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Capitol Hill Elevator Operator Worried About Shutdown

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Fine use of taxpayer funds...pushing buttons inside an elevator. What, did they flunk out of tollbooth school to get this job?:rolleyes:

 

 

Capitol Elevator Operators Being Prepared for Furlough

Thursday, April 07, 2011

By Dan Joseph

(CNSNews.com) – At a Capitol Hill press conference intended to highlight the GOP budget’s effect on senior citizens, Rep. Jan Shakowsky (D-Ill.) said that those who run elevators in government buildings are being prepared for a potential government shutdown.

 

“I know meetings are being held all over the Capitol to prepare people, like the people who run our elevators, for some sort of a furlough,” she said

 

 

http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/capitol-elevator-operators-being-prepare

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Fine use of taxpayer funds...pushing buttons inside an elevator. What, did they flunk out of tollbooth school to get this job?:rolleyes:

 

 

More than likely it is that our elected officials are too clueless to understand how to work an elevator.....

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They're probably afraid of it. They think it's a disintegration machine since the doors close with people inside, then open again with the box empty. The operator is there to assure them it's merely transportation.

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Why on Earth would government elevator operators need to be prepared for a government shutdown. Heck, they are already prepared, better than others for the ups and downs of government employment. Besides, can't be many of them as most government elevators are self operated.

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More from the republicans elitist

 

For once we agree!

 

Dammit, leave such vital government service providers alone!

 

If not for them, who knows if our government can even continue to function?

 

Look at what we have done in the past and how it has thrown this country into ruin.

 

Yes, some tried to run up the red flag and warn everyone, but they did not listen.

 

Now that we no longer have any gas lamp lighters you can clearly see the tragedy and suffering that has racked this nation to its very core!

 

What's next?

 

Trying to eliminate the very dedicated men of the Federal Horse and Buggy Corps?

 

:mad:

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They're probably afraid of it. They think it's a disintegration machine since the doors close with people inside, then open again with the box empty. The operator is there to assure them it's merely transportation.
Another jab at the Tea Party?

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They're probably afraid of it. They think it's a disintegration machine since the doors close with people inside, then open again with the box empty. The operator is there to assure them it's merely transportation.

Don't think so. However, it is another way of keeping government employment up, the job counts as a working person. In the congressional office building and in the senate building they have the push button passenger operated versions of elevators. However, some congress members probable don't know how to operate them and many others will not operate them as they have congressional staff to do it for them and to do so would be below them. Have seen it done many times in DC.:rolleyes:

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Really? Do you feel taxpayers should be paying for someone to operate elevators for congress people?

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Really? Do you feel taxpayers should be paying for someone to operate elevators for congress people?

He is Not just for congressman. Can't have people just going about in the capitol. I guess you rather the guy be unemployed. He is rendering a service

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Really? Do you feel taxpayers should be paying for someone to operate elevators for congress people?

The more relevant statement: Congressional members feel the need to have a person operate an elevator for them. This position is not new; odds are it has been in existence since the Capital had elevators. A throwback to the old days when all elevators had operators and "established" buildings had doormen. Check a bit of Washington history.

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He is Not just for congressman. Can't have people just going about in the capitol. I guess you rather the guy be unemployed. He is rendering a service

There are zillions of people going about in the capital every day. They check security at the front door and an operator can't do anything an electronic device couldn't do just a well or better. No, he should be employed, but he should be employed in a needed job in a cost effective manner by providing services at the lowest cost.

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He is Not just for congressman. Can't have people just going about in the capitol. I guess you rather the guy be unemployed. He is rendering a service

 

you never want to stop any money waste do you?

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He is Not just for congressman. Can't have people just going about in the capitol. I guess you rather the guy be unemployed. He is rendering a service

 

A service that is obsolete. Yes, I'd rather the guy be unemployed than us tax payers paying him for a service that is no longer needed.

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you never want to stop any money waste do you?

 

It's all about Savin' & Creatin'. Creatin' and a Savin'.

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The more relevant statement: Congressional members feel the need to have a person operate an elevator for them. This position is not new; odds are it has been in existence since the Capital had elevators. A throwback to the old days when all elevators had operators and "established" buildings had doormen. Check a bit of Washington history.

 

So, because a job once existed, it should remain in perpetuity? On my dime?

 

Maybe the elevator operator should learn a useful skill.

 

Should they still have people outside the capitol tending to the horses and buggies that our elected officials use to get back and forth to work?

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So, because a job once existed, it should remain in perpetuity? On my dime?

 

Maybe the elevator operator should learn a useful skill.

 

Should they still have people outside the capitol tending to the horses and buggies that our elected officials use to get back and forth to work?

 

From a governmental perspective a job is a job. There is NO distinction between productive labor and unproductive labor. An elevator operator is no less silly than many other required jobs and unnecessary tasks. In fact, the Japanese still utilize a large number of elevator operators. They are considered a modern developed society and even have the national debt to prove it.

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He is Not just for congressman. Can't have people just going about in the capitol. I guess you rather the guy be unemployed. He is rendering a service

 

Because there is no "Senators Only" elevator?

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He is Not just for congressman. Can't have people just going about in the capitol. I guess you rather the guy be unemployed. He is rendering a service

 

An operator elevator is not security. Security personnel are at the outside ingress/egress doors; once inside any federal building you are free to move about. We absolutely don't need somebody in a goofy pill box hat and white gloves performing floor button pushing exercises. If you think that's a service then let's hire somebody to throw petals in front of these guys as they walk or fan them in summer - it would be no different. Yes, let's immediately terminate this position; and if we can't agree that this is unnecessary then what the hell is?

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This is so funny, I almost covered my screen with coffee.

 

The government employs someone to push elevator buttons for the ruling elite, and this is your comeback to criticism of it?

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Where do I goto training for an elevator pusher job? Maybe planned parenthood can offer this service as well.

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See republicans don't care about no one but the rich. The hell with the little guy. This is why I hate them. They want to eliminate a job that provides for a family yet call themselves god loving people.

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See republicans don't care about no one but the rich. The hell with the little guy. This is why I hate them. They want to eliminate a job that provides for a family yet call themselves god loving people.

 

The government does not exist to provide jobs.

 

Especially useless jobs.

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See republicans don't care about no one but the rich. The hell with the little guy. This is why I hate them. They want to eliminate a job that provides for a family yet call themselves god loving people.

 

Do you not get the point that we're bazillions of dollars in debt; to the point of looming economic collapse. You liberals are so f'in stupid sometimes. Your point I guess would be everyone needs to be unemployed, everyone needs to live in squalor and the inevitable chaos that will ensue when there is NO safety net left just so we can continue to pay elevator operators.

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