By Phil Gardner, Press Secretary
“There is a 50-50 chance that the man or woman who sewed the armor plate vest that protected our service members when they went in [to get bin Laden] is out of work collecting unemployment today.” – Congressman Denny Heck (D-WA) on the impact sequestration is already having on his district
The company that manufactured the gear that SEAL Team Six wore during the raid on Osama bin Laden – Tactical Tailor in Lakewood, WA – has already reduced its employment by nearly 50% due to a drop in business caused by the impending sequestration cuts. Rep. Heck raised the issue of sequestration’s impact on military readiness in a committee hearing today.
The clip can be found online here: http://ustre.am/_2084d:1nkv It can be found starting at minute marker 10:43 in the committee’s full video.