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Coast Guard budget cuts

Posted on 02/10/2010 6:52:21 PM PST by mom4melody

I just read an article on Huff Po (Save the Coasties) that their budget is getting cut and they will ahve to cut staff. (I could'nt post the link).

My daughter says her DH was told about this and the guys that want to re-up might not be able to.

But Acorn gets $4 Billion?


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KEYWORDS: budget; coastguard; coastguards; military; obama; obamacare; palin

1 posted on 02/10/2010 6:52:21 PM PST by mom4melody
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To: mom4melody

I’ve heard the same thing about the budget cuts.


2 posted on 02/10/2010 6:54:16 PM PST by republicangel
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To: mom4melody

and how much is Planned Parenthood getting to push 10 year olds toward sex?

This is treasonous. They already cancelled the F-22... geez


3 posted on 02/10/2010 6:54:34 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: mom4melody

but but but we have millions for fat arse’s new mission of the Govt telling kids what they need to eat and do to lose weight.

We have over 2 mil for a census AD, and millions for the census, we have millions to send abroad but the coast guard who cars , they stop nice people from coming into FL illegally and they only save lives


4 posted on 02/10/2010 6:55:04 PM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: mom4melody

but but but we have millions for fat arse’s new mission of the Govt telling kids what they need to eat and do to lose weight.

We have over 2 mil for a census AD, and millions for the census, we have millions to send abroad but the coast guard who cares , they stop nice people from coming into FL illegally and they only save lives


5 posted on 02/10/2010 6:55:37 PM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: mom4melody
" But Acorn gets $4 Billion? "

Hey, they got to keep their priorities straight... sarcasm
6 posted on 02/10/2010 6:56:01 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: GeronL

does this surprise any of us, we have two wars and they want to talk about having open homosexuals in the military

can you imagine how bad this country will be in another couple of years. While he’;s doing smack and having concerts in the white house our enemies are getting stronger, people losing jobs etc


7 posted on 02/10/2010 6:57:43 PM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: mom4melody

Now why would we need the coast guard while we are actively under threat of an attack on these shores by July?

Comon. Obama knows what he is doing /s


8 posted on 02/10/2010 6:57:48 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: manc

We are heading into 3rd world status


9 posted on 02/10/2010 6:59:19 PM PST by GeronL (Dignity is earned from yourself. Respect is earned from others.)
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To: mom4melody

Rumors also have it that they are going to cut two to four carrier battle groups and a bunch of airwings (airforce)


10 posted on 02/10/2010 7:00:13 PM PST by Thunder90 (Fighting for truth and the American way... http://citizensfortruthandtheamericanway.blogspot.com/)
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To: GeronL

you got that right and all this white house cares about is their social marxist policies.


11 posted on 02/10/2010 7:01:01 PM PST by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/THE LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: mom4melody

This is wanton recklessness by the Obama administration of our national security by cutting back funding for the coast guard.


12 posted on 02/10/2010 7:01:05 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (There is no civility in the way the Communist/Marxist want to destroy the USA)
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To: mylife

The USCG has many new duties. Since 1990 they’ve become the enforcement agency for oil spills and similar pollution in US waters. This alone is not a small job.


13 posted on 02/10/2010 7:01:25 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

What oil? Oil is verboten!


14 posted on 02/10/2010 7:02:30 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mom4melody
It seems like the feds are spending as much money as they possibly can. Heck, they're even spending $1.4T that we don't have! They're just shoveling, shoveling, shoveling cash everywhere they can think of.

Except basic areas like defense and related fields. They're cutting budgets there.

But, you know, it's not like they're sabotaging our economy and weakening our defenses, or anything ... naaaaah ... they wouldn't do that ...

15 posted on 02/10/2010 7:02:57 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (I was born in America, but now I live in Declinistan.)
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To: manc

“Can you imagine how bad this country will be in another couple of years....”

They don’t call him the “Assassin of America” for nothing.


16 posted on 02/10/2010 7:05:55 PM PST by lgjhn23
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To: mom4melody

The CG is also decommissioning LORAN-C due to budget cuts. The claim was that it costs $36M a year to continue operation. Granted, airborne and sea navigation has largely transitioned to GPS, but we needed to keep LORAN-C in operation while enhanced-LORAN was developed and deployed as a backup to GPS. For those who are not familiar with LORAN-C, think of it as a less accurate ground-based GPS.

I hope we don’t pay for this mistake down the road. My cynical prediction is that if we ever do turn on an e-LORAN system, it will cost more to rebuild the timing chain stations than it would have cost us to keep them operational with LORAN-C until e-LORAN showed up.


17 posted on 02/10/2010 7:08:53 PM PST by 76Tiger
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To: mylife

google “OPA-90.”


18 posted on 02/10/2010 7:08:54 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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Don’t forget $50 million to buy a former cotton plantation on the island of St. Croix.


19 posted on 02/10/2010 7:09:32 PM PST by Irenic
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I know they do all that, but that is the least of our concerns in cutting their funding.


20 posted on 02/10/2010 7:14:43 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: mylife
Exactly right. But the USGC’s numbers have been largely static and they've assumed so many new duties.
21 posted on 02/10/2010 7:27:33 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
The budgeteers are counting on the Auxiliary to step up to the plate again and help cover the shortage. However, even volunteers who love the job might not want to do it as a parttime job.
22 posted on 02/10/2010 7:36:00 PM PST by GAB-1955 (I write books, love my wife, serve my nation, and believe in the Resurrection.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

That is true. They are hard working and under appreciated.


23 posted on 02/10/2010 7:41:08 PM PST by mylife (Opinions: $1.00 Halfbaked: 50c)
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To: Thunder90

Apparently he is going to do max damage in the 3 years he has left.


24 posted on 02/10/2010 7:44:04 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie
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To: mylife

I had plenty of contact (good and bad) with Coasties on the Great Lakes.


25 posted on 02/10/2010 7:51:27 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (Impeachment !)
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To: mom4melody

My oldest son left Sunday for basic training in Cape May.


26 posted on 02/10/2010 7:55:51 PM PST by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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