Lay off about 100,000 defense department employees

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  1. 22WRF

    22WRF Well-Known Member

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    This will make the Democraps look good and get them lots of votes

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday that unless Congress passes funding for the Iraq war within days, he will direct the Army and Marine Corps to begin developing plans to lay off employees and terminate contracts early next year.

    Gates, who met with members of Congress on Wednesday, said that he does not have the money or the flexibility to move funding around to adequately cover the costs of the continuing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    "There is a misperception that this department can continue funding our troops in the field for an indefinite period of time through accounting maneuvers, that we can shuffle money around the department. This is a serious misconception," Gates told reporters at the Pentagon.

    As a result, he said that he is faced with the undesirable task of preparing to cease operations at Army bases by mid-February, and lay off about 100,000 defense department employees and an equal number of civilian contractors. A month later, he said, similar moves would have to be made by the Marines.


    http://apnews.myway.com//article/20071115/D8SUCDT80.html
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    358 winchester *TFF Admin Staff*

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    Dang that is a lot of jobs!!!!!!!!!!
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    I'm sure that the dems will spin the story around to make it Bushs fault, just like global warming and the hurricanes
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    Oh Yeah, Friggin' Nancy Pelosi thinks she's the Champion of Saving the Taxpayer Dollar, by forcing us to surrender, to bring the troops home..:mad:
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