Its more than a week later and were all still alive.
While many adopted the sky is falling mentality early in the Federal Government Shutdown of 2013, really about the only ones truly affected are the 800,000 non-essential federal employees who were sent home on furlough without pay after Oct. 1, when the shutdown officially became reality.
The term furloughed without pay is actually misleading, as these faithful but non-essential employees will likely get paid just the same as if they were on the job when this thing is over.
So why not make them show up for work just like normal. Theyre going to get paid, they just wont receive their paychecks until after this travesty is over.
I think the most insulting aspect of this shutdown is that we have 800,000 non-essential employees. Why does this nation, in a time of economic crisis, have 800,000 employees who really dont matter?
There is something seriously wrong with this concept.