White House economist Kevin Hassett warned on Wednesday that if the shutdown continued through March, it could erase economic growth in the first quarter. He also doesn't appear to know how grocery stores work.
About 1 percent of federal workers still receive hard copies of their checks in the mail, or have them deposited electronically in small credit unions.
Trump said that banks are "working along" with federal workers who are unable to meet mortgage payments.
Wilbur Ross is worth almost $3 billion. "This is an opportunity for all parties to work together for the benefit of our whole handsome, wonderful nation", Trump said. Pelosi asked Thursday. "Or, "Call your father for money"?"
Even as President Donald Trump backs down and agrees to a short-term deal that reopens the government, he isn't giving up on his push for a U.S. -Mexico border wall.
Trump said he hadn't heard Ross' statement but acknowledged that "perhaps he should have said it differently". "He's done a great job". But a senior official says agencies are in charge of their own payroll issues and workers should check with their departments for details about when their paychecks will arrive.
Tauler was one of about 800,000 furloughed federal workers thrust into weeks of uncertainty and financial hardship - leading many to take out loans, apply for unemployment, do temporary jobs and launch online campaigns asking for donations.
Trump wounded by border wall retreat in deal to end shutdown
By backing himself into the shutdown with no way out, Davis said, Trump displayed a lack of discipline from the start. But the shutdown also had become a big issue as the impact began rippling through the U.S. economy.
The Commerce credit union is helping employees in other ways. No wonder he can't understand the plight of federal workers during the #TrumpShutdown or how trade wars hurt Americans.
Many of those workers are beginning to revolt, calling in sick or saying they can not afford gasoline.
Ross repeatedly stressed that federal workers should simply take out loans to cover their expenses while the government is shut down. "We had a lengthy session with some of the large portions of the workforce yesterday, trying to make sure we understand what their problems are and we are trying to do our best to mitigate them", Ross said. "So the 30 days of pay that some people will be out, there's no real reason why they shouldn't be able to get a loan", he said. The administration planned to eventually send about 46,000 furloughed IRS employees back to work.
The US government shutdown is now the longest in history and there is no clear end in sight after the Senate rejected two bills aimed at ending the impasse. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross questioned why cash-poor workers were using food banks instead of taking out loans.
Curly's House in Miami has been collecting donations and are still asking for them to help these families have meals to eat while they wait to get paid.
Ross also dismissed the impact that paying interest would have on financially gutted federal employees saying, "There really is not a good excuse why there should be a liquidity crisis".
There's been a lot of anticipatory work done but we're miles and miles from getting a resolution and frankly that shouldn't be too surprising.