The government is in a partial shutdown because Democrats and the White House are locked in a battle over providing border security for Americans.
Rep. Nancy Pelosi and her Democrats want the government to open back up to return 800K workers to their jobs while Pres. Trump wants $5.7 billion to help fix and add on to the border wall between Mexico and the United States.
The media has put out polls for the purpose of blaming the GOP and Trump by giving stats how the American people are blaming them for this situation, however, the Associated Press surprised many by placing blame on Democrats too.
On Wednesday, Pres. Trump signed a bill that guarantees back pay, caused by this government shutdown, for all federal employees.
Federal workers will be compensated for “wages lost, work performed, or leave used” since the funding gap started on Dec. 22, the White House said in a brief statement after the president put his signature on the Government Employee Fair Treatment Act.
About 800,000 federal employees are impacted by the shutdown. Of those, about 380,000 have been on furlough. Another 420,000 employees are working without pay and are already assured of back pay upon the shutdown’s end.
Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Ben Cardin, D-Md., the bill Trump signed Wednesday stipulates that furloughed federal workers will be paid “at the earliest date possible” rather than according to their usual remuneration schedule. They have so far missed one paycheck.
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) January 17, 2019
The signing of this bill I authored with @SenatorCardin is a good first step in providing relief for federal workers. While guaranteeing back pay will help give some peace of mind, a compromise must be reached to bring this shutdown to an end. https://t.co/RefRPmJksr
— Sen. Susan Collins (@SenatorCollins) January 16, 2019
Can someone explain why federal workers – who will be given their back pay – are having their stories covered while Angel moms and dads are being ignored?
— Mike Cernovich 🦍🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) January 13, 2019
Let’s be honest, Pres. Trump “didn’t” have to sign but he did because he cares about workers period. But he also cares about the American people and securing and protecting them is his first order of business.
Democrats are only thinking about federal workers and not the families who have lost loved ones due to illegals who have been deported multiple times only to keep coming back into the country through some loophole.
The distinction is obvious and easy to choose sides. Government is not run or should not be run on emotion. Save that for soap operas and romantic movies.
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