Ok.....that cooled my blood I thought they were having to work for no pay. Not the best situation but at least they will get paid. I do keep hearing them saying that the president and congress are still getting paid though. I really don't pay a whole lot of attention because every time I see the president talking I just get mad and there is nothing I can do about it. Yes, I voted, hoping to make a difference but it didn't work out in my favor.Yep, there are many essential folks (like my ex husband) who has to report but will not get paid until we have a budget.
They will eventually get paid, but it is on hold for now.
Thank you for your opinion Madhen. I am the first to admit I do not know much about politics or have an understanding for the long term consequences.I won't get into a debate here, but since opinions are being freely expressed, I will say only that I am Republican, but voted for Obama both times; that I was really impressed by how much the House and Senate got done their first two years under his administration; that I AM for the Affordable Care Act, because if you think we don't pay NOW for uninsured people through high insurance premiums, you are wrong; and that I consider the fact that, like the Pres and Congressmen/Senators, I will not collect a paycheck until the Republicans, who are ignoring the fact that: a) the Affordable Care Act is a LAW and b) the Affordable Care Act has support by the majority of American people (think it was 55% with over 88% saying they really liked particular facets of it, if not the entire law), stop holding the economy hostage to keep their minority Teapublican faction happy, is totally something that could have been avoided and is something that was utterly manufactured by the Republicans who, two years ago, actually promised their constituents that they would, in fact, shut the government down. I am just sorry that the President didn't call the Republicans bluff by shutting down SSI checks, TSA (to shut down the airports), and the other "essential" services, including mine, so that all those people who think what is going on right now is so great would realize just exactly how much they DO depend on a government that is functional.