Ask Congress To End Sequestration Now
Unless current law is changed DoD will be forced to cut an additional $52 billion in FY2014 and roughly $500 billion over a ten year period. Ask your elected officials to set aside partisan politics and repeal sequestration now.
Unless Congress acts to repeal sequestration and replace it with an alternative debt reduction deal, another, even more devastating round of defense cuts will be required.
DoD will likely resort to drastic cuts to cope with sequestration if it isn't repealed, including:
- Acceleration of force drawdowns
- Further reductions in flying hours and training drills and a 10% reduction in operations/maintenance accounts
- 15-20% cuts in modernization accounts
- Involuntary reductions-in-force to reduce civilian personnel costs and hiring freezes
- Halting all accessions, promotions, permanent change of station moves & discretionary bonuses
Cutting an additional $52 billion from the defense budget for the next fiscal year would be a disaster as we continue to send our service men and women into harm's way in Afghanistan, and face potential threats from elsewhere.
While debt reduction is a national priority, such a disproportional share of this burden must not be foisted on the backs of military families who already have sacrificed more for their country than any other segment of Americans.
Please put partisan politics aside and develop an alternative debt reduction package that fairly balances required sacrifices and avoids disproportional penalties for servicemembers, retirees, and their families.Please Click Here to edit the suggested message and use the convenient method provided by MOAA National to contact your Senators and Representatives and let them know how you feel about these important issues.