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.