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Walter Reed plans to furlough thousands; soldier advocacy groups worry about care despite assurances
Fox News ^ | 18 Jun 13 | Joseph Weber

Posted on 06/19/2013 5:39:16 AM PDT by SkyPilot

A wounded soldier receives treatment at a rehabilitation center at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

Thousands of civilian workers at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center -- the country’s top facility for wounded combat soldiers -- are facing furloughs this summer, as a result of sequester and other federal budget problems, according to the Defense Department.

Roughly 2,400 workers at the suburban Washington facility were recently notified by letter that the department needs them to take off as many as 11 days without pay this summer to help with “extraordinary and serious budgets challenges.”

The furloughs target a wide scope of non-combat facilities and civilian workers to “provide the war-fighters with what they need to protect national security,” states the May 28 letter, first obtained by Federal News Radio.

In a development that worries advocacy groups, the furloughs will impact about 94 percent of the Walter Reed civilian staff including doctors, nurses, lab technicians and physical therapists.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: budget; furlough; military; sequestration
Shame on this nation.


1 posted on 06/19/2013 5:39:17 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

$100 million for OBarky’s vacation.
Let that sink in...


2 posted on 06/19/2013 5:41:05 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

You beat me to it. Obummer plus Moochelda and her entourage vs proper, decent care for our veterans. Every time Obummer stands up there and spouts his platitudes about the military, it makes me sick. The words sound great, but you know they are meaningless to him .... actions speak louder than words and he screws the military every chance he can get.


3 posted on 06/19/2013 5:46:55 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (You see, truth always resides wherever brave men still have ammunition. I pick truth. (John Ransom))
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To: MissMagnolia
You beat me to it. Obummer plus Moochelda and her entourage vs proper, decent care for our veterans. Every time Obummer stands up there and spouts his platitudes about the military, it makes me sick. The words sound great, but you know they are meaningless to him .... actions speak louder than words and he screws the military every chance he can get.

Ditto what you wrote.

4 posted on 06/19/2013 5:49:21 AM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

This is disgraceful.
Call the senators in your state.


5 posted on 06/19/2013 5:54:45 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: SkyPilot

maybe they will all have time for family vacations to africa and the vineyard

after all moochelle got your back

bitter bitter excuse for a potus and flotus


6 posted on 06/19/2013 5:59:17 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: MissMagnolia

entourage is correct
moochelle got 30 people with her in europe

30!!

God only knows how many straphangers she plans to take to africa

the women travels wid a posse, all 5-star style, unlike ANY previous flotus


7 posted on 06/19/2013 6:01:44 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

My 2 Senators could give a rats ass-

Klobuchaaaar an Frakenstein-

is there an election going on?-

both said they would stop this war 5 years ago!

they are flat out Communists and would love to see
our troops suffer-


8 posted on 06/19/2013 6:03:56 AM PDT by mj1234
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To: silverleaf
bitter bitter excuse for a potus and flotus

Them being where they are does not say much good about the "Amerivan voter"does it? It says a hellofalot, but nothing good.

9 posted on 06/19/2013 6:07:08 AM PDT by sport
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To: SkyPilot
Walter Reed plans to furlough thousands; soldier advocacy groups worry about care despite assurances

Meanwhile the CINC spends over $60 million on a boondoggle to Africa.

10 posted on 06/19/2013 6:13:57 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: mj1234

I think it was Joe Stalin who said something about “who counts the votes” as having a trump over who votes...


11 posted on 06/19/2013 6:18:19 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Rummyfan
Meanwhile the CINC spends over $60 million on a boondoggle to Africa.

One picture is worth $60 million:

12 posted on 06/19/2013 6:37:47 AM PDT by Errant
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To: SkyPilot

In a related story, the IRS is about to pay out 70 million taxpayer dollars in bonuses to their union thugs. Way to go America!


13 posted on 06/19/2013 6:49:35 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
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To: Errant

Makes one wish for a giant sinkhole to open up ......


14 posted on 06/19/2013 6:57:15 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: Rummyfan

Lets not forget the $70 million for IRS bonuses


15 posted on 06/19/2013 7:29:07 AM PDT by Robe (Rome did not create a great empire by talking, they did it by killing all those who opposed them)
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To: SkyPilot

Obama’s gotta pay for the EBT, section 8, TANF, and Medicaid for all the inner city folk and those who are about to become legalized so they continue to vote for him...

That’s more important to Obama than caring for our wounded soldiers...


16 posted on 06/19/2013 7:58:04 AM PDT by Thunder90 (All posts soley represent my own opinion.)
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To: Errant

Where are the whites?


17 posted on 06/19/2013 8:39:36 AM PDT by ogen hal (First amendment or reeducation camp)
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To: ogen hal

He’s driving.


18 posted on 06/19/2013 9:55:32 AM PDT by Trailerpark Badass (There should be a whole lot more going on than throwing bleach, said one woman.)
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To: Errant
Don't forget Moochelle's luxury hotel suite in Ireland that costs $3,300 a night. Worse, her "attendants" took up another 35 rooms in the same hotel.

We are serfs, and she is worse than Imelda Marcos.

Meanwhile, our wounded military heroes suffer, and the people who care of them are taking a 20% cut in pay. The EBT crowd, however, is unaffected by Sequestration as those are EXEMPT from cuts.

The Republicans were stupid and crazy to buy off on all of this. All of them are traitors.

19 posted on 06/19/2013 3:32:11 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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