Keep in mind that the 800,000 federal workers affected by the shutdown have so far missed a grand total of one paycheck, which would have arrived five days ago.
There’s no doubt that this is challenging for many workers, particularly those who don’t budget their money well. But Congress has already guaranteed they will be made whole once the shutdown ends.
This is an inconvenience, not a hardship.
I have a Facebook friend who went into a rant about the buddies celebrating the Shutdown and that we should know that those furloughed include people working for the security of the Nation. There is a point made there, but also we know there is probably 3 times more people who are not essential to the nation other than picking up a check so they are not on welfare.
There are over 2 million Federal workers not including those in the postal service. Out of that many, even the wasteful Federal Government considers 800,000 unessential enough to be sent home. According to the own guidelines of the Federal Government, 40% of its workforce is non-essential. Think about that.That is bad business practice in the private sector and any CEO keeping that many people sucking company income, would be taken to the desert outside Las Vegas, shot in the back of the head and the corpse left in the open for the wildlife to feast and “Pour encourager les autres” in management.
And some people wonder why there is so much deficit coming out of DC?
And please, do not put the blame on me because I laugh at the shutdown. It was not me who deemed you unessential, it was your employer. And if this shit ends, you will get your money anyway, so spare me your woes of “suffering and starvation” as in real life you don’t get those cushions to land on.