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Pulling the Plug on Federal Agencies´ TVs
Daily Caller, by Joanne Butler

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Posted By:JoanneButler, 2/27/2013 5:19:47 PM

Back in the 1980s, a friend of mine was laid off from a defense contractor. That night he unplugged the cable box to his TV — to send his family a message that things were going to be tough for a while. I suggest that, especially in light of the sequester, the federal government follow my friend’s example and get busy pulling the plug on unnecessary televisions and cable TV contracts.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 2/27/2013 11:29:29 PM     (No. 9200110)

Heck, just cut off the bottle water and booze for Congress.

Anybody been in a gov agency lately that didn´t have the latest greatest electronics and cell phones ? How about cars ?

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