I would like to know what the logic is there, how they can justify taking away something based simply on the area an individual works. As an IT professional I can tell you that the work is no less difficult than other positions, and there is a significant investment of time and training before getting a job like this. It seems to me these senaters ( named on the bill here ) place less value on the skills of the people who keep this nations information infrastructure running than they do on some one who works equally hard in another field. I know that for a lot of people working in IT, the only reason to go in at ohmygodwhy in the morning on a weekend to implement an upgrade after working a full week is that over time pay.
For those of you who do care about this and want to make sure that this does not happen I would say write your representative and senators, let them know how you feel, its their job to represent your interests after all.