Government employees, here are at least 30 ways you can get discounts on everything from food to fun. (Thanks, Brad's Deals, for collecting them.)
I don't mind the government shutdown as much as some...I can see its usefulness as a persuasive tool. After all, it's not the first time this has happened -- five government shutdowns have occurred before, including Clinton, Obama and three Carter incidents. But I DO mind employees taking the brunt of a bunch of Big Kids in Congress who can't play nice with each other. I DO mind services going wanting, and thoughtless people spreading garbage (and other things) in national parks. States are starting to hurt, too.
It's easy to blame President Trump. After all, he's the head of the country. But to have Nancy Pelosi stomp out of a meeting, because she didn't get 100% her way?
There's more than a little fault to go round.
The only one who seems to be acting with some dignity, is Vice President Pence, who's continued to meet and moderate talks.
C'mon, people. Grow up and act like adults. You need to figure out a workable compromise, before more people, places and things have to suffer.
Maybe try this approach? * Hey, if it works for two-year-olds, maybe it will work for Congress and the White House.
*Thanks, Military Wife and Mom, for the suggestion.