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Old Yesterday, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Ontario, NY
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I can't help wonder what the after affects of the government shut down will be. While 800,000 federal employees have now been paid, I doubt they will go on any shopping sprees with the uncertainly what will happen with the budget by Feb. 15th. The affects for 800,000 people not spending money on anything else but the bare necessities, is going to have an some impact on the broader economy, especially Washington DC, where about 350,000 government employees work in the city.
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Old Today, 06:35 AM
 
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Well, they haven't been paid....yet.

If they're smart they'll TRY to save as much of that money as they can.
But I doubt they'll have much left over....given that many were living paycheck-to-paycheck in the first place.

I'd say the back paychecks will catch them up on bills. but not leave enough to ride out another shutdown.
If there's another furlough, many will be right back in the same position they were in this time.
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Old Today, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Metro Detroit, Michigan
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Of course they will go shopping when they get money in their hands. This is America.
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Old Today, 08:53 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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In the greater D.C area there are 3,353,400 workers. Even with 350,000 affected the percentage is just 10%. Nationwide the number of federal employees are only half of 1%. That's hardly enough to cause much impact on the economy.
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