.
Bock you

#2896919 - 01/11/19 05:48 PM Re: Fixing Government Services [Re: trevorbc]
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Michael Peterson status

Registered: 05/21/02
Posts: 3362
Loc: Santucky, Ca
Originally Posted By: trevorbc
I'm also trying to dispel old myths. Like government workers have such amazing retirement packages (not true anymore at least for fed employees), promotion isn't based on merit, they can't get fired, and on and on. Those are all the things right wing media tells you to create an enemy. They are trying to divert your attention from what the real cost drivers of our debt are.

Yep, there's a difference in Fed vs local government. I think most of the ridiculous retirement scams were going on at the state level.

For feds, their advancement is based on step increases, there are also COLA (cost of living) increases, but don't think they're guaranteed.


Within-grade step increases are based on an acceptable level of performance and longevity (waiting periods of 1 year at steps 1-3, 2 years at steps 4-6, and 3 years at steps 7-9). It normally takes 18 years to advance from step 1 to step 10 within a single GS grade if an employee remains in that single grade.

Note, pay varies by one's location as well:

#2897068 - 01/11/19 11:10 PM Re: Fixing Government Services [Re: trevorbc]
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Registered: 01/07/05
Posts: 3126
Loc: Landlocked in Huskyville!
yourmomworkedforastate...theydontgettaxedfor socialsecurity andshechoseher fate.
mtspacebarisfuctandsospeed read.
BTW In my experience thestatepensionsaremuchbetterthan fed.
Politicians are like diapers, you must frequently change them... and usually for the same reason!

#2897071 - 01/11/19 11:20 PM Re: Fixing Government Services [Re: afoaf]
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Registered: 01/24/11
Posts: 26763
Loc: Vagina Point
Yay for state pensions!

And thank you taxpayers of california@
It's like having sex with a prostitute who doesn't charge you no money.

#2897131 - 01/12/19 07:19 AM Re: Fixing Government Services [Re: afoaf]
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Registered: 01/21/14
Posts: 17257
Loc: West of the Atlantic. East of...
This is a bad day for the news media. Lets not kid ourselves, Toobin said on CNN. The larger message that a lot of people are going to take from this story is that the news media are a bunch of leftist liars who are dying to get the president, and theyre willing to lie to do it.

#2897138 - 01/12/19 07:59 AM Re: Fixing Government Services [Re: GromsDad]
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Registered: 12/17/08
Posts: 54275
Loc: HB, CA

Its natural and beautiful!
No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session

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