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Shutdown Cuts Into Kansas Guard’s Readiness

Associated Press - October 11, 2013 12:07 pm

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The Kansas adjutant general says that each day the federal government remains partially shut down, the Kansas National Guard loses some of its readiness.

Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli says that every day the shutdown goes on “we lose a little bit of readiness.”

Congress hasn’t approved a budget for this fiscal year, prompting a partial shutdown of federal services.

Tafanelli says that as of Thursday, 268 Kansas National Guard employees were furloughed, representing about 13 percent of the Guard’s 2,100 employees statewide.

He says the Guard already has had to cancel its October drill. He says such weekend drills are critical because guardsmen who work day jobs get only one training session per month.

Associated Press information from: The Topeka Capital-Journal

Bob Bowser

October 13, 2013 at 8:04 pm

“critical” must not equal “essential” per the BHO administration.

“Essential” must mean staffing the dining room at the Dept of State…

“Essential” must mean the forklift drivers who hauled the barricades to block public access from memorials that before had unlimited public access.

“Essential” must mean the extra Secret Service Security agents that deploy for a golf outing.

“Essential” must mean Michelle Hussein Obama’s exercise and nutrition website.

Yes, We The Sheople need to get a grip on the meaning of words… We must not have learned from President Clinton that words mean things.

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