Obama’s Message to Feds: ‘None of This Is Fair to You’

Obama’s Message to Feds: ‘None of This Is Fair to You’

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As agencies scrambled to implement their shutdown procedures Tuesday, President Obama greeted the nation’s 2 million civilian federal employees and 1.4 million active-duty military members with a letter, in which he took “a moment to tell you what you mean to me — and to our country.”

Obama noted the employees’ varying roles in providing national and economic security, mentioning guarding borders, enforcing civil rights, helping expand small businesses and exporters, and those “who guide hundreds of people each day through the glory of America’s national parks and monuments.” Continue reading “Obama’s Message to Feds: ‘None of This Is Fair to You’”