Officials: Belt-tightening will cut major command

Aug 9, 2010 Full story: Athens Banner-Herald 6

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says tough economic times require that he shutter a major command that employs some 5,000 people in Norfolk, Va., and eliminate other jobs throughout the military.

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Batesburg, SC

#1 Aug 9, 2010
Belt tightening like mrs obama did vacationing in Spain?
Don Joe

Minneapolis, MN

#2 Aug 9, 2010
Exactly the wrong thing to do. When economic times are tough, we need to get people working, not lay off more. When you lose your job, you don't say you won't apply for any jobs because it might cost you bus fare. We gotta tighten up, no more driving to job interviews.

You don't say, we can't afford groceries, so let's go to an expensive restaurant instead.

Jenks, OK

#3 Aug 9, 2010
Gates, why don't you eliminate all those egomaniac war mongers that occupy the pentagon, that would save billions, it's always the little guy, the workers that are eliminated, those four star generals get sooo depressed if they can't have their wars and to send those little guys off to their deaths.

Jenks, OK

#4 Aug 9, 2010
Gates, you'd be the first to go

“I Love Outside.”

Since: Feb 08


#5 Aug 9, 2010
So we can already add 5,000 and 10,000 (let go by BP clean up)to the unemployment figures for this month..We're look'n good Washington!!

P.S.How was the trip Ms.O?
When can we see the pictures?
Did you get me a Tee Shirt?

Brooklyn, NY

#6 Aug 10, 2010
Another serious matter that has not received much attention;

May God bless and have mercy on us.

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