Wilbur Ross says unpaid federal workers should just get a loan

Wilbur Ross says unpaid federal workers should just get a loan

Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in an interview Thursday that he doesn’t understand why furloughed federal workers face a liquidity crisis when they can just take out a loan. Ross said he had heard that some workers affected by the shutdown have been going to shelters for food, but didn’t understand why. He said banks and credit unions are offering affected workers interest-free loans.

Star Alien
Star Alien 1 year

80% of American workers live paycheck to paycheck.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

Hardly a slap down. Ross shouldn't have said it at all. The rich elite's attitude to the proletariat is summed up by Ross's obvious disconnect from the electorate whose financial life he controls. Trump sits in the same disconnected space.

Artemis Good
Artemis Good 1 year

Nancy Pelosi calls Wilbur Marie Antoinette Ross out on his let them eat cake mentality, while she ignores Americans in need of affordable healthcare.

pir8prod 1 year

These goverment employees earn a good hourly rate. Living paycheck to paycheck on a government salary is a result of poor choices.

1 year

Eventually get paid? Federal Workers need to survive today. This Old Man is one cold blooded sob.

Tommy Hawkins
Tommy Hawkins 1 year

One can reasonably assume many fed workers are not aware that low cost, zero down loans are available to them to tide them over.

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