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That'll do, cat, that'll do.

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you know that's what he would be screaming at anyone else in his position

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I looked this up a while ago. Here are three key points about the Federal Employees Retirement System. (1) You can't get benefits from it (i.e., retire) until you are at least 62. (2) You can only get retirement benefits from it if you have at least five years of service. (3) You have to actually enroll in it, and pay a (small) percentage premium, in addition to being required to pay FICA and Medicare taxes.

Before 1984, there was no requirement to pay into SS, and the bennies were a little better, but anymore it's pretty much just an optional defined-benefit plan, similar to that available to many government employees.

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To be unnecessarily fair to Joey, child support usually stops when the child becomes an adult (or, apparently in IL, the later of 18 or finishing HS). And, while I have never paid child support, I can imagine that one would look forward to the termination of any regular monthly expense.

That said, it's kind of a dick move to not just pay the last four months' worth of one child's worth of support and go out on a high note. Child support (except in the case of the truly well-off) is usually not lavish -- I'd imagine he's looking at four or six thou, total.

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too bad ole joe didn't join the military and get some usable skillz like tammy did.

asshat.

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Given his behavior at work over the last couple of years, I'd say he was terminated for cause.

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Who's going to put together the script for how to get past the screeners so listeners actually get to hear him being asked whether he put food on his family yet?

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Rest assured. In his case, there are NO unemployment benefits available. Losing an election does not form a valid claim, and he hasn't had any other employment for over two years.

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Not to mention the undeclared income in the form of rent of a sleeping area.

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That he doesn't even drive!

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Safe bet: Joe Walsh is also pro-life...

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The guy is a dick, but as an aside, how horrible would it be to be his child?

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They're called bootstraps, Joe. Get a pair.

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In his case, I hope there are NO unemployment benefits available.

Get a job at Chik-Fil-A, asshole.

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Recommend name change and a course of anti-anxieties.

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