This is a no brained. Keeping the government open to do their jobs is essential. There is already an incrible backlog of pending work with hiring freezes. It has shut down military child care, veterans benefits application for medical devices, hiring of teachers and para professionals and substitutes at the department of defense schools. It has severely impacted our court system. Our federal workers do not deserve a forced reduction in salary of 20 percent and the US citizens deserve good services from federal offices.