Sins of sequestration: 88% of civilian workers furloughed from Department of Defense

Civilian workers at the DoD provide medical care to veterans./Photo by Garrett Hubbard/USA Today

The Pentagon is delivering the bad news to its employees: Of the 800,000 civilians who work for the Department of Defense, an estimated 700,000 would be furloughed for one day a week if the sequestration cuts occur.

Things that won’t be cut:

  • The official wars the U.S. is fighting
  • The secrets wars the U.S. is fighting
  • Secret holding facilities for “terrorists”
  • Drone bombing
  • Unnecessary weapons, such as Abrams MI Tanks.

Occupy Analogy of the Day

Photo by Gary Jackson

“Rolling Thunder is in town, 900,000 strong are moving in. This is like Occupy DC on two wheels.”

-James George, examiner.com