Why should Federal employees suffer monetary loss for the arrogance and stubbornness of Trump and the Senate GOP. The monetary damage also being done to contractor personnel who are also not being paid does not even get addressed. You have to be heartless to not even consider the collateral impact Trump’s childish maneuver is having. The simple fact that this bipartisan budget was approved by both the House and Senate over a month ago and Trump’s last minute veto created the current impasse should have been the Senate’s opportunity to exercise it’s responsibility to keep the President in check. They did not do their job nor support their oath to the people of this country and it’s constitution. It is ridiculous to hold the entire government and country hostage to support one man’s outrageous promise to a minority of our populace. Common sense, as well as security experts, have already weighed in on how best to spend taxpayer dollars on enhanced border security with better technology and more personnel. That said, pass the House Bill on Thursday, open the government, and negotiate the DHS budget as a separate issue. In the interim, a continuation of the DHS funding based on prior year’s funding will keep that organization operating until a finalized budget is passed. Trump and the GOP need to wake up and listen to all of the people, not some small base of constituents, whoever they are.