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Week 1 vacation tab for furloughed workers: $1.2 billion

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Paul Bedard,Washington Secrets,The Pentagon,Jobs,Senate,Government Shutdown
The cost of furloughing 800,000 federal employees is getting expensive. If Congress goes through with its plan, as expected, to give back pay to those on unscheduled vacations, it will cost taxpayers over $172 million a day, according to federal personnel figures. That means the first week off will cost $1,207,184,615.38, based on the average salary of federal workers. Here's how it breaks...