Federal cuts mean MN National Guard t...

Federal cuts mean MN National Guard techs endure furloughs

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Bratislava, Slovakia

#1 Jul 16, 2013
Oh, and thank you for your service … . Elizabeth Dunbar of MPR says, “More than half of the Minnesota National Guard's full-time force will be forced to take to take a day off each week through the end of September, creating a 20 percent pay cut for 1,156 members. Federal budget reductions are driving the furloughs, which began this week. They affect Minnesota National Guard technicians who perform everything from vehicle maintenance to human resources support. Lt. Col. Jon Lovald says most of those days off come on Mondays, which affects operations.” So much for “supporting the troops.”

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#2 Jul 16, 2013
They have only Obama to thank for making sure that the sequestration bill did the most damage to the most vulnerable because it plays so much better to the media. He and Congress are in the middle of a pissing match trying to make the other side look bad. There are so many things that are not affected by the sequester, like sending almost a billion dollars in weapons to Syrian rebels, or any number of unnecessary military projects, pork barrel projects, etc.

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