…but Federal government employees are hit twice then – as citizens AND as employees. Of course, it’s not comical for people who face the potential of losing their job either, especially people who have given their entire career to public service and are now on the chopping block for an unceremonious exit.
Not sure state and local folks would say they are doing just fine. I talked to the family member of a supervisory state trooper last night who is down 8 officers and can’t hire due to budget freezes. That’s added stress on him and his family…and makes them less effective in performing their job of public safety and law enforcement – which affects everyone.