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Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 03/ 1/2011

Federal workers on possible government shutdown (Video)

By Ed O'Keefe

In the video above (or viewable here), federal employees and contractors at L'Enfant Plaza and Federal Triangle express their opinions and perspectives on the potential government shutdown. (Video by The Washington Post's Tucker Walsh.)

RELATED: Federal Eye government shutdown coverage

By Ed O'Keefe  | March 1, 2011; 10:42 AM ET
Categories:  Government Shutdown, Video Report  
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Comments

Seems reasonable that they would be upset at the idea of not having work come next Monday

I find it a bit pathetic to see so many Republicans PRAYING for the shutdown not having a CLUE how many people will be out of work NOR understanding how much will be lost financially by the shut down

Then again, they dont care. This shutdown is 'cool' to them so it MUST happen!

Posted by: Bious | March 1, 2011 12:37 PM | Report abuse

I always have to laugh at the overpaid 'crats worried that they'll die if they miss a day's pay. Ever heard of a savings account? Any of them? Nope, gotta keep up those McMansions.

Posted by: getjiggly1 | March 1, 2011 1:32 PM | Report abuse

I think it's unlikely that we will see a shut down next week. If we were to shut down, unlike in shutdowns of the past, I don't think it's likely that Federal employees will get retroactive pay for furlough days on the theory that they were not responsible for the shutdown. There are too many right-leaning politicians promoting cost-saving furloughs. They would just see it as an opportunity. That is definitely in issue for CR and debt ceiling disputes that follow. I think most people have a little money in the till for that kind of eventuality, but it can't go on too long.

P.S. I see getjiggly1 is being productive as ever.

Posted by: finserra | March 1, 2011 5:19 PM | Report abuse

Furlough would be a great idea. If they're not working at work, they might as well be not working at home.

Posted by: getjiggly1 | March 2, 2011 12:13 PM | Report abuse

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