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Furloughs loom for Defense employees this Independence Day

The first of four C130-T Hercules aircrafts landed at NAS Jacksonville
The first of four C130-T Hercules aircrafts landed at NAS Jacksonville
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Updated: 7/04/2013 12:25 am
CLAY COUNTY, Fla. -- Bill Bush, a U.S. Marine veteran spent the past 35 years working as a civilian contractor repairing aircraft for the Department of Defense. The 67-year-old is one of thousands of local civilian employees in the Jacksonville area who will be kept out of work for one day each week until late September.

Bush knows this will cost him 20 percent of his salary. "Hopefully I get through all this. It just backs you down. Your food is less. You can't go out as much. You can't enjoy your life," said Bush.

The furloughs, set to begin Monday of next week, are scheduled to run for 11 straight weeks.

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Realchange - 7/4/2013 10:02 AM
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Try being a disabled vet destroyed by the government during desert storm and see who you like the VA laughing at you, and refusing to seat jury trial. The government feel vets are slaves and should never be given a trial by jury when they need it.
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