Okay, you know who, our President spoke to the camera's and had the freaking balls to have a talk with reporters about his BELIEFS in same sex marriage - he announced today he strives for that. Same benefits in a word crumbling today.
At midnight, I "WILL" be furloughed, I will be on a 4 day work-week ALL the way to Fiscal Year October , 2014. So, to get to it - I will be working 32 hour weeks AT LEAST until October, with a slim chance we'll see a compromise mid-month in March.
That is in dollars for you people who like having money, the average GS10 or lower grade will lose $600-$800 a month income.
To best describe it, we will lose ONE Month's worth of DAYS from now to October.
Trust me, I'm worried about my coworkers, who have saved well, always expecting a try for retirement, but always too young - but most have saved money, other live check to check.
I have 25 years service between the Navy and Air Force (same facility, three facilities McGuire Air Force Base, Lakehurst Naval Air and Fort Dix Army, NJ are all one base now - only 3Branch at one huge facility) well, That's 30,000 people effected in a 30 mile radius - it's gonna hurt so, so many people.
We as a country have failed ourselves, we have let a ideology so "Left" come into power, it is stealing what remains of morals and principles. Just check out the Kindle add on TV with a straight and gay couple on the beach, I'll make no judgement except on People's private matters But to have prime time commercials, the kids are watching it around the TV like most of America - a TV's never too far to see.
It just sickens me, to think I give our country a good day's work. I'm not a slouch and we have a job (a mere 10 of us) keep a high pressure power plant running 24/7/365 - ten of us. Jet's cannot fly off a carrier too long with out the incredible manufacturing Hangars here at Lakehurst. We make several things for the NAVY: catapult support and design and manufacturing - these huge pistons shoot Air Craft from carrier decks. We also make the cable (called Arresting Cable) catches the jets when they land on the carrier's deck. Lakehurst is pivotal to Air Carriers, also making the automated "landing light Units" that assists helicoptor pilots to land on a flight deck - imagine 30 foot waves, and fully depend on a never failed auto pilot assist using red, green and I believe blue lights. We do all that here and we're proud.
But I think after today you are going to an exodus of federal government employees from cost to coast - by civilians, Many are just making it and then being faced with either a pay cut or a furlough - decision not up to them, because, you will be cattle like your fellow Feds (and everyone it trickles down too, I know the mom and pop businesses to the I know you need it more than me, and I'm feeling for them and reaching out, I hope they survive.
Wait for the unemployment numbers shoot up again. There are lots of extremely talent engineers who well worth earn their pays, to see private industry get them because they had to change or lose that $500K home they are mortgaged to death with.
I think this Sequestering could be something that causes this levy to break. Whatever we can do to pick the next president in from the right, and the likely young guns - Ryan and Rubio (sp) and Ron Paul's kid are all HOT Prospectives for the Country and the Right. We need another real leader, someone what has character and valves and charisma. We need what the sixties saw in JFK, and I can only hope we turn this train around, cause there is nothing ahead of us.