President Obama says he is confident the government will raise the debt ceiling and not default. Many other people aren’t so sure.

Default would affect all Americans, but perhaps none as directly as federal employees.

So, the Federal Diary is asking federal employees — families, friends and fans also are welcome to respond — about their default-related concerns. Some of the answers will be used in the Federal Diary column.

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