Sequestration would force the government to reduce discretionary spending by about $1.2 trillion over the next decade. Roughly half of that, or $600 billion, would come from defense -- a...
Not just the Defense Department, but EVERY Government department can be drastically reduced just in operational costs. The folks that would be best suited for unionization are the ones that cannot be unionized, and they are the military. Public employees DO NOT need unions, do not need to be treated better than the military. Their retirement is vastly better, as well as their medical and other benefits. They are not subject to the same oversite as the military. Granted people in the military should be in shape, but their is no reason for civilian public employees to be tubs of lard and getting the same if not better benefits than the military. 10 -20% across the board operational cuts in ALL departments of the government!
Republicans, and many Democrats, are upset by the prospect of so-called sequestration cuts to the nation's defense budget. Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is so alarmed that the day before the Senate took up what became the "fiscal cliff" agreement, he called a key Republican lawmaker, Sen. Lindsey Graham, to express deep concern that the cuts might go into effect. As it turned out, Congress put them off for two months.
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