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Stunnig Corruption! 350,000 Furloughed Civilians Ordered Back to Pentagon - Sat 10/05

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is bringing back to work at least 90 percent of the estimated 350,000 defense civilian employees who were furloughed in the partial government shutdown. The move takes a big bite out of the impact of the political impasse in Washington that has left the government without a budget.

The decision announced Saturday by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is based on a Pentagon interpretation of a law called the Pay Our Military Act. That measure was passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama shortly before the partial government shutdown began Tuesday.

Republican lawmakers had complained in recent days that the Obama administration was slow to bring back those workers even though the law allowed it.

In a written statement explaining his action, Hagel said the Justice Department advised that the law does not permit a blanket recall of all Pentagon civilians. But government attorneys concluded that the law does allow the Pentagon to eliminate furloughs for "employees whose responsibilities contribute to the morale, well-being, capabilities and readiness of service members."

Hagel said he has told Pentagon officials, including leaders of the military services, to "identify all employees whose activities fall under these categories." He said civilian workers should stand by for further word this weekend.

In remarks to reporters, Robert Hale, the Pentagon's budget chief, said he did not yet know the exact number of civilians who would be brought back to work but that it would be "90 percent plus." He said there are about 350,000 civilians on furlough, somewhat fewer than the 400,000 that officials had previously indicated. If 90 percent were recalled that would mean 315,000 coming off furlough.

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I understand the concept of "Bread and Circuses".....

But doesn't it seem like government is making just one big circus with our "bread"?

It's 1984

Without Victory Gin

Thetis

Pay them with what?

Monopoly money? What a failure Hagel is turning out to be. I guess he has the excuse of "Just doing my job"...

Anybody remember the slogan Jay Leno used to use to sell Doritos

Before he was a big shot Tonight Show host?

It was "Eat all you want! We'll make more!"

Kind of makes me wonder if Obama might be considering Jay Leno as Bernanke's replacement. With slight modification the slogan would be perfect for the Obama Administration.

"Spend all you want! We'll print more!"

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Fair depiction !

Fair depiction !

Indeed.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

The military industrial

The military industrial complex corporations must have their contracts written by somebody.

MIC and DOD

Own Congress and they are the real government

WTF?

"...a law called the Pay Our Military Act.
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That measure was passed by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama shortly before the partial government shutdown began Tuesday.
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Republican lawmakers had complained in recent days that the Obama administration was slow to bring back those workers even though the law allowed it.

The DemoCRIPS and ReBLOODlicans

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