Not only should they express that gov. shutdowns are bad and shouldn't happen they should make it illegal to shut down the gov. for any reason. These shutdowns are a breach of contract with the American taxpayers and should be illegal and if they do occur, then taxpayers should be able to deduct the amt. of taxes that they owed for each day of the shutdown from their fed. tax bill. In addition, Congress, the President, his cabinet, the VP, and other personnel of the administration should not get pd. nor be able to recoup those lost wages. Furthermore, not only should they not get pd., but their financial assets should be frozen and used to pay workers who are not getting pd. during a shutdown. Gov. shutdowns are immoral and end up hurting the taxpayers and gov. employees. And as for this last Trump shutdown he should be sued for everything he's worth to pay for the cost of the shutdown (11 billion dollars per the Congressional Budget Office).