If there's any group which deserves to get paid, it's them.
Hold on! This wasn’t what was in the email alert I received.
This is what the email said:
“The House passed a bill that will ensure furloughed federal workers get paid for the hours worked during the government shutdown. The bill passed unanimously in the Senate Thursday night and the White House has said President Trump will sign it.”
This should only apply to those actually working through this period. If they stayed at home then they shouldn’t get paid.
shouldn’t sign it. It can just as easily be passed when it’s over.
Ha! 7 Rs voted against it.
Good for them (though it was a ‘free’ vote).
We need the Coast Guard on the job too. They are border security.
When I was a contractor during a shutdown we didn’t get paid for missing work but the Damn fed unions did. Extra pay for not working. Slime balls!
Is this the bill?
If so, looks to me like it originated in the Senate, not the House. If so, ain’t that a wee prob when it comes to a spending bill?
NON-ESSENTIAL “workers” should NOT get paid for not working. They should be laid off, for a savings of $80 billion/per year to us taxpayers!