May 31, 2013

Obama's Sequester Cuts Wounded Warrior Caretakers

Walter Reed forced to furlough civilians caretakers:

Furlough letters are going out to civilian employees who care for the nation's wounded warriors at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda. [...]

The furloughs will begin July 8 and stem from the automatic budget cuts from sequestration.

Out of the Department of Defense's 800,000 civilian workers, about 68,000 are exempt from the furloughs. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has said furloughs will save the department $1.8 billion.

But don't worry! The sequester cuts won't affect Michelle Obama's extended vacation.

By DMartyr at 01:01 PM | Comments |