Back to my point: "government" is just people doing their jobs as best they can given the resources they have. Government not a boogie man stealing candy from babies. Just trying to add some perspective about what it must feel like to have your office shut down for some ideological reason. And then to top that off, people expect extra effort to keep things going.
as best they can? they're still gonna get retroactively paid for not doing their jobs other than writing notes to leave. and a pension in some cases.