Sequester's Budget Cuts Hit Obama's Budget Staff

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WASHINGTON -- The White House says 480 workers on the president's budget staff have been notified they may have to take days off without pay because of a partisan budget stalemate.

Press secretary Jay Carney wouldn't say whether notices have gone out to other aides to President Barack Obama outside the Office of Management and Budget, including senior staff in the West Wing. But he says pay cuts remain a possibility for additional White House employees if a budget deal isn't reached.

Every federal agency is grappling with spending cuts. Carney says the White House also has been trying to cut costs by slowing down hiring, scaling back supply purchases, curtailing staff travel, reducing the use of air cards for mobile Internet access and reviewing contracts to look for savings.

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ejcomesboys

Don't expect to hear this on ABC, NBC OR CBS, the Obama stations

April 01 2013 at 11:09 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
ejcomesboys

And yet he sends millions of U.S. dollars overseas, he doesn't care for the American people.

April 01 2013 at 11:06 PM Report abuse +2 rate up rate down Reply
howdouspellhosey

The USPS needs help desperately, I'm sure these guys/gals can find a job there easily.

April 01 2013 at 10:26 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rcade

I work in the private sector. We cut more than 5 percent a year EVERY year. We are also obligated to pick up extra work with our depleted staff. Bottom line is that you lay off employees and tell the rest they have to work harder. A concept Obama knows nothing about.

April 01 2013 at 10:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Russell

Obama has a budget staff? What do they do?

April 01 2013 at 9:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Larry

"Carney says the White House also has been trying to cut costs by slowing down hiring, scaling back supply purchases, curtailing staff travel, reducing the use of air cards for mobile Internet access and reviewing contracts to look for savings."
It IS necessary to cut back everything in the minions' budgets so Dear Leader can keep his vacations lavish.

April 01 2013 at 9:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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ejcomesboys

Thank you

April 01 2013 at 11:07 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jendavrah

perfect--most of he and his wifes staff are just free loaders with no purpose other than taking from the taxpayers

April 01 2013 at 7:53 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Missy Youtoo

The overstaffed obama administration should be furloughed permanently instead of obama making his selection of cuts to hurt the public who pay the bills. Staff are overpaid with salaries and benefits at taxpayer expense. But we know obama will bot cut his lavish lifestyle one bit, he enjoys making his lifestyle that of a king.

April 01 2013 at 7:36 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
bchrist751

But Obama can spend $950,000 play golf with Tiger Woods.

April 01 2013 at 6:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
wasbigelild

Our tax dollars spent over $250,000.00 on his daughter's vacation.
How many furlough days could that have covered?

April 01 2013 at 6:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply