Question; when the government plans for a shutdown, who decides if an employee is essential or non-essential? Since the House has already voted 407-0 to pay the non-working government employees, I would think that if I were a government employee, I would request to classified as non-essential, so that I could get some paid time off that does not come out of my PTO bank.
Funding the non-working government payrollers is the worst decision Republicans can make. And we wonder why we are 17 Trillion (with a T) in debt? Really?
If the government were to “shut down” in a literal sense, they would have to stop taking our withholding and all the rest of it—so there’s no real “shutdown.”
The monuments that are being “closed” are sort of a good reference point on how muddled this all is. Those monuments are no longer subject to the budget except where upkeep and maintenance might be needed. Places like the WWII and Vietnam memorials are ALREADY paid for.
The Park Police are budgeted independently. They are suppose to be “shut down” as near as I can tell, like most of the people at EPA are. The logic by which Park Police are paid to keep people AWAY from what are statues, if applied to EPA (which “protects” the environment) might be used to keep EPA people on salary to STOP people from swimming in the ocean or camping in the mountains or watching the sun set—since the government could claim province over the “environment” as it does the statues.
You are absolutely correct.
Even when Bubba knew the govt. was due to shut down he planned for it and within a few days they actually negotiated with each other and the shutdown didn't last. There were no interruptions and few even realized that govt. was shut down.
Zero is doing all this crap on purpose. He wants to cause as much pain as possible. Just like he told all the park service people make it hurt, he's a true commie and hates America.
ESSENTIAL EPA employees was 3 %!!!!HAAAAA!