At first I thought this might be the shutdown quote of the day:
"We're not going to be disrespected. We have to get something out of this. And I don't know what that even is." - Rep. Marlin Stutzman R-Ind.In other words, the hostage takers don't know what their ransom request is, but it better be nice!
But then I saw this:
"I need my paycheck. That's the bottom line." - Rep. Renee Ellmers (R-NC), who won't be deferring her paycheck during the shutdown as some lawmakers have done.I think I speak for 800,000 federal workers when I say, We do too.