- Posted October 14, 2013 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Shutdown over: What next?
Shut-down impact on Small Businesses
There is no measure to provide 'back pay" to Federal contractors and suppliers. My loss of revenue will never be recovered. My employees are scientists and engineers who must now exhaust their paid leave and apply for unemployment benefits in order to pay their bills, feed their kids and continue to pay their student loans.
The magnitude of this problem has not been fully appreciated in the press. As compelling as individual stories are, the fact remains that hundreds of thousands of Federal suppliers are being negatively impacted by this shut-down.