“A huge share of government workers were going to take vacation days, say, between Christmas and New Year’s,” Hassett said during a PBS Newshour interview. “And, then we have a shutdown, and, so they can’t go to work, and so then they have the vacation, but they don’t have to use their vacation days. And, then they come back, and then they get their back pay.”
“Then they’re, in some sense, they’re better off,” he continued.
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