#ShutDownStories: What Federal Workers Are Saying About the Wall

Single mothers trying to feed their kids. Nervous parents anxious about losing their home. Federal contractors who will never see a retroactive penny for the work they’ve done. All because Trump closed down huge parts of the government until he gets his deadly, harmful and wasteful wall.

If withholding people’s paychecks wasn’t disruptive enough to the more than 800,000 federal workers who are furloughed or working without pay, Trump added these not-so-comforting words to them and their families: This shutdown has a "higher purpose than next week’s pay.”

Except it doesn’t.

Walls don’t work, and they are harmful to people and the environment. In fact, this is nothing more than Trump’s plan to manufacture a crisis in the southern border to justify his vanity border wall.

Despite Trump’s false claim that federal workers are backing his shutdown for a wall, most are   fearful that missing their next paycheck (or paychecks) for the president’s campaign promise might cost them and their family’s livelihood and wellbeing.

Here’s a sample of what federal workers are saying about the wall:

 

 

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