Federal employees impacted by the government shutdown say they are putting their bills—and their lives—on hold. Luke Drake, who works for the Federal Aviation Administration and is a union representative of the Professional Aviation Safety Specialists in New Hampshire, says he spoke with colleagues who were delaying minor and major financial decisions--including who man whose first house payment is overdue. “So this is having a real impact,” he said today on NHPR’s The Exchange . “People are worried that their health care benefits may not continue if their premiums aren’t made. They’re worried about contributions to their 401Ks. It makes no sense to anyone why we would go through this again. My understanding is that the 2013 shutdown cost something on...
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Shutdown: Federal Workers in N.H. Feel Like Political 'Pawns'