Moreover, I heard the employees still have to pay all of their automatic deductions, so their paycut will still be about 18%.
That is huge, and the DoD employees are in every state. The effect on local economies is already being felt.
I am one of those DoD emp. What we do is directly related to supporting the USN and USAF warfighter. We are being told that we will see no work inducted for 3rd and 4th quarters for fy13 which means the inevitable degradation of warfighter readiness................nice timing with n. korea rattling their sabres and all. I and the people I work with are not as concerned about $$ lost as we are about our support for the US military.