TSA Agents

Transportation Security Agency officers are quitting their jobs as the partial government shutdown continues into the third week. President Donald Trump ordered a partial gov't shutdown on Dec. 22 after Democratic lawmakers refused to approve $5.7 billion in border wall funding.

Hydrick Thomas, who heads a TSA union for federal employees, says TSA agents are no longer calling in sick - they are quitting as their bills pile up with no end to the shutdown in sight.

"Every day I'm getting calls from my members about their extreme financial hardships and need for a paycheck. Some of them have already quit and many are considering quitting the federal workforce because of this shutdown," Thomas said in a statement posted to the union's website on Tuesday.

He said the shutdown could mean longer lines for travelers going through airport security checkpoints.

The TSA employs approximately 50,000 agents at airports around the country. The agents are essential government workers who must remain on the job during a shutdown.

According to USA Today, Thomas warned the situation could pose a threat to the nation's travelers "since we don't have enough trainees in the pipeline or the ability to process new hires."
 
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President Trump was unmoved by the calls to end the shutdown. In a meeting with Senate leaders, Trump said he expected the partial gov't shutdown to continue for weeks, months or years - until he gets the $5.7 billion to fund the border wall.

While speaking to reporters during an hour-long press conference after the meeting, Trump said government workers would be able to handle any financial issues that might arise from being out of work.

He reminded reporters that every President -- including Barack Obama -- has shut down the federal government during their terms in office.

"It's very important that we have great border security. It will be over with sooner than people think," Trump said.

During a nationally televised address from the Oval Office on Jan. 8, Trump urged the American people to support his battle with the Democrats for border wall funding. "This is a choice between right and wrong, justice and injustice," he said, describing border security as "a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul."

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  • Trey

    Trump's shutdown.....

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    Well IMO that's pretty dumb to quit. Just sign up for unemployment and look for a new job if you must while preserving your bread and butter job.

  • Oh Tommie

    The air traffic controllers aren't getting paid either. I was supposed to fly to ATL next week...hell to the naw. I'll stay home and enjoy my free time in these comments lol

  • WutizstillHERE!

    Are we great yet?

  • Oh Tommie

    If you work for the Feds, you have to get approval before you have a second job....guess where the "approvers" are: probably furloughed too. I agree that it SEEMS dumb, but we don't know those folks financial situation. Unemployment maxes out at $430 in my state

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    Get the approval after you get the job, besides approval from whom, you're shut down.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    For 2 years Trump had a Republican senate and House... and he could have pushed hard for his wall then if he wanted, but didn't. If it was such a crisis and emergency why didn't he do anything these past 2 years?

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I said it once, and I'll say it again. Now is the time to fly! I cant stand TSA they make the flight experience horrible and cause folks anxiety #smokeandmirros

  • Chicagowise

    Trump better be careful. He is moving in a very dangerous direction.

  • Ryan

    "a crisis of the heart and a crisis of the soul" is worrying about getting evicted, not being able to feed your kids, etc. Being a dumb redneck/self-hating POC who doesn't like brown people is NOT "a crisis of the heart, a crisis of the soul." What this is, is madness by a wannabe dictator. Can't wait to hear what Cohen has to say.

  • Victorious82

    He was busy trying to undo everything the previous president did. That was his priority and banning legal immigrants from sh|thole countries from coming over.

  • dru and neil

    Is this a serious comment or sarcasm.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I don't think they'd qualify for unemployment, because technically they still have a job. They just aren't being paid for it right now... but they're not unemployed.

  • Soda

    Why does he constantly bring up Obama's name, like "Anything he can do, I can do better. " He told federal workers to ask their fathers for money, and Coast Guards to have garage sales. ?

  • Rainbowbelow

    And to be Uber drivers and babysitters.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Thank yall president. Hes the one who waited two years and after his party lost spectacurlarly to make this wall ish an issue.

  • Oh Tommie

    Supposed to be apolitical in the workplace which is commonly part of monthly trainings...yet, on EVERY floor in EVERY building all of the TVs show CNN 24/7. That's just in my agency...they push the politics down our throats.

    I don't plan on gambling with my good government job to have another that certainly will pay me a fraction of what I normally would get paid...same thing with how others violate the rules. It's about more than money and a paycheck for me, and this shutdown can't last forever. I feel sorry for those who are working for free in high stressed/paced jobs.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So... people actually thought that a greedy New York billionaire was going to be a fighter for the middle class & working class people? smh

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    He thinks he’s invincible and sandra and the rest of the cult members are clapping along like he’s making sense.

  • Coy little wink

    Are ticket prices getting slashed?

  • Parent

    You think so? I feel the opposite because less staff means longer lines. And the fact that the agents are not being paid is going to make them saltier than a bag of wise potato chips which means even stanker attitudes.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Oh look at you being all logical and shit.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I wonder how many federal workers voted for senor orange

  • Joy King

    Exactly! Only if you've been furloughed can you apply for unemployment. Which is a temporary leave from work that isn't paid. A lot of these people have to still work without a check, hoping for back pay. Craziness.

  • Victorious82

    ?????? sarcasm dear.

  • sunni_daze

    I would say he trying to start a riot, but that would never happen in America.

  • T Willis

    This f*cking idiot ?????. So, the border is more important than Americans losing pay over this nonsense? It’s more important than a potential terrorist attack? Really?! Omg I hope all the ppl suffering from lack of pay are trump supporters. I hope all those toothless, rednecks, r@c!$t that depend on the govt are starving, facing foreclosures, and debt! I hope all of them are ?????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile I hear dem folks at fed prison done had it ..... could you imagine gaurding felons with no pay ..... shid ......... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/51c6b3f7a6512ebaa1918af76267cbf3565dd650397e2957034187e652b8b8a3.gif

  • Appplesauce

    Nobody is a fighter for the middle class imo. The middle class keeps this country afloat. The poor is just that and the rich know damn near ever loophole to keep from paying their fair share.

  • Coy little wink

    How can they force people to work with no pay. That's slavery isn't it?

  • DroneRivers

    Well with all this weakened security, all those drugs he was talking about the other day have a better chance of getting in.

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    Furloughed employees can most definitely apply for unemployment, probably after a week.

  • DroneRivers

    Not really. They were just tired of a Black man being in charge.

  • Chicagowise

    Yeah, but no fortress is impenetrable.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I can tell ya what one my old coworkers a repub said to me .... they made more money when Repubs was in office ....... dead as hell .... now look at they azz chile ..... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0010ab234cd9fa939551ce74aa064672a499de3cdb80448ef0668cd7d39d3b1d.gif

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yes !!!!! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/236ffd248f6d917306fb8afa3e1c0fbaafad1639eeb5cd577c3b63edf5867757.gif That's exactly what it is !! Slavery !!!! Difference is ...all colors are involved

  • WhoKnew

    Probably quite a few.

  • DroneRivers

    Any day now!

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I'm not working for free...I'm an adult with bills

  • T Willis

    Oh, yes, it will. And this situation is about to hit a boiling point. Can you imagine marital law being declared with no one to protect you from these crazed r@c!$t rednecks? Who have military grade weaponry and know tactical warefare? Against blacks and other minorities who - for the most part - are passive and non-violent against yts? Yeah, we are slowing moving there thanks idiot Orange.

  • HotInCleveland

    I don’t blame them. I never wanted a job in the public sector for this very reason plus the additional scrutiny that they have to endure.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Lol exactly

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    So you know moral there is gone ..... they probably taking bribes from da prisoners chile ...... mess

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Lol I hope not, but I wouldn't put it past them. I wouldn't be surprised if they walked out

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • R in NYC

    Sandra you still standing by this Orange idiot?

  • Blak

    I guess you haven't heard of a union before? They strike all the time

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile some of them got kids in daycare that needs to be paid ..... chile .... this is a ripple

  • dru and neil

    You act like folks on here don’t actually rattle off this kind of dribble, that’s why I asked point blank.

  • Coy little wink

    How does that answer my question? When you strike you are not working

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Passing the blame ..... that fool do more blaming .... you get a blame you get a blame you get a blame ..... everyone gets a blame but him .... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/1e0a9e5929bc93d5ec784281f8a81dee862e6aa0dc172150d02536a6df962d4c.gif

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yes, but to my understanding TSA officers have not been furloughed. They are still required to show up for work, and they'll get paid when the government fully re-opens.

  • DroneRivers

    He sure does! That's all he does when he's not lying about something.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I know and its a huge ripple, more like a wave. Bio-hazard Orange Face is just making a mess of things. But that's what them folks wanted.

  • HotInCleveland

    ??????

  • CrunchyBlack1

    damn this is unfortunate. all over a damn wall that aint gone keep nobody out.

  • HotInCleveland

    Trump should settle for a mote with an electrical current along the US-Mexico border.

  • WhoKnew

    It's sad to say but I agree that his supporters who are facing financial hardship because of the shutdown have no one to blame but themselves for voting for him. This fool showed his supporters who he really was and they voted for him anyway.

  • Oh Tommie

    Well said!!

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I wish...

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    All of the agencies that I know of are on CNN too. every floor, nook and cranny.

    What I think is unfair is those ESSENTIAL employees that have to work while un-ESSENTIAL employees are on leave with DEFERRED PAY.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    The lines are already long with their bad attitudes in tow. Everytime I fly, especially out of NYC it's the worst!

  • http://realitytea.com/ Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    Right, they are double damned. SAD!

  • Coy little wink

    I need a flight next week these prices ?

  • cherrypie

    *crickets* .....Right, becuz she was caping him HARD for a longgggggg time

  • Karen Brady

    chuckles

  • Oh Tommie

    EXACTLY! Not to mention that vacation is cancelled. It's poor timing with the holiday and use or lose time too. One of my co-workers planned a vacation to attend the college football national championship game...guess who couldn't go because his vacation time was cancelled

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    If you plan ahead, try using https://scottscheapflights.com/

  • Joy King

    At this point, for the greater good of the country, I think Pelosi should give Trump his money. Too many innocent people are suffering and it will only get worst if the Shutdown continues.

    The entire border between Texas and Mexico is privately owned land. The rich land owners don't want to give it up to the government, which means the government will have to seize it. That will take years of litigation. The point is, more than likely this wall will never be built and if it is, it won't be on Trump's watch. Let Trump think he won, so the American people who need their paycheck can receive it.

  • Coy little wink

    Thanks!

  • SoulfulLove

    *giggling*

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Exactly! Whats understood......

  • Evillene

    Really? I think not. The U.S. does not negotiate with terrorists.

  • Joy King

    I hear you, but I doubt all those people who don't know how they're going to pay for groceries or daycare next week would agree.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Girl bye! The democrats have been giving in to trump for two years. Each time he gets what he wants he asks for something stupider! What happens the next time he wants Say mueller to be fired and the investigation stopped then what? And you got the billions it’ll take to buils and maintain this wall? Hell.fuck.no. The democrats arent in hot waters over this no matter what fox news and sandra are trying to sell you. Trump said on tape that he’s be proud to shut the gvt people are aware and tgere will be hell to pay.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Of course she is.

  • Renee26

    They should be looking for other employment

  • Renee26

    Ok! Had an employer try that ish with me. Bih shorted me 200 and didn't pay her other staff... I told her I wasn't coming back to work til I got the remainder of my pay from the previous check. She got an attitude with me said I wasn't loyal. LMAO bih this here is a job...and I found another.

  • Wreckognize Game

    He is ok with these people being without pay because him and his cronies are well off. If these senators went without pay they would live off their wealth so it's not even a thought about people that live paycheck to paycheck. 45 didn't want the presidential salary so what does that tell you? This is pathetic on his part. I pray the best for these workers.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So you don't think a terrorist won't take hostages again?

    That's exactly why he only asked for $5 billion for a wall that is estimated to cost $20 billion on the low end because we know how most government projects go over budget.

    If Pelosi and the Democrats give in we will be in another hostage situation at the end of the fiscal year in September.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ha,ha,ha!!!
    Not a moat. wheeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

  • Wreckognize Game

    He will be on tv calling these people quitters and losers. Just an azzhole

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Probably around half.
    A large percentage of federal workers are veterans and they tend to lean Republican.

  • Joy King

    Just consider this. For example the military is considered essential and they still have to show up for work. However, the troops, including those in combat will potentially not be paid during a shutdown. If they followed your advice and quit, who would protect the American people?

    This runs a lot deeper than us saying "F" Trump. That's all I'm saying. Sometimes things have to be sacrificed for the greater good. JMO For the people that are suffering because of this shutdown, I'll continue to keep them in my prayers.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    How?

    Trump just cancelled our scheduled 2.6% pay raise and that cracker over at the USDA cut out their telework and you know a lot of them were sliding by taking care of their children instead of working.

    Well elections have consequences.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly.

    When I point that out to his supporters there was no crisis during his first two years they deflect and dodge.

  • Joy King

    I understand exactly what you're saying and honestly, I'm glad my comment has opened up so much dialogue. Clearly everyone wants Pelosi and the Democrats to remain firm and not give in to Trump's demands. Maybe it will work, but knowing the type of egomaniac Trump is, I'm not optimistic.

    Hopefully I'm wrong and the President will do the right thing. If I'm correct, then WE ALL need to prepare ourselves for very dark times. Because whether you are a government worker or not, eventually if the shutdown continues, it will affect all American people in some capacity.

  • Y me?

    Do they get back pay?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Did you see that fool Acting Attorney General praising Trump from a damn pre-written script?

    Talking about how special the Orange A$$ was for staying in DC during Christmas and not going to Florida.

    That's some dictatorial totalitarian nonsense.

    And they had the nerve to criticize President Obama.

  • soldierwoman89

    Yes we do

  • Judge Mental Will

    Trumpty Dumpty keep blaming Democrats for the Shutdown but the president is the only one with power to do it though ??

  • Li-Wright

    They should walk off.

  • EyeEmJai

    Wait a minute! I don't recall President Obama shutting down the government. That was Congress in 2013. Trump needs to get it together.

  • Li-Wright

    I don't believe terrorists are around the corner ready to hit America.

  • Li-Wright

    This is Trump's shut down. He owns it.

  • hi-liter

    A MF who has been handed everything on a silver platter talmbout “he can relate” ????????.......but um pretty sure his supporters will be just fine....just knowing they can relate to his rich azz while their shat is getting cut off and repossessed can’t feel good no matter how they cape and stand for the Liar.

  • CopperCutie

    Those who are working without pay, will get back-pay. Those of us on furlough currently.will not. There's a chance that congress can approve it due to having lost wages, but that's up in the air. I just bought a house so I'm pissed, thankfully i have some savings but who know how long the man-baby will keep this going.

  • Candie P

    "Trump said government workers would be able to handle any financial issues that might arise from being out of work."

    HOWWWWWW????

  • Lucky8

    Dude ain't got no heart and most definitely no soul. Anyone who places innocent brown babies in prison cages have no heart and no soul.

  • missmiami305

    Give it up! He knows it’s all pointless.
    I swear I died when I saw this.
    https://twitter.com/TheDailyShow/status/1083169537263054849?s=20

  • Lucky8

    They stay lying and the cult 45 base drinks it up.

  • Elevated Soul

    Alright you sorry globalist supporting Democratic PoliTRICKtians,do your job and support the border as you did when Obozo was in office.

    Smart people who care about the safety of American citizens know what's up....Having a wall is the same thing as "locking your doors".

  • JENNYJONES1

    EXACTLY B/C INCOME TAX RETURNS AREN'T JUST ABOUT GOV'T WORKERS NOR DO THEY HAVE ANY COLOR LINES OR SOCIAL CLASS AND ALL COLOR OF PEOPLE ARE ON FOOD STAMPS WITH MORE BEING WHITE AND WHEN YOU PUT ALL THAT TOGETHER IT'S A VERY DANGEROUS SITUATION FOR HIM TO BE HOLDING BACK PEOPLES MONIES. IT'S GOING TO BE CRAZY TOMORROW WHEN THE GOV'T WORKERS DON'T GET A CHECK THEN IF THE 1ST HITS AND PEOPLE DON'T GET FOOD STAMPS IT'LL GET WORST AND HE BETTER HIDE IF THE IRS CAN'T START PROCESSING INCOME TAXES AND PEOPLE WON'T GET THOSE CHECKS. I SURE AS HELL WOULD BE SCARED TO STAND BESIDE THAT MAN STARTING TOMORROW.........JENNY JONES!!!

  • DeeFromLA

    So given what we saw with 911 this jackass thinks the "The Wall" and keeping poor non terrorist Mexicans out of the country is more important than airport safety.

  • Renee26

    Their bills have to be paid somehow

  • WhoKnew

    It's got to be pretty embarrassing for any of his supporters to admit that they voted for him. And while his lights and gas are on and he's got food on the table and their lights and gas are being turned off they would vote for him again. Fortunately, they won't get the chance to. Thanking God in advance for that!

  • WhoKnew

    Not the cult 45? You sho got that right. LOL.

  • Y me?

    So sorry to hear that ?

  • WhoKnew

    You are so right. They can't give in because he is so mentally retarded and sick-minded that there will be another threat from him to hold this country and all Americans hostage at his will. They should never give into him. That would be the worst mistake they could make because he doesn't have a brain so there is nothing in his head but hatred and spewing hate and hurting innocent people and innocent children and babies. And as far as a heart, he doesn't have one of those either. I guess when his deddy kept telling him when he was a child that he wasn't shyt and that he was an imbecile that really effed him up and made him bat-shyt crazy.

  • Dowoop

    They can't force them but many continue because they don't want to give up their "prized" gov't job. Also they know there will be no paycheck when this is over if they don't work. I guess they figure it's the lesser of two evils. Some of these ppl plan for hard times and have a little something saved to rely on

  • Oh Tommie

    Right...but Pence and crew are getting $10K pay raises

  • HotInCleveland

    I’m just sayin ?????

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    This man does not care about American citizens and their jobs. He has his arms folded like a two year old refusing to eat his vegetables, while workers are now unemployed. It's not just being unemployed that gets you, it's the trying to catch up once you get a job and trying to re-stabilize your household. That can take up to a year or longer to dig out of your hole once you fall behind if you are living pay check to pay check. He is a piece of crap for putting this country in danger and even worst hurting these people's livelihood.

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Did he say that????!!! Wow. Just wow.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I am calling Trump a terrorist.

  • BxGirl

    They should be applying for UNemployment! They lost their jobs through no fault of their own!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    It's really not fair to hold others' lives hostage while you're not having to make any sacrifices yourself.
    Where are these people supposed to live if they get put out? What about the credit strikes going against their credit reports?

  • ZZZ

    Smart people who care about the safety of America citizens would know how to compromise instead of acting like a two year old throwing tantrums all over the place.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    What about those people who were about to buy newer homes or cars? They can't. Will they lose their deposits, etc. if they can't take ownership?

  • the guest

    It makes me sick to my stomach reading this. So disagree with Trump and and financial ruin. He's scapegoating Democrats for his tyranny. He's making it look like they are to blame for struggling Americans simply because they don't agree with the border wall. So he's leveraging the base survival of American workers to force support of the wall. This is very evil. This is a satanic white house.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    People will be bringing all kinds of stuff into the country!!

  • Ryan

    WTF, I thought I blocked your negative, ignorant azz. Hopefully second time's the charm.

  • Ryan

    I got a friend right now who's furloughed and said that this shutdown is ruining his life, which TBH scared me cause he's usually the one out of all us who's usually positive. trump is a POS.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    All his tenants should stop paying their rent.
    TSA workers should skip on their bill at Trump hotels..."Charge it to my Boss!"
    His SS agents should just all walk off at 5pm pronto.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Yes, but if you're 30 days behind on your car note what's to stop them from repo-ing your car?

  • Well$$Well$$?

    ????

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    I swear we don't need a wall. What we need is to stop making America a place where people want to come. Stop with paying for homes. Stop paying for school. Stop giving out money for groceries. Stop putting the language in anything other than English. Stop giving out free English classes. Stop giving jobs to illegal immigrants. Stop renting to them. Stop giving out free cell phones. Stop giving out medicare and dental. Just stop making America a place that they would want to come, and guess what, they won't want to come. If you know that if you cross the border and there isn't going to be a better life, you won't come if you know you are going to be on the sidewalk. No wall needed, just change the laws.

  • Coffee1st

    I scanned over some article where the workers were given a tip sheet for how to make money during the GS. They suggested these ppl babysit, mow grass, hold a yard sale, etc.
    I was insulted and I'm not even a federal worker....

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Not by a long shot buddy.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    And we're Still waiting on our Reparations!

  • Well$$Well$$?

    I really think that Trump is going to end up on the wrong side of history with this issue. How can he say people who are being asked to work for free will be ok? People have mortgages/rent,car payments and life. For his 5 billion dollar wall. America is/was a violent country. With or without illegal immigrants. There is no such thing as impenetrable anything. If people want to get into this country. They will find a way.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    That's the wh0le idea. Racial chaos.
    He's already called minorities every name in the book.

  • Coffee1st

    You funny.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    That entire premise was off from the very beginning!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I won't be able to sneak my ham, collards and chitlins through.

  • Coffee1st

    Just read all the comments. I've got nothing besides what's already been said. All i can do is shake my head and hope this ends soon. We've had plenty of unethical Presidents. But 45 is s very, very special case. This man DOES.
    NOT.
    GIVE.
    A.
    DAMN.
    He will knowingly throw this county into complete chaos with a straight face and absolutely no emotion. But you know what?
    He is this country's answer to itself. If you have any sense..any wisdom, you'll know what to do.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    A wall won't keep the bad guys out.

  • MsFree

    Sadly...they are still supporters. The people who support this guy are clearly brainwashed and a loss cause.

  • Jethro
  • MsFree

    Technically before the midterms the Dem didn’t have the votes to truly vote against anything he wanted. They just recently took control of the house.

  • Alan C

    Is it just coincidental that not one of the articles about the TSA agents indicate how many have quit?

  • Jethro

    Ya think? ? He thinks he's UNTOUCHABLE and I can't wait for life to put hands on him.

  • the guest

    Michael Cohen said it clear as day at his sentencing that he was brainwashed. Trump supporters are completely brainwashed. They're in a cult. They would starve and die penniless for Trump. This is far beyond political affiliation. This is borderline People's Temple level mind control.

  • pure_rachet

    Can somebody explain to me what the difference is? if he pays them now or later? I don't get it. Why is he punishing federal workers?I never understood what a shutdown really does.

  • Sandyb1117

    Why isn't Mexico paying for the it? That's what Trump told the country. There shouldn't be a debate. Where are the funds from Mexico?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Your creditors...mortgage, utilities, car insurance, day care, credit cards, etc. usually all want their money within a 30 day cycle. With no check coming in and little savings, how will you pay them?
    They want their money NOW...not 6-10 weeks from now. They don't care that you work for the Federal gov. They are reporting to the credit bureau that you are late...so your credit score goes down. They repo your car.
    The terms of your lease could dictate that you may only have 45 days to pay or your landlord can file to have you evicted.
    It can snowball into a nightmare.

    The shutdown is simply Trump trying to twist the Democrats arms behind their backs to get what he wants...a wall. Totally innocent people just because he can.
    I hope that helps.

  • SoChlo

    Trump just said he never said Mexico would pay for the wall.

  • bella28498 .

    They need to quit they are mad annoying. Use to love traveling before TSA

  • bella28498 .

    I hope they aren’t there when I go in my trip next month!

  • Chocolate Bliss

    If airports were privatized you would have less rights, but you people are too stupid to realize that.

  • Chocolate Bliss

    Right!! White men are the scourge of earth. They are already in this country and control it. They need to build a wall around white men.

  • Sandyb1117

    That's what he said during the campaign. That was his most important agenda. He's been saying Mexico is paying for this since the beginning. I don't understand why they're going back and forth. That's what he said.

  • HoneyHitchcock

    He’s clueless

  • HoneyHitchcock

    Joy I understand your position. It is sad that so many people risk losing their homes, cars and other life essentials because Trump wants to play games. It’s no issue for him because he’ll always have a nice home, car and he’ll always know that his family is fed. Due to different circumstances some government workers live from check to check and with no income this could potentially do major financial damage. Think of how this will affect a person that’s worked so hard to keep their credit score good. The loss of a home, car, unpaid, even late payments can destroy your credit score and make it very difficult to rebuild to your pre Trump lifestyle

  • goheadwiththat

    In the job that I am in, I encounter so many people that now realize that they were wrong in assuming that they voted in someone just like them. I have always told my mom that this guy doesn't care enough about people in general to do what will benefit ANY group of people. Every time I hear his name, in my mind I see a 2 year old kicking and screaming in the candy isle of the grocery store.

  • bella28498 .

    I been traveling way before tsa.... traveling was more fun and less stressful.

  • goheadwiththat

    I say he should pay for it himself.

  • goheadwiththat

    This right here!!

  • goheadwiththat

    A heads up to those who can use this information, there will be no SNAP/Food stamps paid to recipients after January 20. If a household is entitled to February benefits, they will receive them on January 20 and should budget carefully because there won't be any more until this shutdown is resolved. This is true for all states.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Thank you! Even more so to my point! Hes bullshtting and folks like sandra help smear that bullsht on toast and want us to call it peanut butter. No

  • HotInCleveland

    Right. Like propaganda ?

  • Disgustd

    And the only 'credible' threat is within the US govt, not some rag tag band of arabs with box cutters. TSA is just another way for Big Brother to humiliate you publicly and let you know he's watching everything.

  • Disgustd

    Another thing you didn't mention is the US govt should stop meddling in their home countries internal affairs and politics and thus making them unsafe places to live. US govt policies are primarily to blame for why these people are fleeing to the US in the first place. They destabilize their home countries and then complain when they show up at the US's door. Know what the govt is doing in your name outside the country.

  • Disgustd

    Who really still believes that 9/11 was committed by people not connected to the US government? Tell me, do you also still believe in Santy Claus?

  • Disgustd

    Now you know EL Cheeto ain't never used his own money for nuthin!

  • Disgustd

    I'm sure the Natives wish they had of locked their doors when y'all penal colonists showed up knocking.

  • Disgustd

    He also says he's very smart. lol..

  • Disgustd

    Uber, Lyft. Welcome to the peer sharing economy and the result of offshoring and outsourcing. What happened to unemployment? They don't qualify for that? And if not, wonder why they changed that? And wonder WHO changed that? So does congress still get paid while there is a shut down or no? I'm just curious.

  • T Willis

    And we are in the middle of winter!!! These gas companies do not play! I am beyond words smdh

  • millz

    Yup the government workers are pawns... the Democratic Party is gonna end up caving in because people are going to be hurting and that’s when the real ? show is gonna begin... that wall money is another debt to add to the other trillions of dollars ?

  • millz

    Expect something to pop off soon

  • millz

    Does this include people who receive childcare assistance through dfacs?

  • Jethro
  • Cannelle

    So...he is focused on the terrestrial border, but fük entry into the country by air?

    Makes zer0 sense, but that's BLOTUS for you.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    what about transit subsidy as well ... this is a mess chile this will spill out with the state as well .... smh

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That's a mess .... so glad I left ... took a chance .... and it was one of the hardest best decisions of my life .... shewt

  • SoChlo

    He held a press conference and said “I never said Mexico would write a check for the wall, I said they would pay for the wall which they’re doing through the Canada Mexico US trade deal”. When I heard that I was dumbfounded. He really must think everybody is stupid.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Whut? R U serious? People won't get Food stamps? How is that even possible?! smh

  • sunni_daze

    I'm not talking racial riots, I'm speaking of people who can't pay their bills and feed their kids type riot. But Americans are too brainwashed to revolt. We will continue to tweet our opinions, but it won't exceed a small protest.

  • sunni_daze

    Everyone is talking race. I'm talking the inability to take care of your family riot. At this point black or white, the real beef is not being able to take care of your family.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    They are already protesting in the ATL.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    APPLAUSE!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I dunno...people actually burned down their communities back in the 60s. Desperate people do crazy things.

  • Coffee1st

    Good questions. I'll be honest and tell you I don't know.... there are plenty of fonts on here who are well-informed. Keep scrolling, they talk about some of this stuff. I'll give you the basic, short answer though: whatever, if any, recourse these people have, they will have to jump through hoops to get. Who made these rules? The Elites and uber rich who have never walked 10 ft in the working man's shoes. Why? They've got to keep us broke, stressed, sick, frustrated and at EACH OTHER'S necks. Who will have time to critically think and act upon the reality of the conclusion if they're to busy wondering how they're going to eat and keep a roof over their heads.
    And, hail yeah, they're getting paid - one way or another.

  • Ajavee

    I've heard of the same thing too.

  • Ajavee

    Thing is those supporters would not care to spite themselves.

  • Ajavee

    Sorry you're dealing with all of this.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    True. Trump is screwing up everyone's life.

  • Ajavee

    Excellent post!

  • SmartAtheist

    Simple fix: when the Gov't shuts down the congressmen and women should not get paid either and still have to work. However I know that has too much common sense to be enacted in this country.

  • Trace da Ace

    damn shame....for real....all because a self proclaimed "BILLIONAIRE" wants the american people to fund something that he can EASILY pay for himself.....smdh....THIS IS AMERICA!

  • Evillene

    "Cult 45"? I like it.

  • Renee26

    It can take a month for unemployment to kick in...a first check can come in 2 weeks

  • Parent

    You might be able to. No pay = Not giving a damn

  • ShWa

    Man this is sounding messier by the second.

  • deadellamore

    F*CK TRUMP AND HIS STUPID WALL! DEMOCRATICS HOLD TIGHT! WE NOT GIVING SH*T! IF HE IS SO DAMN RICH GO PAY IT FOR IT YOURSELF YOU HATEFUL MF! WE GOT PPL IN PUERTO RICO WITH NO LIGHTS AND WATER, FLINT STILL HAS NO CLEAN WATER, HOMES BURNED TO THE GROUND IN CA, HOMELESS VETERANS, KIDS BEING MURDERED AT SCHOOL BY GUNS, GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES BEING EVICTED CAUSE THEY CAN'T PAY THEIR RENT BUT HE WANTS TAXPAYERS TO GIVE HIM BILLIONS FOR A WALL?! KICK ROCKS TRUMP!

  • s e l i n a k y l e.

    This is especially troubling because TSA agents had to jump through hoops just to get the job. It takes months, even up to a year, to get hired & trained. I would be highly upset if I were working without a paycheck, for all the government puts you through to get that thankless job in the first place.

  • ClaireHuxtable
  • Toni Bazley

    45 doesn't care about those workers who are not getting paid...I hope they didn't vote for his crazy ass

  • R in NYC

    Damn shame

  • bella28498 .

    Say it louder for the ni99as in the back

  • A J

    Umph! Where were the outrage with this shutdown.
    The Obamacare Shutdown
    Duration: 16 days, beginning Oct. 1, 2013, and ending Oct. 17, 2013
    President: Barack Obama

  • A J

    Keep letting those illegals in and America is going to end up like Venezuela. Facing empty supermarket shelves, deadly power cuts, a lack of access to medication. etc

  • A J

    Elevated Soul speaketh the truth.

  • A J

    Chucky & the Bride of Chucky should give it up.

  • A J

    Mexico will in the long run. Each illegal cost Americans $70,000 to feed, school. and house.

  • A J

    Thats why He hasn't given up.

  • A J

    So, illegals are more important than Americans losing pay to secure our Borders. LOL. see how that work.

  • goheadwiththat

    Because the federal dollars won't be available to fund the program. They will get February benefits on the 20th of this month so people will see an extra amount but should budget because no more will come until this is over. We are working to make sure all benefits due to people are there by the 18th so it rolls out smoothly

  • goheadwiththat

    We don't have an official word yet on what we call TANF. I am praying this is fixed because the number of people affected by that child care...sigh. I pray we don't find out

  • goheadwiththat

    LOL. I promise I needed this laugh. Thank you

  • ClaireHuxtable

    W0w...so sad.

  • T Willis

    Yes and yes.

    See how that works?

  • 11pink123

    I guess it’s just me. But I ain’t loosing no sleep over no TSA.. That whole process at the airport is annoying. If someone really want to do something they gone find away to do it. The only person that can stop them is God.

  • 11pink123

    I more mad ppl trying to act like they really care about TSA... I guess yall gone be crying if Experian and transunion shut down too.??

  • angelpat2812

    Well I know one thing about human nature, if something don"t jump off, crime is going to seriously go up! People will go into survival mode, just like any other tragedy. Whether it be a natural disaster or man made. And you better believe it!

  • T Willis

    TSA has been an integral part of keeping our country safe. They check for weaponry, or any type of explosions, before passengers board the flight. With their presence being ommitted, we are vulnerable to attacks. Do you remember 9/11? How our aircraft carriers were used as bombs to cause mayhem and destruction? This is where we are headed, especuallly with agent orange in the yt house. This is so much bigger than you realize and we are too vulnerable

  • EMILY POST

    Good well there is a lot of out of work black people that can apply once the shutdown is over. TSA agents make decent $$.

    They should be mad that there government officials are willing to stop the government over foreign people that are not citizens all to just keep up BS with the current sitting President.

  • DC Ren’ee

    I'm Sure Some Of These Federal Workers Voted For 45...SMDH!! And Mad ASS Hell!!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Exactly! They're going to have to build more jails.

  • parisjok

    no, they will be getting them

  • goheadwiththat

    Hi .The last word I got about 2 hours ago is that February benefits will now be issued February 17 instead of January 20. Is there an update?
    Edited to say, IbhaventI been watching the news but I got a text from my supervisor about the change to February.