The law prevents them from not paying the “entitlements”. They always claim checks won’t go out to try and get the masses upset against the other side. I think it’s time the whole lot on Capitol Hill grew up and did the job they were “hired” to do. Guarantee you they aren’t going to miss their pay checks and can you imagine the uprising if they took their pay and cut out the entitlements? They aren’t going to chance it.
Now they can close the local offices and website to keep new folks from signing up, but that could hurt all of them politically too.


that subject(back pay) came up during a projected shutdown. The government workers were told they would get their back pay. That sounded dumb to me, because if that’s the case, where’s the savings? However, as a contractor, I would NOT have gotten that pay back…AND would have had to burn vacation days(out of my *10* per year) for the days I wasn’t working. 🙁