It’s a little too silent in the media coverage on this $85 B cut effective March 1. Well you may say $85 B is no big deal. But think about the physiological effect on government employees and contractors. Oh NO my boss is tightening belt, will my job on jeopardy. I’d better cut back my spending too. All the government employees and the employees of government contractors are CONSUMERS. They cut spending then the whole economy sinks
You probably meant "psychological" rather than physiological. AFIAC, cut the $85B. If it means the U.S. sends fewer Americans overseas to die (while killing innocent civilians) in wars that benefit only the rich and powerful, I'm all for it.
I'm glad the federal employees will finally get a taste of what life is like for the rest of us...and, if they're unhappy with their jobs, they can go to the private sector. I won't miss having to pay for their luxury retirement package.