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Spelling-challenged Leon Panetta warns DOD civilian employees of impending layoffs in urgent “MEMORANDOM”

Lee writes:

DoD civilian employees received this email today from Leon Panetta. Thought you might be interesting in posting it. The source is impeccable, received a copy him/herself, and gave me permission to use it as I wish.

Lee

P.S., Notice the SecDef office spelled “MEMORANDOM,” “consistant,” “personel,” and “contine” incorrectly. Unbelievable.

 

 

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE
1000 DEFENSE PENTAGON
WASHINGTON, DC 20301-1000

FEB 20 2013

MEMORANDOM FOR DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES

SUBJECT: Preparations for Potential Sequestration on March 1 and Furlough Notifications

For more than a year and a half, the President, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and I have repeatedly voiced our deep concerns over the half a trillion dollars in automatic across-the-board cuts that would be imposed under sequestration and the severe damage that it would do to both this Department and our national defense.

The Administration continues to work with Congress to reach agreement on a balanced deficit reduction plan to avoid these cuts. Meanwhile, because another trigger for sequestration is approaching on March 1st, the Department’s leadership has begun extensive planning on how to implement the required spending reductions. These cuts will be magnified because the Department has been forced to operate under a six-month continuing resolution that has already compelled us to take steps to reduce spending.

In the event of sequestration, we will do everything we can to continue to perform our core mission of providing for the security of the United States, but there is no mistaking that the rigid nature and scale of the cuts forced upon this Department will result in a serious erosion of readiness across the force.

I have also been deeply concerned about the potential direct impact of sequestration on you and your families. We are doing everything possible to limit the worst effects on DoD personel - but I regret that our flexibility within the law is extremely limited. The President has used his legal authority to exempt military personnel funding from sequestration, but we have no legal authority to exempt civilian personnel funding from reductions. As a result, should sequestration occur and continue for a substantial period, DoD will be forced to place the vast majority of its civilian workforce on administrative furlough.

 

Mor Heer: http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2013/02/spelling-challenged-leon-panetta-warns.html

» 18 Comments

  1. Left Coast Dan

    February 21st, 2013

    Obama has proven that he will use brinksmanship every time, and we can only hope that his Congressional opponents now understand that. He will intentionally scale back critical staffing and programs when there are plenty of funds to support them under sequestration to support them, and will blame the Republican legislators. Until he is called on this, and the public recognizes and takes appropriate action, he will continue to do so. Wouldn’t you keep doing what works in your favor?

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  2. Sadie

    February 21st, 2013

    Memorandumb!

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  3. Does not bath

    February 21st, 2013

    He also does not bath

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  4. No cookies,no correct

    February 21st, 2013

    Bathe

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  5. ToreyDawn

    February 21st, 2013

    I wonder how many typos there were before the several layers of federal review. How embarrASSing.

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  6. Chalupa

    February 21st, 2013

    I call him Leon Po’netta – he looks like Buddy Hackett with glasses.

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  7. JimBob

    February 21st, 2013

    Layoff the EPA and DOE.

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  8. Patricia

    February 21st, 2013

    MemoranDOOM!

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  9. obfusecatenot

    February 21st, 2013

    When you take the ‘u’ out and insert ‘o’ –
    fredom to excercise pausible denilbality enseus.

    Or just a public school grad, after all with common core -spelling doesn’t mean anything anymore.

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  10. thirdtwin

    February 21st, 2013

    Well, this is the same Obama team which introduced us to “African Amerericans”:

    http://www.soopermexican.com/2012/07/27/obama-team-invents-the-african-amererican/

    Odds are that it was typed up by an Affirmatative Actaction hireling.

    But I was struck by this little nugget of wisdom:

    “…the Department has been forced to operate under a six-month continuing resolution that has already compelled us to take steps to reduce spending.”

    Does that mean we can Continuously Resolve our way to solvency?

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  11. Diann

    February 21st, 2013

    Well, I think we’ve discovered why Obama didn’t know what was going on in Benghazi:

    Mr. Pesint:
    The consummate in Lydia is under a tack.
    Tell me what you want me to do.
    Leon

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  12. beachmom

    February 21st, 2013

    My brother works for the military and the memorandum has been re-edited and sent with correct spelling.
    Guess you wield more power than you realize Fur.

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  13. Boobie the Rocket Dog

    February 21st, 2013

    “SecDef office”

    Panetta may be spell-challenged, but he no doubt dictated that memo. It was transcribed by one of Obumfuk’s new federal employees who was educated through 12th grade in a DC public school.

    Remember when the spell-checker was the SECRETARY’s BRAIN?

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  14. Dr. Tar

    February 21st, 2013

    Hagel is going to make Panetta look like a genius.

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  15. GregMan

    February 21st, 2013

    Ef I lurn too spel gud kan i bee sukartrary off dafense? Than iI culld tel then tu lunch teh muscles att roosha! Thet woold bea suo kull!

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  16. Maudie N Mandeville

    February 21st, 2013

    and the female black stenographer won’t be told about her mistakes. That could be construed as racist or at the least unkind to those people. Yes, to ‘those people’ who make a lifetime career of wearing victimhood on their sleeve.

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  17. RANDO

    February 21st, 2013

    This entire administration is composed of amateurs.

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  18. burner

    February 21st, 2013

    “DoD will be forced to place the vast majority of its civilian workforce on administrative furlough.”

    Starting with the employeee that typed/proofed the memo, I hope.

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