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NASA interns evicted as shutdown takes effect

Original post made on Oct 2, 2013

It's one thing to be out of work during the federal shutdown, but it's another to get evicted when you're far from home. That's the situation NASA Ames interns found themselves in when many federal government operations ground to a halt at midnight Monday after Congress failed to pass a budget in the culmination of a bitter battle over the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

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Posted by Angry Voter
a resident of Shoreline West
on Oct 2, 2013 at 5:10 pm

Eshoo's getting paid while these guys suffer. Least she could do would be donate to a charity willing to help these poor guys, or the group running the cancelled blood drive.

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Posted by incognito
a resident of Waverly Park
on Oct 3, 2013 at 2:57 pm

Anna Eshoo's staff is drawing pay but my NASA contractor spouse is using up sick days. WTF?

The thing about this shutdown is you can't cherry-pick what's important and what's not. Clinical trials, weddings at Yosemite, and NASA interns are not important but the Army-Navy football game and congressional offices are?

If you want a government shutdown, tea partiers, then shut the whole damn thing down.

Have a business trip or vacation planned? Sorry, the flight controllers are at home watching tv. Airports are closed and all domestic and international travel to the US has been cancelled.

Waiting for an important letter or package? Sorry, the post office is closed.

Wondering what the weather will be this weekend? Sorry, the national weather service is down, you'll have to look outside.

Secret Service is at home, so Obama is holed up in the White House, cooking dinner and washing clothes for the family.

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Posted by Really?
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 3, 2013 at 7:56 pm

But Anna Eshoo is not the one who closed down the government. Remember that!

However, I am all for a law that states if the Govn't does not pass a budget, the Congress stops getting paid. Let's start a about that

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Posted by serrano
a resident of Gemello
on Oct 3, 2013 at 8:20 pm

Really? I agree with you. But the point made by Angry voter is that politicians made sure that they are not impacted by anything that the govt fails to do. I am sure lot of the retired politicians are still getting their pensions and other benefits while the real working govt servants not the politicians are screwed by this crisis. Eshoo, Boxer, pelosi, Feinstein, Spiers,etc..are all complete crooks and they have become carreer crooks and the stupid liberal voters of this are keep voting no matter how corrpt and unethical these politicians are. the GOP may be mean and narrow minded but they are not as corrupt as the liberal politicans

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Posted by erika c
a resident of Shoreline West
on Oct 4, 2013 at 1:37 pm

They can just stay all at my little ol'place
for a small favor....if you know what I mean...<wink><wink>

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Posted by Ted
a resident of The Crossings
on Oct 8, 2013 at 10:15 pm

Did I read Sick days? Thats some stretch of the use of CAL LTD

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