Sequestration Spurs Military Exodus

Posted August 29, 2013 at 12:35pm

According to USA Today, “Nearly 3,400 military medical workers quit this year in the months when furloughs were threatened or being carried out because of spending cuts known as sequestration.”

“Many of those leaving went to work for the Department of Veterans Affairs which was not included in the budget cuts… Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the Army’s surgeon general, says… she believes much of the exodus was because of uncertainty over when and for how long the furloughs would occur, and whether they will resume next your, along with concerns about plans to downsize the Army in the near-future.”

Crossposted from Wonk Wire.