To discourage gov’t shutdown, Trump should warn no back-pay for non-essential federal employees

Jan. 18, 2018, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging President Donald Trump and Republican Congressional leaders to issue a warning that there will be no back-pay for non-essential federal employees should there be a partial government shutdown:

“As a potential government shutdown looms because of Democrats’ insistence on providing amnesty for illegal aliens, President Trump should make it clear that non-essential employees who are laid off based on the shutdown will not receive payment for days not worked. It is unfair to those employees deemed essential who are required to come to work with a promise of back-pay to then give that same back-pay promise to those who are vacationing. It is unfortunate that the Democrats are putting their illegal alien constituencies ahead of the public employees who would be laid off without pay, but if you don’t work, you shouldn’t get paid.”

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