Absolutely! This shouldn’t be a debate. If they choose to shut down the government they all loose their pay. I feel they shouldn’t get back pay, they should forgo any vacation and holiday time and keep their asses parked in Washington until they can come to some kind of agreement. DO NOT take your political agendas out on the other federal workers who are ACTUALLY doing their jobs and want to go to work! These poor workers (my husband is one) have to go to work and not get paid. That’s absurd.