3 3 The nation's governors have a warning for President Obama and Congress: A fiscal standoff in Washington this fall could be catastrophic for states already feeling the fallout of sweeping cuts in federal spending. A similar message came today from a group of local civilian employees of the navy. They're protesting to let everyone know about their pain at being furloughed .. They talked about it with Channel 4's Ashley Harding who is joining us now from our newsroom ..Ashley. 3 3 For many of these protesters, today is their FOURTH furlough day...meaning they legally couldn't go to work. They say that lost time is really costing them, and they worry that it's hurting our local businesses. 3 :00-:05:36-:41:58- 1:051:27-1:34 Lolly MahnsOwner, Lillian's Sports GrillPKG///Nats "furloughs got to go! Sequestration's got to go!"With their voices loud and their signs held high....these civilian government employees chose the front of N-A-S Jacksonville to protest the furloughs.They want to let everyone know just how their lives --and their paychecks-- have been impacted "this is the first time in 30 years that we've ever seen anything like this."Sally Wilson is a business analyst for N-A-S Jax and says today marks her fourth furlough day since they kicked in. She's made adjustments to her life, but points out that that might not be so easy for others.///nats car horns honking//// "do I pay the mortgage or do I take my children to the doctor? Which, I believe, many people are having to make a choice of."This all comes on the heels of a visit to the base from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.While he was here, he discussed the potential impacts a 42-billion dollar budget cut could have.Hagel went on to say things could get worse.,.BEFORE they get better."some of the protesters are handing out what they're calling 'furlough dollars'. They say it represents the money they can longer afford to spend because of the furloughs. And on the back, it's got a number for getting in touch with a lawmaker." "it's hurt quite a bit."For restaurant owner, Lolly Mahns, the impact of these furloughs has already hit hard. She says since they started, her regular customers ...many of them civilian government employees...have stopped coming in. As a result, her lunch profits are down 40 to 50 percent. She says she's even having to cut back on staff just to make up for the lost cash."they used to get two days off and now we're almost at three days off. Everybody gets three days off a week, so it really has hurt everybody."///nats///The furloughs are expected to go on for several more weeks.The protesters hope they'll end soon. But until then, they just want people to listen up. "we're your brothers, we're your sisters, your aunts, your uncles, your neighbors. We just happen to be government employees and we're going through a tough time right time, and we'd really appreciate the community's support as we go through this." Some of these demonstrators also told me that they're having to make adjustments in their lives that they never thought they would have to. And they admit, it's been hard. These furloughs are expected to go on for several more weeks. 3 Ashley, these demonstrators seems really passionate about what's going on with the furloughs now that they've kicked in. Any chance that they might be doing something like this again?Yes, in fact, it's something they plan to do every Friday for the rest of this month month. They also told me they're trying to put together a rally, but of course, those details have not yet been worked out.