Well then, where oh where does all that federal and state income tax that's taken out every single payday go then??????? You have no clue what you are talking about! Oh and by the way, every single time there is a financial crisis in this country, the first folks to have their pay cut, bonuses cut, and zero payraises, are the federal employees. They do it because we have no barganing rights at all, contrary to popular belief. We also have our operating budgets slashed, travel budgets cut, we run out of freaking copier paper! So all of you who think the federal worker has all the perks, well think again because we DO NOT. DC operates as usual and the rest of the work force can't even get office supplies!!!