Letter: National Guard cuts ‘outrageous insult’

Larry MacIntyre


To the editor:

Never in my lifetime have I been so disgusted with the behavior of an American president. Instead of using his authority to do the least harm in cutting the federal budget, President Barack Obama is deliberately trying to inflict pain on as many Americans as possible.

And as is always the case, Americans who least deserve the hit will take the worst of it.

That is especially true here in Indiana, where Gov. Mike Pence announced that 1,000 full-time Army and Air National Guard technicians will be put on unpaid furlough for one day a week from April through September. This is effectively a 20 percent pay cut.

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