For Michelle Shipley, a 7 year civilian federal employee At Hill she says as a single mom she has had to cut back tremendously. "I got rid of Direct TV, I’ve had to stalk up on food supply, my daughters dance, my sons karate just things like that have been cut back.”
Shipley isn't alone in the cut-backs an estimated 11,000 civilian employees at Hill will be put on furlough until the end of September. Cuts Angie Osguthorpe from the Davis Chamber of Commerce says will directly impact the economy. Osguthorpe says the majority of Hills civilian employees live in
That trickle down affect has already started for Shipley who says extra spending on food is just not an option when she is worried about her mortgage and student loans. "The biggest thing that's been hit with me is my student loan. I can't make my student loan payment. I'm concerned about my house payment but I know their going to work with me and I'm hoping everything is just going to work out,” says Shipley.
Across the country furloughs are expected to save $1.8 billion of defense spending only a fraction of the $40 billion that has to be cut.