Originally Posted by Mss396
But when one side says that this will lead to a layoff of 800,000 Pentagon employees is a plain lie. Do they not think we as Americans can't look up how many people work at the Pentagon. It's public knowledge and is easily found on the web. Why would anyone make such a statement...?
The Secretary of Defense did send out a memo last week saying that there will be a furlough for DoD employees. He said that the "DoD will be forced to place the vast majority of its civilian workforce on administrative furlough."
So Pentagon employees will likely be included in that, among many others. Yes, a lot of people within the DoD will go without pay for a period of time (or certain days at a time). Saying 800,000 "Pentagon employees" isn't a plain lie, it's just a slight exaggeration, since all DoD employees in some way, shape, or form work for the Pentagon (or for someone that works there).