With regards to the fake news about a “government shutdown”, where they give the “non-essential government employees” an unscheduled paid vacation (because it will be paid sooner or later)…
All government employees are non-essential. Every single last one of them, from the president on up to the contract janitor who scrubs Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s office toilet.
If they were essential the market would be doing their job and the government “job” would have never existed in the first place.
Or, the market would be doing the job if the government didn’t artificially step in with “laws” or other ways to prevent the market from filling the need. Which it often does.
Government is a net negative in everything.
Send them all home forever. No back pay. No retirement. No paid medical care. Nothing. Burn all the records– I’ll do it if they just get out of the way. Just go away forever and ever.
That would be a real government shutdown. One I support without the slightest reservation.