Workers lose jobs as pink slips go out due to sequestration
(Source: Huffington Post, March 20, 2013)
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As Republican politicians insist that the Obama administration has "exaggerated" the effects of sequestration, people around the country are beginning to see for themselves what the results of the $85 billion in budget cuts are: They're losing their jobs.
Thousands of federal employees are facing unpaid time off as agencies determine that they will have to furlough workers to absorb the cuts.
But other workers -- including some in the private sector -- are losing their jobs altogether, underscoring just how much daily life for many people is tied to a functioning government.
Full story: Huffington Post
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