I was a cop in a major metro area for nearly 40 years. I am now retired. But, when the economy began its downturn a few years back everyone in the police department and the city in general had t take unpaid furlough days. No one picketed or demonstrated or whined about it since the choice was to either take the furlough days or have fellow employees laid off.
These federal workers are a bunch of whining, self absorbed, self entitled, cry babies.