Federal shutdown: Who gets paid, and when
October 9th, 2013
03:48 PM ET
6 months ago

Federal shutdown: Who gets paid, and when

(CNNMoney) - If a federal worker is on the job, he or she must be paid. The only question is when.

Even though the government is currently shut down, most of the federal government's 3.5 million workers remain on the job, and not on furlough. About 3 million staffers are reporting for duty because they have been deemed essential to the public safety.

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  1. Stuffit

    We always hear about how we are running out of money to pa Social Security, how come we never hear about money for welfare running out.

    October 9, 2013 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  2. Larry in Houston

    no wonder they only have a 5% favorability rating. That's as pathetic as it gets, I guess. lol – Wonder if that 5% is themselves + their immediate families ??

    I used to think 7% was really bad, and could not get any worse. lol –
    wow – If I had the gals that work for me, at a 5% favorability rating, my customer base would dwindle, and put me out of Business. (hint: the voters need to get rid of the problem) (ie: vote them out)

    October 9, 2013 05:13 pm at 5:13 pm |
  3. freedom

    @rs, Marcus

    The facts are – the funding comes from the House, but during a government shutdown, the president has the authority to lift certain bans – such as helping the families of the fallen soldiers have a proper return and burial of their loved ones who have served our country. You can't admit that this president is truly heartless, and has absolutely NO respect for the American military.

    October 9, 2013 05:37 pm at 5:37 pm |