The massive across the board spending cuts set to kick in Friday could deal a devastating blow to thousands of area federal and civilian military workers. We catch up with some of them to ask how they feel. Most agree that something needs to be done to reduce the deficit, but are not sure the sweeping cuts are the answer. Many say it should come from scaling back on government funded programs instead.
Of those that will see effects, the possibility of losing a workday to furlough is the biggest concern. They tell WFLS that they are living fairly check to check and that less money will really hurt their families. One supervisor says he fears the added workload if his staff is pared back, but is hoping to see some fiscal restraint. Several government contractors tell us that they will have to wait and see.