Also, maybe the long shut down is by design?
A supposed senior Trump administration official writes:
https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/14/smok ... esistance/
My girlfriend was telling me out in Facebook land, people are applauding the shut down. "It's free to enter national parks now! No entry fees!" someone wrote.As one of the senior officials working without a paycheck, a few words of advice for the president’s next move at shuttered government agencies: lock the doors, sell the furniture, and cut them down.
Federal employees are starting to feel the strain of the shutdown. I am one of them. But for the sake of our nation, I hope it lasts a very long time, till the government is changed and can never return to its previous form.
The lapse in appropriations is more than a battle over a wall. It is an opportunity to strip wasteful government agencies for good.
Also, it's common knowledge, from my experience anyway, that most people who support Trump also hate federal workers. We saw Trump point out that most federal workers are Democrats as if to drive the point home to his base that they don't matter. Federal workers getting hurt is probably seen as a plus to a good chunk of Americans.
Your life is really in a sad state of affairs when someone else's suffering brings you joy.