It's still a huge hassle for families to go through and have to deal with. That's assuming that you manage to get said loan without any other possible predatory circumstances attached.
I believe federal employees still get a paycheck for missed time. Just they won't get it till government opens back up.
It’s time to emerge from the bubble and recognize that how you live is not how everyone lives, and maybe even develop a bit of empathy and compassion.
That's the comment I was replying to. If they need money to pay their bills they can get a 0% loan for their missed paychecks.
There's obviously reasons to be pissed about the shutdown.
Not automatically. Everyone just assumes that whatever funding bill eventually passes will include a backpay provision.
But in a legal sense, these jobs simply don't exist any more. No plan exists in law to pay these employees ever again.
Trump will go with a national emergency declaration (we've had 58 of those declared just since 1979) in an attempt to fund and build the wall the military route. That will be halted due to an injunction. Then it'll end up at the Supreme Court. Assuming the Democrats don't offer a compromise to Trump that is.
I thought your remark that there had been so many national emergencies was interesting. This turns out to be true — color me surprised.
Almost all of them seem to not involve spending money — they are prohibitions on money transfers. I assume this is where the emergency-for-wall would run into trouble, because it’s the Congress that appropriates money.