JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- From educators to military members to children, massive across the board budget cuts are slated for just about everyone. But even those not on the list aren't safe.
Business is good inside Heavy Hitters Barber Shop on Mayport Road. But Owner Terry Thomas can't help but worry if that could soon be changing.
"I'm a little on the edge of my seat right now but I put a little back for a rainy day so I'm not too bad off," he said.
Across the board cuts will kick in Friday if congress and the President don't find a better solution. For Jacksonville, that will mean a huge hit to the city's military bases. The White House predicts in Florida, 31,000 civilian department of defense employees will be furloughed.
Thomas worries it's the trickle down effect that will crush everyone else.
"Basically about 70 percent of our business comes from military."
Jacksonville's Head of Military Affairs, Admiral Victor Guillory says from the bases, to the barber, no one is safe.
"We are very concerned that this meat cleaver approach basically the triggers that will start potentially tomorrow that those triggers don't cause undue harm," he said.
And that's a scary realty for Thomas.
"Economy wise it will be terrible. It will go down a lot. But, [I'll] keep my fingers crossed at this point," Thomas said.