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2020-08-04 Government
President Trump fires TVA chair, cites hiring of foreign workers
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Posted by Besoeker 2020-08-04 06:30|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6478 views ]  Top

#1 Put them on government military pay scales*. The same should have happen at Fanny Mae and Freddie Mae, it was obscene what they gave themselves before and during the 'melt down'.

*General Officer pay is capped at the level of representatives and senators.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-08-04 07:11||   2020-08-04 07:11|| Front Page Top

#2 TVA...a relic from the 1930's.
Posted by Clem 2020-08-04 07:43||   2020-08-04 07:43|| Front Page Top

#3 ...pre-EPA filing era.
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-08-04 08:17||   2020-08-04 08:17|| Front Page Top

#4 Since part of the TVA's mission is alleviating poverty in the region, hiring foreign workers is a violation of its mission. Paying someone $8 million a year could go into 80 well-paying jobs that would do more to spur economic development than that one person -- especially since they likely don't even live in the area.
Posted by Rob Crawford 2020-08-04 09:51||   2020-08-04 09:51|| Front Page Top

#5 But Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee said the TVA doesn’t get any taxpayer money. Commenting on the issue in April, Alexander said the White House was spreading misinformation. He said that TVA chief executive officers’ pay is lower than other large utilities and that TVA energy rates are among the lowest in the nation.

Ask me if I care. We don't need foreigners "accidentally" pushing the wrong button.
Posted by gorb 2020-08-04 13:27||   2020-08-04 13:27|| Front Page Top

#6 Do we want uneducated hillbillies pushing the wrong button?
Posted by Spusomp Grumble2077 2020-08-04 18:12||   2020-08-04 18:12|| Front Page Top

#7 Do you want uneducated foreigners pushing the wrong button?
Posted by Canuckistan sniper 2020-08-04 23:26||   2020-08-04 23:26|| Front Page Top

#8 Not so sure those foreigners would be "uneducated", but if the "wrong button" it pushed, does it really matter? I guess we are assuming that a foreign button pusher would have inherently more evil intent to push the incorrect button.
Posted by Clem 2020-08-04 23:33||   2020-08-04 23:33|| Front Page Top

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