The Shutdown is About to Get Real

Today is an empty payday for hundreds of thousands of federal workers paying for Trump, Schumer and Pelosi's tantrum.

Before today, it has been easy to argue over the partial federal government shutdown in emotional terms, and in visible…

Rent and mortgage payments are due. Heating bills, electric bills, car payments, and tuition bills are due. Credit card bills to pay for Christmas gifts are due. And no money is coming in for hundreds of thousands of federal workers.

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