Why are government employees strapped for cash getting free food so easily while the poor and homeless have to fight for it?

Seriously these are people with savings accounts probably a 401 k or other retirement account and get a huge pension when they retire and they sit on their ass all day they have it easy enough so now they have a tough time and people come to their rescue? Yet people who want food stamps or welfare have to do a work activity to get either unless they are disabled how about these goverment employees be required to do a work activity if they want free stuff?

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  • Well, it is just that there are poor people who could work, but aren't. I mean no matter what some folks say, those folks are out there.

    Government employees are not lazy. They did not make bad choices. They played by the rules and are now out of work. Some have to work even when they are not getting paid. I donated to the gofundme.

    I hope more people do also.

    Though I have to admit, when it was evident that Trump was going to win, I would have found another job, then and there. He already said that perhaps a government shutdown was a good thing during his campaign. He made government workers out to be the "enemy". So there simply isn't any compassion for them now. I am not sure why you think they are getting food easily.

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    • Because someone is living in a box right now who isn't

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    • Again, try to find compassion for those people here at GaG. Try creating a poll about the homeless in America. I am betting you will find people with a negative view by at least 2 to 1. Americans in general do not care about the homeless, especially those at GaG.

  • ... What are you talking about? Do you not know how a 401K works? Do you not know how retirement accounts work? If you get money twenty years from now when you retire, how the hell does that help you NOW when you need to eat and pay your mortgage? Are you an idiot?

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    • You are an idiot moron you can take money out of your 401 k early or did you not know that jackass? My point is they are luckier than most Americans yet they cry like little babies that their lavish lifestyle is on hold for a short time meanwhile we got people living in boxes where is their food?

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    • @MrKinktastic I don't think they deserve it I am just saying the point of my post is that if someone needs food stamps and are starving they have to go through more BS to get it than you would imagine and have to go back 3 times and wait all day to see someone so they are discouraged but these goverment employees have a setback and they are given free food meanwhile some homeless and poor people are starving without help

    • Then yes I totally agree, its embarassing enough to have to go ask for help to feed your family without having to go back repeatedly and deal with someone who doesn't really know what they are doing. It would certainly piss me off if I was in their shoes too. I also think that more should be done to make sure no one is going without food who isn't choosing to, Ie having foodbanks and other centers (or better yet a more automated system that automatically refills your food card as long as you remain eligible) set up that are adequate for the amount of people who may need it.

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  • You can access your retirement fund unless you're retired first of all.. and where are you that makes homeless people do work acitivies for foodstamps? When I'm from if you put that you're homeless you get foodstamps and three months general relief almost instantly..

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    • My mom took out 20 grand 5 years straight before she retired so you are wrong about that. What do you mean where am I? It is federal law now that to get food stamps or welfare you have to do a work activity it is everywhere not just here.

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    • an hour ago though lol

    • Lol you don't know how 401k works apparently princess, you can borrow against it and withdraw it at any time If you're willing to pay the penalties.. please do some research.

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  • Well income mobility in the US is really high, but specifically to address your question, Congress gets to vote on their own pay so they get paid a lot.

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  • The poor and homeless are fighting for food? Can you elaborate on when and where that has happened?

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  • Actually most of them work long hours and live paycheck to paycheck and we also help homeless so I fail to see where you are coming from. Perhaps you are just here to try protect Trump by badmouthing government employees?

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    • This is not about Trump this is about a bunch of entitled people who got their jobs mostly through friends who sit on their ass all day at a desk or on a computer wasting time talking on the phone to their friends all day and do a horrible job at that how does this help Trump?

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    • I'm on the populist left, it turns out the majority of Americans, even Republicans want more left leaning policies. Every study shows this.

      Let's talk via pm so we don't blow up this thread.

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      Right, you want America first but fuck those who actually work for the government.. Good logic you have there. Also:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5as4eQCFi8

      Trump is responsible for the shutdown. The Democrats has tried many times to provide compromise or at least partially open the government so people get paid but Trump has refused and insisted on a wall. The compromise Trump has proposed is not only stupid and not nearly a balanced deal but also no one believes he would actually go through with it since he has made similar promises before and broken them.

  • People don't care about poor or homeless people. I have been there and help is absolutely minimum at best. There is little in the way of a safety net if you live in the US. Either make money or perish. This is how the government treats its poor citizens.

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    • And that needs to change

  • Because no one cares about poor and homeless people, in fact a lot of people actively hate them and believe they deserve to be that way.

    No one protests homelessness, just women not having their AC temperature the same as men's or some shit and privileged assholes fighting to ban women from having control over thier own reproductive rights.

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    • That is true and I will tell you I feel no empathy for illegals or refugees because they are not ours but for the homeless I feel so bad for them because they are Americans they deserve help and they are in a bad situation but they are left out like they are nothing

    • Illegal immigrants are a distraction. They get priority and hours of air time while homelessness is ignored.

    • Exactly idiots are online defending illegals they aren't even ours yet they feel bad for them meanwhie they walk by a homeless guy and laugh

  • That's how system works at present in USA government employees not getting paid they still have to pay bills. homless choose to be homeless because mainly they have addiction to drink or drugs. those who pay into system reap benefits. its do gooders who say system unfair and mostly do gooders are sad people with no life.

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    • They choose to be homeless? I hope you don't lose your job and end up that way and have to see it is not a choice.

  • Yeah that’s not how retirement savings plans work, you normally can’t access them until you know, you retire. So unless they had an unusual amount of savings the shutdown would be pretty rough for most families dependent on the income.

    Why turn on each other? It’s your government holding these peoples pay hostage for political gain.

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  • Yup true. Not just that. They also are getting back pay. So they aren’t losing money just not getting it right now

    But true. Everyone is all oh poor government employees. They are privileged workers from what I see

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  • That's apart of the amarican way. Government workers are just like any other American. Living paycheck to paycheck maybe putting a little away where they can.

    The free food comes from the people who appreciate the field they work. The kid playing with plane toys giving a pizza party to air traffic people as an adult is kinda cute. It doesn't solve the problem but can put a brave smile giving leftovers or going hungry for dinner to give more food to there child. Makes me smile at least.

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    • Better description "a tearful smile" for those people just after I hit submit.

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    • Pull the funding from struggling people vs anymore else. Should have ended with a question mark.

      Pull the funding from struggling people vs anymore else?

    • I also agree with that. But look upon the more progressive socialist democratics. Some of those ideas still need grinding for the best results. So right wing ideology can contribute to those ideas.

  • Because they are not working through no action of their own, because of circumstances outside of their control. Homeless people have the ability to work but a lot choose not to. Additionally there are many ways in which a homeless person can get food, via donations, food stamps, homeless shelters, my home town has a diner that is only open to homeless people called the lords diner where they can get breakfast and dinner and get free bread at any time.

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    • Additionally the dems voted against paying their people.. while the Republicans voted for lying them, literally only 6 Democrats voted to pay their people while it was unanimous for the republicans..

      The dems can end this when they choose, they just choose not to.

  • Because they have actual jobs. With that said, I grew up poor as fuck and have worked menial jobs for half of my life. I used to trade cash for food stamps to people outside of grocery stores. 2/1 ratio 20 bucks for 40 in stamps! That was killed by EBT. Then came ACA where clinics were overfilled. With that said, I don't feel much for shutdown affected workers. Retropay will be on the way, but most people I've seen on welfare are abusing the government far more than any previous shutdown.

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    • They don't abuse it, they exploit a system that exploits them. They barely live off that money. It is not like they are living even a fraction as these politicians.

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    • Oh. I didn't understand what you were saying.

      I tried to work but failed to work in a traditional environment because I have multiple mental and emotional disabilities.

    • @SirRexington And people like me make you sick? Oh, and were you actually knighted or was that you talking out of your ass again?

  • There will be a penalty if you take it out early. You can take a loan though. And I know plenty of people who sit on their asses an collect benefits. They keep popping out babies.

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  • If this shut-down doesn't end soon, the corrupt, faceless, bureaucrats who lord over us are gonna be struggling to pay for their second homes!!!

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  • Them Dems is Why No Lie. xxoo

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    • Regardless of why this happened the Dems could fix this anytime they want to but they won't do it they are more worried about hating on Trump than to help these employees

  • One reason is that they are functional tax paying workers who are caught up through no fault of their own in a political bun fight.

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  • I find it funny you said "want" instead of "need" food stamps or welfare. You answer that and you answer your question.

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  • Okay, first many of the government employees that have been furloughed have started working temp jobs to pay their bills, but some are being forced to work without pay, which means that they are "doing stuff" or rather going to work but will not see a paycheck from their job. These are the people who are hurting the most, say prison guards as an example, do you really just want them to open the prison doors because they can't pay the guards? No they must go to. work, and if you are working picking up. a second job isn't easy.

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  • Virtue signalling propaganda is exceptionally useful towards exploiting a partisan divide

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  • It is a bleeding joke. And theses so called good people that swap lives for a week what a joke of course anyone can live on £73 a week but try it for weeks and months then see how hard it is and what you have to do to get it. The whole frigging lot is a joke and the job centre should be called joke centre. If you on benefits or on this stupid Universal Credit you are not a person you are a number in the system and what gets me the most is nobody except charities give a shit about you when it should be the frigging government that should give a shit and help.

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  • Because they are pawns in the political game and it makes great theater.

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  • You're a fucking moron.

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  • Because they work

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  • We ALL fight for it.
    One way or another...

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  • You just sound bitter lol

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    • Bitter because I want to see the actual victims like the poor and homeless taken care of? These goverment employees do a shit job and get paid for it and they are in a jam so they play the victim like life is sooo hard

  • You're old enough to know by now life isn't always fair.

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    • Yea it isn't so if the people on the streets got it bad and don't get help why should overpaid goverment employees who are having a tough time?

    • To quote Stephen Colbert it's the poors fault they need to get a better lobby.

  • Cause they're essential to the country. While food stamp recipients are disposable and easily replaceable.

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  • It's because it's making the news and people can virtue signal.

    It's like if someone dies in a public way their family gets millions of dollars in donations but there's hundreds of times more families who lost a family member but not in a public way so they don't get any of that donations

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