Local IRS Workers Express Struggles After First Missed Paycheck Due to Government Shutdown
DES MOINES, Iowa -- For many of the 17,000 federal employees in Iowa, today was supposed to be pay day. But instead, they woke up to their bank accounts quickly dwindling. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is just one of the many federal departments across the country that is currently on shutdown. Their employees are stuck at home on furlough waiting to receive the call to get back to work. From the outside, it may seem like a "forced vacation," but two Des Moines employees say it's anything but, spending their hours at home pinching pennies.