The impact is being felt by federal employees, contractors and users of government services. It is all Trump’s fault and totally unnecessary.
Government shutdowns cost our country billions in lost output and weakened economic growth.
Everyday the shutdown continues does real damage to our country and economy. https://t.co/4FQ1M6BXrq
— Nate Lerner (@NathanLerner) January 6, 2019
Trump, speaking to reporters about the shutdown, says the federal workers who are on track to miss a paycheck “will adjust.” Context: The head of the largest federal workers union says its members live paycheck to paycheck and take home an average of $500 a week.
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) January 6, 2019
Trump simultaneously claims most furloughed federal employees are democrats AND that those employees support his wall, over being paid. https://t.co/l5BjdNkzfg
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) January 5, 2019
President Trump insisted on Friday that most furloughed federal employees supported his wall, that Mexico is paying for it and that it would stop a horde of terrorists from crossing the border. None of that was true. https://t.co/4pt59wk5uc
— The New York Times (@nytimes) January 6, 2019
I spoke to a couple of feds yesterday about how they felt about not getting paid and their words for Trump made Rashida Tlaib sound like Pollyanna https://t.co/92gNVyfru8
— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) January 6, 2019
“I voted for him, and he’s the one who’s doing this,” she said of Mr. Trump. “I thought he was going to do good things. He’s not hurting the people he needs to be hurting.”https://t.co/31xvPe5Qyc
— McKay Coppins (@mckaycoppins) January 8, 2019
Secret Service agents, including members of the protective services division, are growing increasingly anxious and angry about working w/o pay.
“They are asking you to put your life on the line and not paying you — it’s ridiculous," a 20-year veteran says.https://t.co/W3jOn4i0TW
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) January 8, 2019
Lloyd Gardner, a unit counselor for the Bureau of Prisons, voted for Trump in 2016 and says he may not do so again. “This has been the breaking point. He’s saying the government workers are OK with this? I haven’t met one who say they are OK with it." https://t.co/S18qt1JoXu
— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) January 8, 2019
— Rene Marsh (@Rene_MarshCNN) January 8, 2019