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From the Wall Street Journal:

TSA: About 51,000 airport screeners are required to show up to work but aren’t getting paid. Some have already been calling in sick at higher-than-normal rates. So far TSA says that hasn’t led to much longer waits or less security. But if the shutdown drags on, many workers may not be able to hold out for a check and could opt to search for new jobs, Alison Sider reports.

Payday: Hundreds of thousands of federal workers are planning to miss their first paycheck on Friday. About 420,000 employees are working without pay while 380,000 federal employees have been placed on unpaid leave. Real estate website Zillow estimates that unpaid federal workers owe $438 million in mortgage and rent payments alone this month.

People get the government they deserve.

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