Such a sad state of affairs. Under the guise of protecting the American public, he is doing exactly the opposite. Holding Americans hostage because he can't have his way.
It's bad enough to shut the Government's doors, but I feel bad for those in excepted service. Not only are they currently not getting paid, but they still have to eat the cost of getting to work with the money they have left.
I think about those families with children and only one breadwinner. What do the parents do who didn't get paid on Friday, and no longer have money to pay for their childcare, but are excepted employees and are expected to work for free?
This shutdown has such far reaching effects. :(