This piece from streiff over at Red State says that contrary to reports in the media?
Federal employee’s will NOT have a cut in their paychecks from the partial shutdown until the shutdown hits January 4th…..
A portion of the federal government closed Saturday. Big deal. I’m not a big fan of these exercises but they have their political uses. When the GOP shutdown the federal government in 2013, the media blamed the GOP for it but we got sequestration (an incredibly dull but effective tool for restraining growth of government) and we picked up 9 Senate and 13 House seats. So I’d call that something of a win. The current showdown is over a border wall and I’m not sure how you translate letting people enter the US illegally, particularly after the visuals of the “migrant caravans,” into electoral success.
Be that as it may, one rather grotesque lie fronted by Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats needs to be dispelled. Even with a shutdown, there are zero federal employees who will not be paid over the holidays.
Yesterday marked the end of a federal pay period. Employees were required to certify and submit their time cards no later that Friday morning. The period covered is the previous two weeks when all agencies were funded. Electronic payments will arrive next Friday (actually late Thursday night). So every federal employee, regardless of agency will get paid next week.
For pay purposes, the next key date is January 4, that is when time cards must be certified in order to receive a check on January 11. If everyone is back at work before January 4, pay on January 11 happens as usual. If the shutdown continues after the 4th but everyone is back by the 9th, time cards will be administratively certified and checks will be issued….