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Federal employees have contributed more than $114 billion over the past three years toward deficit reduction. This staggering amount is the result of a three-year pay freeze, multiple furlough days due to sequestration, and an increase in pension contributions from new federal workers. As a result of the ongoing three-year federal pay freeze, a worker earning $40,000 annually, will lose $54,840.19 in cumulative income over the next 20 years . For many families, that loss of income is the difference between being able to make a mortgage payment or put food on the table. Federal employees have shouldered an excessive weight in budget cuts, and they have long proved their tenacity and dedication. Federal employees and their families have experienced enough turmoil.
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