Untalked about effects of the goverment sequestering
To make up difference of salary I am doing consulting but that takes time. How it affects people around me indirectly:
Making lunches 40.00 week less in local food place.
Not going to dinner twice a week 200.00
Not buying new clothes once a month.
Biking more instead of driving
Buying more clothes at thrift stores and yard sales.
All my belt tightening affects others. Taje that times all the other goverment people that will do same thing it will spiral.
Even after consulting jobs come in I still will tighten up.