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Congratulations you made -- -- Friday final day of the week good morning everybody I'm Lawrence in in Eddie let's start the business half hour.
-- Dan Springer joining us from -- military base in Washington an interesting story.
Furloughs for -- thousands of workers where you are went into effect this week but it seems like the government has some.
Mixed up priorities -- It is amazing 101000.
Employees civilian employees -- here at joint base Lewis McCord in western Washington.
Or on -- today part of the national for lol that's affecting.
Employees around the country.
This is an unpaid day off something they didn't want but you're right the Department of Defense is far from broken -- it has.
Millions of dollars to spend on a -- go for.
Military bases around the nation like joint base Lewis McCord in Washington State.
Our firm blowing 90% of their civilian workforce every Friday starting today through the end of September.
A 20% pay cut for 650000.
People including Matt -- -- along with his wife is losing nearly thirteen hundred dollars a month.
I think when this is all said and done.
-- -- -- -- -- You know financial room.
I just don't think the government.
Really really understands that.
But even as civilians feel the pain the DOD's still has money to buy land around bases in order to save critters.
JB LM just received more than twelve million dollars to help pocket gophers while Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
Got one point 75 million to protect tortoise habitat.
Overall the federal government has spent nearly 400 million dollars over the last decade helping animals.
Dead -- defense isn't really important partner in this process.
In -- us.
Providing the funding and providing a land and providing the solaris.
Four a lot of these species -- our primary mission.
-- -- fighting wars and military training like other federal agencies we do have a a requirement to.
Support the recovery of listed species.
The Endangered Species Act does give the military more leeway than private citizens or other government agencies still critics say the pocket gophers aren't threatened at all.
Thriving in the midwest plains and even on these artillery ranges.
-- -- -- governments out of control and priorities are completely out of whack and from there and skewed.
In a very strange way it has no benefit for people who live here or even the animals they claim to be trying to attack.
And it's important to note that the was almost -- the -- for is not listed and engages species act currently as either threatened or endangered.
The deal would be maintained that buying this slander on bases not only helps animals but also lessons conflicts with human neighbors around the bases.
Over things like training but for the people.
Who have lost their work.
And 20% of their pay over the next eleven weeks that's an argument that has no defense -- Dan Springer and thank you so months.
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