The government is gonna suffer loses in workers, court cases, tax cases, law enforcement actions and a whole lot of other things including morale…
Donald Trump doesn’t much care about this..
But for the workers and those expecting services from the very government they ‘pay’ in taxes?
There are gonna be headaches….
By the way?
Donald Trump, besides having his butt kicked by the Democrats?
Will feel NOTHING from his political antics….
After 35 days of mass furloughs, bureaucratic inertia and a culminating wave of airport delays, nine shuttered federal agencies began laying plans to creak back to life Friday after President Donald Trump announced a short-term deal to reopen the government.
It won’t happen overnight.
The shutdown froze court cases, curtailed drug reviews and food safety inspections and sidelined investigations into matters like Facebook’s data security practices. The IRS fell behind on preparations to handle millions of tax returns. The E-Verify system the Homeland Security Department runs to help businesses determine whether employees are eligible to work in the United States went offline. And the EPA twice scuttled a public hearing on a proposal to roll back a major climate rule for future power plants.
Federal workers who went without pay during the shutdown will get full back pay in the next few days. But if the president and congressional leaders can’t strike a deal before Feb. 15 to reopen the government for a longer period, the employees would again be furloughed or forced to work without pay.
“I will not celebrate a temporary reprieve to a politically motivated crisis that has left many federal employees in anguish over how to pay their bills, feed their families, and keep a roof over their heads,” J. David Cox, President of the American Federation of Government Employees, said in a statement.
After weeks of chaos, the thousands of air traffic controllers and baggage screeners who have been working without pay for the last month will return to a normal pay schedule. But though an immediate crisis was averted — cascading flight delays appear to have forced Friday’s resolution — the shutdown could convince these federal employees to quit in numbers that would be difficult to replace quickly.
The impact could be particularly acute for Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers whose credit took a hit while they were working without pay. They risk losing eligibility for security clearances; debt and poor credit can be disqualifying based on the belief workers with financial troubles are vulnerable to bribery…..
This is technically only a 3 week reprieve….
The whole thing could resume if there is no agreement, or Trump won’t accept the lawmakers agreement…