143 year old law stirs fear...

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by dadx4, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. dadx4
    Offline

    dadx4 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    30,157
    Likes Received:
    707
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Gainesville, Fl
    Ratings Received:
    +2,070
    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/143-old-law-stirs-fears-193436176.html


    Administration officials now live in fear of a 19th-century law that could get them fired, penalized or even imprisoned if they make the wrong choices while the government is shut down.

    The law is the Antideficiency Act, passed by Congress in 1870 (and amended several times), which prohibits the government from incurring any monetary obligation for which the Congress has not appropriated funds.
  2. Gatorrick22
    Offline

    Gatorrick22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    34,870
    Likes Received:
    2,822
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +5,901
    Good, the Department of Education and Commerce are Obama's biggest lackeys.
  3. orangeblueorangeblue
    Offline

    orangeblueorangeblue Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    57,052
    Likes Received:
    595
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +2,878
    Uh ... what?
  4. Gatorrick22
    Offline

    Gatorrick22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    34,870
    Likes Received:
    2,822
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +5,901
    Read the article.
  5. GatorBen
    Offline

    GatorBen Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2007
    Messages:
    7,184
    Likes Received:
    623
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +2,456
    You do realize the fear of this "fear-striking law" that y'all are celebrating is the reason all the things ("it can't cost much of anything to...") that you all are whining about being closed are closed?
  6. Gatorrick22
    Offline

    Gatorrick22 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    34,870
    Likes Received:
    2,822
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +5,901
    I wonder how this affects back pay? :whistle:
  7. OklahomaGator
    Offline

    OklahomaGator Moderator VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    36,481
    Likes Received:
    1,649
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Miami, OK
    Ratings Received:
    +3,295
    Just because it is an old law doesn't make it bad, or good for that matter.
  8. g8orbill
    Offline

    g8orbill Gators VIP Member

    Joined:
    Apr 3, 2007
    Messages:
    73,616
    Likes Received:
    5,295
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Location:
    Clermont, Fl
    Ratings Received:
    +11,456
    I hope they eff up
  9. orangeblueorangeblue
    Offline

    orangeblueorangeblue Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2007
    Messages:
    57,052
    Likes Received:
    595
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings Received:
    +2,878
    I did, I'm still not sure I understand. Those are just two example departments among many that are closed.

Share This Page