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Old 01-15-2019, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by AskNott View Post
Those federal employees, whether staying home or working without pay, still have bills to pay. Their landlords, lenders, utilities, and so on don't want to wait until after the shutdown to get paid. Employees are having to borrow money just to make ends meet. Local food banks, already straining to meet the need, are now seeing unpaid federal workers in their help lines.
Sure but then the workers who are actually working may as well say to hell with it and stay at home. Why work if you know you will be paid anyway?
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