800,000 affected in the shut down, after a week,temporary bill came out to pay 400,000 and backpay for all workers that is why they called it Temporary shutdown. Only 400,000 workers were affected, on the 800K Fed employees, 380,000 are called NON-ESSENTIALS workers, this are political appointees, special funds were created, we called them big government employees. Their only chance to be permanent status is when a regular Fed employee will retire. In PH they call this employees as CASUAL, temporary, no position on the govt PLANTILLA. The 380K guaranteed they will NOT vote GOP, they are all Obama’s time appointees. That shows that the Gov’t can function properly without them.Working with the Federal Gov’t is the most Lucrative job in USA, the average pay of Feds worker is $ 130,000 a year, excluding benefits. Why this non essentials will NOT resign, just wait for their time they are already INSIDE, they are also called Balimbing, will tell you now they will vote for Trump, that is how the game played.