RIYADH—The shutdown, entering its third week, has come down hard on all Federal employees, and Saudi-born Federal employee Mohammad Salman is no exception. “This has been hard on my whole family, actually, especially my father His Majesty Salman bin Abdulaziz bin Abdul Rahman bin Faisal bin Turki bin Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Saud,” Salman commented sadly.
“As a federal employee who relies heavily on the United States Government for his way of life, this is a let-down. All I usually have to do is give them oil in return.” sombrely whispered Salman. ” It’s a major impediment for me receiving money and arms for my ongoing ‘difference of opinion’ in Yemen. It’s really upsetting. If this goes on much longer I may have to do something desperate and degrading, like ask the French for fighter jets.”