Federal employees are the highest paid workers in the USA they received an AVERAGE salary of $ 130,000 a year with all benefits like pension plan, long term care, lifetime medical insurance and many more. During the the shutdown there are 380K NON ESSENTIAL employees this are all political appointees, and Hawaii are solid Democrat except the military serviceman who are regularly re-assigned every 4-8 years. TRUMP shutdown has LITTLE effect on US economy, for January 308,000 GAIN for new jobs, but un-employment went high, from 3.9% to 4.0%. OBAMA’s regime has an average of 5.5% UNemployment one time it reaches 7.8%. US economy is booming, we are the envy of the world, more American are employed, highest in US history and it only happened during Trump era.