I sympathize with the civil servants caught in this ridiculous pissing contest between the bully in the White House and the CO-EQUAL branch of government we used to call OUR representatives. I agree all workers FORCED to continue showing up and SERVING the public need to be paid - IT IS THE LAW. However, I have an issue with paying furloughed employees for NOT working once this disaster ends. As an employee of a Private corporation, I was forced into furloughs several times over a three-year period of time and NEVER had my missed pay returned. If you were just going to give the government employees extended paid vacations, what is the point? If there is no money to pay these people today, how the hell can there be money to pay them tomorrow?