Tag: shutdown

Still reeling from the Tea Party’s party

Still reeling from the Tea Party’s party

| November 9, 2013

My barber shook his head as I sat down in his chair. He was deeply disturbed by the Tea Party shutdown of the government. Despite the fact that it was over, he was still unsettled. He told me about two tenants of a house that he owns who both work for the federal government.

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Republican antics discourage talented workers

Republican antics discourage talented workers

| October 23, 2013

By Bill Fletcher, Jr. NNPA Columnist I keep hoping that I can stop writing about the federal government shutdown/lockout. Hopefully, when you read this, it will all be over. But even when it’s over, it won’t be over. Case in point: I have a friend who works for the federal government. What she and many […]

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NAACP president weighs in on the shutdown’s consequences

NAACP president weighs in on the shutdown’s consequences

| October 15, 2013

By Benjamin Todd Jealous The federal government shutdown is approaching three weeks. At the time of this writing, the shutdown has already furloughed hundreds of thousands of federal workers, frozen social programs for low and moderate-income communities, and significantly slowed down economic growth. The great irony of this temper tantrum over federal health care reform is that it has […]

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