Oct. 11, 2013
I got an email Thursday evening from Erik Finkelnburg, a Customs and Border Patrol agent based in southern California.
He’s sick of hearing people say the government shutdown isn’t a big deal because 85% of government employees are still at work — a “government slimdown,” as Fox News has called it.
Like about 1.5 million federal civilian employees, Finkelnburg is among that 85% because he’s “essential” to the protection of life and property. But until the shutdown is resolved, he won’t get paid for any work he’s performed after Sept. 30.
This article was posted: Friday, October 11, 2013 at 12:21 pm