Our income has stopped shutdown leaves workers latest vanguard news, It has been two weeks since 25% of the US government shut down , due to a funding row over Donald Trump’s .
$5bn funds for a wall on the southern border, and federal employees and contractors who can not go to work are feeling the impact.
And others working without pay, but many calculating how to pay the bills and buy groceries as the shutdown stretches on indefinitely.
John Deal, a Nasa contractor who lives in Virginia, told the Guardian on Christmas Day that he and his wife ,
who also works for the agency – have lost 100% of their household income since the shutdown began.He and his wife are using vacation days to keep money coming in for the moment, he added, but the family’s mortgage payment is coming up.
One of his daughters lives at home, and is helping pay for groceries from her first year teacher’s salary. There is still no end in sight for the partial shutdown that was triggered on 22 December after the president’s demand
“We’re blue collar workers. We’re not making six figure salaries like Mr Trump or Mr Pence,” he said this week. Republicans have so far rejected a proposal from Democrats for a funding bill which would reopen the government, but doesn’t offer funds for a wall.
Just hours before the swearing-in of the new Congress on Thursday, Trump tweeted, At the outset of the shutdown, he had claimed full responsibility, saying, a week before the shutdown, “So I will take the mantle. I will be the one to shut it down.”
The Office of Personnel Management, the federal agency overseeing federal workers,