In the United States, the paralysis of the federal government has entered its fifth week. 800,000 federal employees, nearly half of whom are forced to work, no longer receive their salary. In Washington, they are starting to find long time.

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<p class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "About fifteen people are displayed in the good mood of yoga mat on the floor, in a sports hall of a bourgeois district of Washington. All are employed by the federal administration and constraints to inactivity by partial paralysis of government. Today, the course is free. " I wanted to do something for those employees who go around in circles waiting to get back to work Says Professor Jen Dryer, "& nbsp;yoga brings calm, serenity, allows to breathe and relax, it is an activity perfectly adapted to their situation. They are deprived of income and see the bills accumulate, it is a major stressor& nbsp; "." data-reactid = "24"> Fifteen people are in the good mood of yoga mats on the floor, in a sports hall of a bourgeois district of Washington. All are employed by the federal administration and constraints to inactivity by partial paralysis of government. Today, the course is free. " I wanted to do something for those employees who go around in circles waiting to get back to work Says Professor Jen Dryer, " yoga brings calm, serenity, allows to breathe and relax, it is an activity perfectly adapted to their situation. They are deprived of income and see the bills accumulate, it is a major stressor ".

<p class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "For Sandra whose husband works in the private sector the question of resources is not yet paramount, but forced inactivity is heavy, and this course is welcome. "& nbsp;We're all looking for something to do to stay active, there's a lot of pipe exchange, where we can go, or free sports classes, all kinds of activities that keep us busy& nbsp; "explains the young forty-year-old before putting on the postures on her carpet. Many sports halls, cafes, restaurants offer discounts or free benefits for government employees affected by the budget impasse. After the yoga class, Marie has an appointment with one of her friend NASA employee, also cantoned at homeI try to have an activity outside the house every day: go for a coffee somewhere, take a yoga class, but I can not plan anything. At any time, the government can call us back to the office. So we have to organize every day for the next dayShe says. "Data-reactid =" 25 "> For Sandra, whose husband works in the private sector, the question of resources is not yet essential, but forced inactivity is heavy, and this course is welcome. " We're all looking for something to do to stay active, there's a lot of pipe exchange, where we can go, or free sports classes, all kinds of activities that keep us busy Explains the young forty-year-old before putting on the postures on her carpet. Many sports halls, cafes, restaurants offer discounts or free benefits for government employees affected by the budget impasse. After the yoga class, Marie has an appointment with one of her friend NASA employee, also cantoned at homeI try to have an activity outside the house every day: go for a coffee somewhere, take a yoga class, but I can not plan anything. At any time, the government can call us back to the office. So we have to organize every day for the next day"She says.

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The subway that leads to downtown Washington is desert at the usual rush hours. 40% of the users who normally pass through it are federal employees. The agency which manages the underground lines of the capital insures to lose 400 000 dollars of losses every day because of the paralysis of the administration. On the major avenues that crisscross the heart of the federal capital, car parks, restaurants, shops also suffer from the closure of government offices. Even White House economists recognize that shutdown has implications for the US growth rate.

<p class = "canvas-atom-text-canvas Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "On Pennsylvania Avenue, the premises of World Kitchen swarm The organization, which usually distributes meals in areas affected by humanitarian disasters, has decided to open a free canteen for unpaid federal employees. " We are settled between the Congress and the White House, it is a symbolic choice "Says Alexandra Garcia employee of the association, which distributes some five thousand meals per day in the heart of the federal capital. Cooking volunteers are mostly government employees forced into inactivity. " For the moment I'm keen financially, but for how long? I do not know…"Sighs an employee of a nearby ministry. " We must pay attention to every penny spent. A meal does not seem like anything, but it is a precious help. Some federal employees, strangled by the accumulation of bills and lack of revenue, are looking for alternative solutions. " Today I had an interview to become a substitute teacher Says a woman in the line leading to the distribution counter. And in an emotionally charged voice she adds, "& nbsp;Should someone commit suicide so that the situation is taken seriously? It's tragic. I was angry at first, now I'm just sad& nbsp; "" data-reactid = "28"> On Pennsylvania Avenue, World Kitchen's premises are teeming with people, and the organization, which usually delivers meals to areas hit by humanitarian disasters, has decided to open a free canteen for federal employees who are not paid. " We are settled between the Congress and the White House, it is a symbolic choice "Says Alexandra Garcia employee of the association, which distributes some five thousand meals per day in the heart of the federal capital. Cooking volunteers are mostly government employees forced into inactivity. " For the moment I'm keen financially, but for how long? I do not know…"Sighs an employee of a nearby ministry. " We must pay attention to every penny spent. A meal does not seem like anything, but it is a precious help. Some federal employees, strangled by the accumulation of bills and lack of revenue, are looking for alternative solutions. " Today I had an interview to become a substitute teacher Says a woman in the line leading to the distribution counter. And in an emotionally charged voice she adds, " Should someone commit suicide so that the situation is taken seriously? It's tragic. I was angry at first, now I'm just sad ".

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<p class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "Outside the queue extends over several tens of Ellen is at the far end, behind the corner of the street, she's been in the office for two days now, having lunch here. " My husband and I have been working for over a month without receiving our salary "She explains," we will have to borrow, maybe we will be unemployed to receive benefits that we will have to pay when we finally get paid."In a weary tone where vibrate accents of anger, the fifties continues:" Being used as pawns to fulfill a campaign promise, gives us the impression that we have no value. The rich people of Congress should not be paid either, as we … And the president should not touch money, that's all I have to say … ". Ellen discreetly wipes a tear. A man by his side takes his arm in compassion. " It's really unfair"He says," we are all servants of the government, and we are held hostage by our employer. This crisis leaves me pensive: why continue to work for an administration that displays so much contempt for its employees?"Data-reactid =" 30 "> Outside the line stretches for several tens of meters Ellen is at the end, behind the corner of the street Required at the office, it's been two days since she comes to have lunch here. " My husband and I have been working for over a month without receiving our salary "She explains," we will have to borrow, maybe we will be unemployed to receive benefits that we will have to pay when we finally get paid."In a weary tone where vibrate accents of anger, the fifties continues:" Being used as pawns to fulfill a campaign promise, gives us the impression that we have no value. The rich people of Congress should not be paid either, as we … And the president should not touch money, that's all I have to say … ". Ellen discreetly wipes a tear. A man by his side takes his arm in compassion. " It's really unfair"He says," we are all servants of the government, and we are held hostage by our employer. This crisis leaves me pensive: why continue to work for an administration that displays so much contempt for its employees?"

<p class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "At the bottom of the deserted avenue is the silhouette of the imposing congressional building: negotiations between Democrats and the White House are still at a standstill. Nancy Pelosi rejected the latest proposals from Donald Trump who wants to exchange the construction of his wall at the border against an extension of the residence permit of the "dreamers", these stowaways arrived in the United States during their childhood and temporarily regularized under the Obama administration. In his address on Saturday, January 19, the US president did not have a single word for federal employees. "Data-reactid =" 35 "> At the bottom of the deserted avenue is the silhouette of the imposing building of the Congress: Negotiations between Democrats and the White House are still at a standstill. Nancy Pelosi rejected the latest proposals from Donald Trump who wants to exchange the construction of his wall at the border against an extension of the residence permit of the "dreamers", these stowaways arrived in the United States during their childhood and temporarily regularized under the Obama administration. In his address this Saturday, January 19, the US President did not have a single word for federal employees.