Is this even a real question? Of course open government and pay people to do the jobs they were hired to do. Holding employees hostage to get his way is not how government is supposed to work. Let’s have all of the senators who stand with #45 on this decision, forego their salaries along with their constituents until they come to a solution. It is so unfair to incur all of the additional expenses associated with the shut down...and to prevent families from feeding their families and paying their bills to satisfy the whim of a president who can’t get the support in a reasonable way..just isn’t the way government works. Madness.