Will we see federal workers marching in the streets soon just as state government workers have nationwide, like these folks did in Annapolis in March? (Mark Wilson/GETTY IMAGES)

We spoke with several close observers and rank-and-file workers who expressed alarm. Most notably, Dan Adcock, legislative director for the National Active and Retired Federal Employee Association, said “If people think the brain drain from the high number of federal employees who are eligible to retire is going to be bad, it’s going to be worse as more of these types of proposals receive serious consideration.”

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