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Joe Clayton
furlough to layoff, get rid of obama's shadow government President Trump
obama hired most of these people, you need to fire them
"non-essential" means NOT NEEDED
outcold 77
Go get a real job an quit sucking off the tit of America. Nobody gets a late rent and go vacate letter in 20 days unless you were already late before the shutdown! Fake news
Corvus Corax
Well, America? Tired of winning yet? 😂
peter lee
This is proof that Trump does not care about America and it's people. He lies all the time. He only cares about himself and his ego. Trump can't relate or see how much the people affected by the government shut down are hurting, because he had never been afraid of not being able to pay the rent, mortgage and stressed out about not being able to afford food. Trump grew up wealthy and is wealthy, so he sees whomever is not wealthy as sub-human.
unpaid troll
the number is a total sham, seeing as thousands have taken vacation time, and time off during this shutdown. why does America have 800,000 non essential government workers in the first place? nobody asks this question. nobody.
A N
These 800,000 federal employees are NON-ESSENTIAL employees who should all be fired since they are no necessary to the functioning of the government. However, I think Congress and the alphabet soup of agencies should be the first ones to be put on NON-paid leave. Maybe this way we can deincentivize the leaches from working for the government and we can make it smaller and get it put of our lives.
Honest Opinion
If you are Republican Voter out of work. Congratulations!!!! You got what you asked for!!
Laurell LaurellBay
Maybe liberal leeches who work at most Gov jobs should be forced to get a job in the real world. Love my President. Keep it shut down until we are safe with a wall and our sovereignty is not undermined
Dana.k.a.bradpitt
they will get backpay and compesation. Also - thank nancy pelosi and chuck schumer , they are more concerned about keeping open boarders .
cheryl taylor
Not to worry...Trump's opening a food bank...At his Hotel ...Same as the UK has
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How a Government Shutdown Screws Up Scientific US Government shutdown: 800,000 federal 1 day ago   04:30

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Thousands of scientists were sent home on temporary non-paid leave, what does it mean for the research they had to leave behind?

How Scientists Still Work Together, Even When Their Countries Don’t – https://ufl.ae/videow/Crm7rMdX8IC

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Toll on Science and Research Mounts as Government Shutdown Continues
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/05/us/government-shutdown-science.html
“A shutdown has these cascading effects on the scientific work of the organization,” said Daniel M. Ashe, a former director of the Fish and Wildlife Service. “They’re hard to foresee or predict right now, but they’re crippling, really, and they affect the organization not for three or four weeks, but for the rest of the year because of all of this complex orchestration of field work.””

Another Casualty of the Government Shutdown: Hurricane Preparedness
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/another-casualty-of-the-government-shutdown-hurricane-preparedness/
“EMC, the Environmental Modeling Center—they’re the main point of contact for improving the Hurricane Center models, and really the Weather Service model in general. And that organization is basically furloughed; there's very few staff working now. Every fiscal year they set out to improve [some] model, and they have timetables to meet. And now we’re in the third week here. Delays for a day or two—that can easily be absorbed. But the longer this goes on, the more likely it is to have negative consequences down the line.”

Government Shutdown Causes Slowdown In Scientific Research
https://www.npr.org/2019/01/09/683732055/government-shutdown-causes-slowdown-in-scientific-research
“It does have a lingering impact because a lot of this work is work that's ongoing at such an incredible pace right now that interrupting that really sets a lot of that work back. And also, just recovering from the lost opportunities for people to get together, it's going to take some months to really be able to rebuild some of those opportunities in new and different ways.”
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