Government Shutdown Fallout

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My name is Justin Williams and I am an Army Veteran and current federal contract employee. I work for the Human Capital Office in the Federal Government. There are so many Government Contractors that are not getting paid and unlike Federal employees we do not get retro pay when the shutdown is over... That income is just gone forever. So, I wanted to help families in the office I work for and fan out depending on the amount raised of over the target goal.  I understand the politics that have lead us to this shut down but we need to focus on the families impacted and raise money for them during this furlough. As our current members of Congress are at an impasse.This won’t be easy, but it’s our duty as Americans to take care of America. This needs to be shared every single day by each of you on social media. We can do it, and we can help get Americans back to work!

During the Government Shutdown 800,000 people are affected. I believe that we should pool together our efforts and try to help one another in this difficult time. I myself am affected by the shutdown. But if I could raise money to the target goal I will be able to split the raised amount with 29 other families, if the amount is doubled that’s 60 families that could be helped. I just think that as Americans we need to come together and not divide ourselves further. I hope people can find in their hearts to donate for a good cause!

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Some people aren’t missing just two weeks of a paycheck. Let me break it down for you. Some contractors are paid semi monthly, with semi monthly pay you have December 15-31 paycheck to be paid on January 15th. January1st through 15 paid on January 30th. The two weeks crossed into a hardship territory for some and even my peers aren’t living paycheck to paycheck it’s the fact that after a month and using your savings or after just starting that job (government work) after having a less paying job you are now in a precarious predicament so instead of just judging how about asking for all the facts?? And seeing that people are not just being mismanaged they just are in a hardship.
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No one has donated and I understand but;
Those affected by the shut down:
law enforcement

More than 41,000 federal law enforcement and correctional officers are impacted, including:

-- 2,614 Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) agents.

-- 16,742 Bureau of Prisons correctional officers.

-- 13,709 FBI agents.

-- 3,600 Deputy U.S. Marshals.

-- 4,399 Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents.

Homeland security

Up to 88 percent of Department of Homeland Security employees are affected, including:

-- 53,000 TSA employees.

-- 54,000 Customs and Border Protection agents and customs officers.

-- 42,000 Coast Guard employees.

-- As many as 5,000 U.S. Forest Service firefighters.

-- 3,600 National Weather Service forecasters.

Furloughed employees

Some 380,000 employees are furloughed, meaning they are out of work without pay including:

-- 86 percent of Department of Commerce, about 41,000 staff members.

-- 96 percent of NASA, about 16,700 staff members.

-- More than 80 percent of the National Park Service, about 16,000 staff members.

-- At least 80 percent of the Forest Service, about 28,800 staff members.

-- More than 30 percent of Department of Transportation, about 18,300 staff members.

-- 95 percent of Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), about 7,100 staff members.

-- Approximately 52,000 IRS staff members.

Museums and the zoo

-- 1 national zoo (in Washington, D.C.) will close Jan. 2 if there is no resolution before then. (Don’t worry about the animals though; the National Zoo said the care and feeding of animals will always continue even without funding).

-- 19 Smithsonian museums (in Washington, D.C. and New York) will close Jan. 2 if there is no resolution before then
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