You may point out that it’s not just the Orange Boner getting paid, but he IS the one conducting the shutdown. To be fair, we need to cut Grandma’s Medicaid so the top 1% richest people in the nation can continue to pay no tax at all. Or big corporations that not only pay no tax, they also get rebates.
So, gentle Middle Class person, how is this tax time of year treating YOU?
Elected officials, including Republican House Speaker John Boehner, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and President Barack Obama, all would be paid as usual during a shutdown, unless Congress changes the law. Soldiers, law enforcement officers and other government employees whose jobs are deemed essential would continue to work yet wouldn’t get paychecks until the budget standoff is resolved.