Notice the elitism in Boehner's face!
You sound just like all of the other democrats.
"THE MEAN OLE REPUBLICANS WANT TO STARVE THE CHILLIN AND PUT THE OLD FOLKS OUT IN THE FREEZING COLD".
VOTE FOR DEMOCRATS - WE GIVE YOU FREE STUFFS FOR YOUR VOTES.
No, you don't understand it correctly.
That is not guaranteed.
Federal workers who are deemed essential will have to report to work and put in a full day of work for NO PAY.
NO GUARANTEE that the backpay will EVER be received, nor be timely.
If I understand it correctly, the federal workers that are laid off due to a shutdown will be getting nothing less than an extended paid vacation. I believe that once the government re-opens they will be recieve their backpay for the time off. Now isn't that a kick in the pants. if that is so, the only savings will be the light bills in the vacant buildings.
If we shut down the gov't and just do away with the Dept of Education and cancel the EPA act, it will be well worth it.
These 2 programs cost the gov't over $200,000,000,000/year and we get almost nothing for our money. Simply put, gov't waste.