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Posted on 04/01/2013 12:01:47 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
White House to furlough 480 staffers By Amie Parnes - 04/01/13 02:44 PM ET
The White House announced Monday that 480 staffers who work at the Office of Management and Budget have received furlough notices requiring that they take unpaid days off due to the sequester.
White House press secretary Jay Carney made the announcement during a White House briefing on Monday, but he would not get into details about whether other members of the White House staff, including those who work closest to President Obama in the West Wing, received any notices.
Carney told reporters that other notices could go out if Congress can't iron out a deal on the budget.
As the impact of the sequester progresses, furlough and pay cuts remain possibilities or additional furloughs as well as pay cuts remain possibilities for additional White House employees, he said.
Carney told reporters that the White House hasn't been hiring as many people and has also been delaying filling open positions.
The White House has also significantly scaled back buying equipment and has curtailed staff travel, as well as the use of Internet air cards.
The White House is also reviewing contracts to determine if it's able to reduce costs and improve efficiencies without undermining its core mission, Carney said.
What’s the White House’s “core mission”?????
Furlough the dork-in-chief. He (it) is incapable of producing anything useful anyway.
Perhaps he could serve as a golf pro somewhere (with no standards).
But they aint going to touch that huge EBT fraud problem.
Gotta be an April Fools joke.
I just wish they would furlough more of the IRS agents.
You left off the AprilFools tag.
April Fools Joke?
To nuke American exceptional-ism?
Sure.....get rid of them and pay them a big fat pension instead.
I read where all of World War 2 was conducted with a white house staff of 500. Clinton had 3000 with as many consultants. I don’t know how many the Bush’s had. But I read where Michelle has 24 staffers. I can understand that the first lady might need a secretary. But, come on!
BTW, I think the huge numbers of employees are a way of redistributing wealth and gaining political support. Also, they train people who will spend their career in politics. I recall somebody being laid off under Reagan when he closed down some federal agency. The poufy guy said, “Oh, my goodness, I have no idea what I’ll do. I’ve never had a real job!”
I’ve been furloughed several times in the past 5 years.
Obama Gets Early Start On Weekly Dog & Pony Show
April Fools Joke?
I was thinking the same, as if the WH would furlough anyone on their own damned staff...
I'd rather we hang them. Right after we tar and feather them.
“The White House announced Monday that 480 staffers who work at the Office of Management and Budget have received furlough notices requiring that they take unpaid days off due to the sequester.”
Carney followed this statement with the announcement that the President would be immediately leaving for Pebble Beach to enjoy a quick round of golf with his friends in the Hollywood elite.
Office of Management and Budget. They don’t need the entire Department.
Don’t have a Budget and sure don’t Manage.
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