Saturday, January 12, 2019

KY Repug Rep. to Federal Employees: Fuck Off and Die in the Gutter

Massie's a billionaire and a libertarian.  If a few thousand federal employees get thrown into the street in the middle of winter because of a missed check, he probably thinks they deserve it for failing to save a couple of million dollars out of their minimum wage income.

From the Courier:

But U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., was among the handful of House members who voted against guaranteeing those furloughed workers get paid.

The five other members of Kentucky's congressional delegation — Republicans James Comer, Brett Guthrie, Hal Rogers and Andy Barr and Democrat John Yarmuth — voted in favor of the legislation.

"I don’t believe anyone should be required to work without pay and I would have voted to pay all of those affected by this current shutdown," Massie said in an emailed statement to the Courier Journal.
Yeah, that's a lie.  Billionaire, libertarian, repug = motherfucking liar.  And of course he's cashing his own congressional paycheck.
In previous shutdowns, Congress has quickly approved legislation to provide back pay after the government reopened. 

But Massie said his objections to this bill were because it guarantees payment for employees affected by any future closures. He said that would "only make it easier for politicians to cause future shutdowns. This is irresponsible and I want to prevent future shutdowns from happening."

Those representing federal workers in the region took offense with Massie's vote, however.

"It is completely despicable that he would vote against that measure to grant back pay to the federal employees affected by the shutdown," said Victoria Martin, president of the American Federation of Government Employees Local 1438, which represents most of the roughly 1,700 U.S. Census Bureau workers in Jeffersonville, Indiana.

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