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Obama-Congress Paychecks Safe From Automatic Budget Cuts

While hundreds of thousands of U.S. government employees may be furloughed due to federal spending cuts, President Barack Obama and members of Congress won’t need to worry about their paychecks.

The across-the-board reductions set to begin tomorrow might eventually close air-traffic control towers, reduce the number of nutrition vouchers for low-income children and lead to unpaid leave at the Pentagon and other agencies.