The Social Security system is funded by a tax on everyone's wages up to a limit. Some Democrats want to make everyone pay the same percentage of their wages into the system.
Arizona’s Military Installation In Partial Shutdown
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“Military are exempt from the furlough but DOD civilians, unless they are accepted such as our Department of the Army police officers or firefighters, are being furloughed,” Linton said.
She says for the furloughed workers, there’s nothing to do but go home and wait for further instructions.