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"Get to work. Get this done. Stop sequestration. Congress, do your job," says General Castellaw. "One thing at a time so that our veterans do not suffer for what our government has not done."
The Veterans Administration, which operates hospitals like the VA, are exempt from forced cuts. The commissaries on post at Fort Campbell are not. They will be forced to send workers home and may have to reduce hours. Nashville attorney Bob Tuke is a member of the board that oversees Tennessee's 3 state veterans homes.
"Veterans are returning from fighting for this nation, defending our nation against our enemies," says Tuke. "They come home to find their Congress is cutting their opportunity to get jobs in the civilian sector and it's just wrong."
Make no mistake, anything the government does is likely to take longer because of sequestration.
"A log jam of any kind of services that effect all Americans," says former federal employee Ann Caldwell.
Congresswoman Diane Black (R-TN 6th District) is blasting the President. Instead of coming up with a plan to avoid sequester cuts, Black says the President is flying around the country spreading misinformation to support what she says he really wants, more tax hikes.
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Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
May 22, 2013 23:38 GMT
IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
Bernanke signals Fed to maintain stimulus efforts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chairman Ben Bernanke is telling Congress that the U.S. job market remains weak and that it is too soon for the Federal Reserve to end its extraordinary stimulus programs.
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