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  •  We're getting a 20% paycut, not a 5% reduction (1+ / 0-)
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    zaka1

    H'mm, does this mean that they are giving back 5% of their salary for FY13, or just for the period of the sequester?

    A whole lot of DoD civilians are getting a 20% paycut for a minimum of 14 weeks, which works out to about 7% of our annual salaries.  And when you factor in the deductions that can't be reduced (life insurance, health-care, etc), it works out to more like 25% of take-home for 14 weeks, or 10 percent for the year.

    I'd really like to know who thinks working people have an extra 25% of disposable income that we really don't need right now . . .

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