While many citizens have struggled for years fighting minimum wages, no pay raises, government workers have seen wage increases, cost of living increases, and really have had no idea how the majority of Americans have struggled.
Just look at the crowds at the beaches in the summer and owners of the majority of summer homes and you’ll find a great many of them to be government employees.
And I say good for them, their career choices were better than some.
Now with Sequestration these protected civic servants are getting a tough dose of medicine from the government they work for with the $85 billion in mandatory spending cuts that went into effect on Friday.
The cuts come to about 9 percent for a wide range of non-defense programs and 13 percent for the pentagon over the rest of the current fiscal year, which ends Sept. 30.
I have heard from people saying their paychecks could be cut from $600 a month to some in the higher bracket of $600 per pay period, bi-weekly. That means a house or car payment; ouch.
The Republicans say such a reduction in spending won’t hurt the economy. Apparently they have never owned a small business or lived from paycheck to paycheck.
Tell that to the businesses around the Dover Air Base who depend upon government employees dinning and spending at their place of business who are already bracing for the loss in business, especially tough with this slow but rebounding economy.
Because people in Congress put themselves ahead of the people they serve, millions of Americans will continue their long-suffering just when they thought they saw a light at the end of the tunnel; little did they know it was the light of a freight train.
I do feel sorry they will have to live like the rest of us; thriftly.