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Pentagon laying off 46,000 employees

This is a good start, but bringing the troops home would be even better.

Pentagon laying off 46,000 employees
By Barbara Starr, updated 5:42 PM EST, Fri January 25, 2013

Washington (CNN) -- The Pentagon has begun laying off 46,000 contract and temporary civilian employees in an effort to cut back on military spending, the No. 2 Pentagon official said on Friday.

Full time civilian employees, which number in the hundreds of thousands, also will be furloughed for one day a week for 22 weeks, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in an interview with wire service reporters.

His comments were confirmed by a Pentagon spokesman.

The moves are part of a Defense Department effort to reduce spending given the potential for billions in mandatory cuts beginning as early as this spring should Congress fail to reach a deal on deficit reduction.

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http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/25/us/pentagon-layoffs/index.html...




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Cyril's picture

Oh - But - Well...

Oh...

But...

... well, that's Mr. Panetta...

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Michael Nystrom's picture

Wha - ?

The Pentagon actually laying people off? This is incredible news. Thanks for posting Steve.

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