Things are going to get a whole lot worse for people drawing a federal paycheck.
Make that a federal check—period. You could eliminate the total federal civil work force ($800B) and the budget deficit is forecasted to be larger next year ($1.2B). This isn’t going to be fixed with furloughs.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
That's a point many here are missing.
The press has been talking about this for a couple years, and yet people even here don’t understand this. We are an incredibly ill-informed nation incredibly ill-served by our Fourth Estate.
Entitlement spending must be reined in.