Unless our collective cost of living expenses are frozen as well more of the federal workforce will be put at risk. Federal employee standard of living is at biggest risk. Having to choose between making the house payment or being able to put gas in the car and buy groceries for example. These are the real life issues facing a group of people who have dedicated their work lives to public service. Most with the ideal that they could make a positive difference in the lives of the citizens they work to support. It honestly breaks my heart to think I have spent nearly 30 years believing in what I do and who I do it for. Just to be used as fodder. Publicly ridiculed as some try to turn those same people I swore an oath to serve against me. I will not however, let this situation change my personal values and integrity which are still as dedicated to serve the interests of the American people as ever.