"I'm not gonna cry in my beer over some government worker who's getting an extra paid vacation."<quoted text>
I don't feel that everyone "should" suffer. I'm just saying that everyone has it rough. It's bad everywhere. I'm not gonna cry in my beer over some government worker who's getting an extra paid vacation.
And yes, I was being sarcastic. Entitlement programs are the largest drain on society. And a recent study showed 1/3 is wrought with fraud. Republicans want to try to trim the fat, and democrats start screaming "See, SEE! Republicans don't care about the poor!" They just can't understand the consequences of out of control spending. They have absolutely no sense of fiscal responsibility.
You should cry in your beer, for several reasons. Despite what you claim, I am telling you there will not be back pay for all those employees. You are clumping several different segments of "government" employees into one. Get more informed before you make bad assumptions. Talk to someone who really knows...oh that's right, you are :)
Yeah, everyone has it bad. And it's going to get worse. And instead of taking the negative "so what, everyone's suffering" stance, we should be looking at what we're going to do about our dysfunctional government and the negative ramifications this is having on our economy and country, and tell them we've had enough.
This shut down is going to cost taxpayers millions in recovery when congress finally pulls their head out. Our national security programs are going to take a nasty hit and the recovery will cost millions more. Look at what some of these labs do in critical threat reduction, homeland security and weapons viability programs and activities. Do we really want those shut down for an indefinite amount of time? I sure as hell don't.