@Sheran. Your vote is personal. At the end of the day it's your choice and right. So, please vote for the person you choose. Good luck with that.
I agree with Kingston. There is something wrong with a system that pays salaried employees for NOT working. Especially federal employees who are paid with our precious - yes PRECIOUS - tax dollars. A government shutdown is not a paid vacation - despite the Democrats' attitude otherwise.
As I recall, I was on active duty for all 16 (or was it 17?) of those prior government shutdowns. As a U.S. soldier, I was a federal employee. I remember working through every one of those shutdowns. I didn 't get a paid vacation. And if I was a federal employee who wasn't wearing a green suit, I would have felt honor-bound to WORK for my pay check.
So I say: If they are accepting a pay check, they should get their behinds to work.
I agree with Kingston, Sheran and Chief. I worked without pay as a soldier too! So I say to all the federal employees that will eventually be paid, get to work now and contribute to this country as the private sector does.