My husband just retired after 21 years in the US Navy. His sacrifice, for our country, made him miss countless months with our three boys. He started a job, with a government contractor, in June. He was working on a government contract and has been furloughed since Oct 1st. His company tried to continue to pay him even though they were not able to bill his hours to the government. They could only do this for the first week. Unfortunately, he is not a federal employee and will not qualify for any retroactive pay. There are thousands of people, like him, who won't be fortunate enough to recover any salary. Now we are left with a mortgage, three boys we have to feed and no paycheck. This is the thanks our family gets for sacrificing over 21 years to protect this country and government. Put your ego's aside and do what is RIGHT!
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