It appears now that it worked as well as when then Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker furloughed thousands of county workers to save money. That only cost taxpayers $6 million.
Ryan's and Johnson's stunt will cost a lot more now that a federal judge ruled it to be in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act, based on this story by Doug Cunningham of Workers Independent News:
Now that federal judge has ruled the government violated its own Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying workers on time during the federal government shutdown, the government has until September 2nd to respond. The law provides for damages to be paid these workers. The case – Martin et al. v. The United States Of America – could win damages for as many as 1.3 million government workers impacted by the shutdown.So we will get to pay all those workers for the time the pay they missed and not get the services they were supposed to provide.
Is there any question as to why we need Rob Zerban to represent the state and make sure that the taxpayers are protected by the very expensive political stunts of Paul Ryan?