Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, said Henry V. Never so true as now. In a matter of weeks I will be forced into a furlough with over 800000 people. This does not have to happen. I have not had a pay raise in 4 years, well guess what costs keep going up. The President in his grandstanding fashion was going to order a 1/2 of 1 percent raise, but congress defeated it, yet they got one hmmm. Now we will be hit with a 22 week furlough, so for the next 22 weeks federal employees will have to take a unpaid day off, no salary no medical. A 20% pay cut which is really more like 30 taking into account the 4 years of pay freeze.
Federal workers are the same as you we pay car notes, mortgages, education. So a 20% cut is disaster. Also not tax revenues paid so the govt looses all that money, local no movies, no best buy etc.
This is theater, the leaders of two federal agency’s found enough to cut so no one had to be furloughed what did Panetta say nope we will still do it for the political pressure on congress!
I for one am livid about this and it really tests my walk, because he is messing with my life! Please remember this and hold the Democratic Party to task for this, and if Republicans went along we will hold them also.
Lets pray for something to happen in the country or it is going to fall!
Bishop Jackson Plant