Friday, July 26, 2013

Federal workers organize to block the sequester

Federal workers organize to block the sequester

"Jennifer-Cari Green, a secretary at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington State and the single mother of a six-year-old son, said that she had struggled to make ends meet under a three-year military pay freeze even before the sequester hit. Now she calculates that her take-home pay will drop from $1,477 a month to $1,008 through the end of September (the end of the fiscal year) as she is forced to take 11 days of furlough -- a 32% reduction over two weeks, or a 4.5% annual reduction.

She is falling dangerously close to the poverty line, even while she makes too much to qualify for food stamps or free school lunches for her son."

Doesn't seem like the rich over paid federal employees or may be she's the 47% feeling entitled. Remind me - was Congress part of the sequester?