Why is it better to furlough people instead of shaving off some of the billions spent on welfare?
Several of my friends are government employees and I think it sucks that if a deal is not reached they have to lose 20% of their pay but we're still going to pay out the billions that go toward welfare. Why do working people have to sacrifice their pay so that entitlement programs can still be funded? I know there are some people who need PA, the disabled, elderly, etc. But there are many who don't need it they just choose to use it because they don't want to work. It sucks that people who are working will be put into a financial bind but those receiving handouts will keep getting them like nothing happened.