Furloughed federal worker Joe McDonald has enough money to pay one more mortgage payment on his family’s Fort Thomas home. “Then I’ll have to…
Furloughed federal worker Joe McDonald has enough money to pay one more mortgage payment on his family’s Fort Thomas home.
“Then I’ll have to figure out what to do,” said the EPA worker as he held a “Stop the Shut-Down” sign Thursday outside an Internal Revenue Service processing center in Covington.
About 40 people chanted statements pleading for an end to the government shutdown, now in its 20th day.
“You spend money on food and that’s it,” McDonald said of his family’s finances.
This is the second-longest government shutdown in the nation’s history, according to USA TODAY. On Saturday, the shutdown will become the longest ever. About 800,000 federal workers are going without pay.
President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats remain deadlocked on a deal the president wants to fund a barrier on the U. S.-Mexico border.
Most of the government workers gathered outside the nearly half a million-square-foot tax processing center declined to speak out of fear of losing their jobs.

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