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Obama to ask Joint Chiefs to cut defense budget 10%
FoxNews.com | Jan 30, 2009

Posted on 01/30/2009 4:39:47 PM PST by Joiseydude

Just heard on FoxNews that Obama is planning on asking the Joint Chiefs to cut the defense budget 10%.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 111th; 1990s; agenda; bho2009; bho44; bhodod; cicobama; defensespending; dontaskdonttell; firsthundreddays; foreigner; hollowforce; nationalinsecurity; obama; surrender; treason
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1 posted on 01/30/2009 4:39:48 PM PST by Joiseydude
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To: Joiseydude

Gee, I wonder when the other departments will get 10% cuts...


2 posted on 01/30/2009 4:41:00 PM PST by Norman Bates (Congratulations Chairman Michael Steele!!!)
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To: Joiseydude

Well of course.


3 posted on 01/30/2009 4:41:19 PM PST by Indy Pendance (Limbaugh/Palin 2012)
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To: Joiseydude

Ruh roh! My contractor job supports the military and I’m a reservist!

I hope his cuts don’t hit me on both sides. We can spend 1 trillion dollars on condoms, STDs, abortions overseas, a ton of pork, but we can’t afford our military.


4 posted on 01/30/2009 4:41:43 PM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Joiseydude

Ruh Roh!

This is NOT going to bode well for the Obamination.

I feel a whole lot of issues coming up with this.


5 posted on 01/30/2009 4:42:25 PM PST by Eye of Unk (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! SA)
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To: for-q-clinton

Don’t forget the 20 million $ Obama just sent Hamas to repair Gaza.


6 posted on 01/30/2009 4:43:00 PM PST by milwguy (........)
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To: for-q-clinton

Duh dude, GMTA!


7 posted on 01/30/2009 4:43:11 PM PST by Eye of Unk (How strangely will the Tools of a Tyrant pervert the plain Meaning of Words! SA)
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To: Norman Bates
Imagine that...announced on a Friday night....... Photobucket
8 posted on 01/30/2009 4:43:40 PM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Joiseydude

But of course ACORN gets millions in the Big Pork Bill!


9 posted on 01/30/2009 4:45:27 PM PST by MindBender26 (ATTN: Rev. Lowery: Sorry 'bout that, but I am White, and I got it Right years ago!)
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To: Joiseydude
Here we go. Cut Defense but spend BILLIONS on all kinds of idiotic social engineering “programs” under the “stimulus” Package.
Absolutely need to cut down on waste and inefficient spending but we all know this will go way beyond that.
10 posted on 01/30/2009 4:46:03 PM PST by scott says
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To: ladyvet

Dont worry about the friday night release. He has already tried that and it aint working cause he is toooooooo much of a rock star. Nuttin gets buried. Rush, Sean, Beck, Malkin, Coulter, and many others are taking care of that. Dobbs will even be all over that one :)


11 posted on 01/30/2009 4:46:12 PM PST by wombtotomb (since its "above his paygrade", why can't we err on the side of caution about when life begins?)
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To: Norman Bates

As much as I support the military, I don’t think there is one department that can not withstand some cuts. There is waste within the military. Some of that waste is misappropriated dollars to support covert operations. I want that, since the liberals fight against it so much, we have to do something. But there are other areas where we could save our tax dollars and not infringe on national security.

They could leave the appropriation the same and just cut the waste, then they could use the money saved to spend on protecting our troops.


12 posted on 01/30/2009 4:47:15 PM PST by ritewingwarrior (Just say No to socialism.)
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To: Joiseydude

It’s a late Friday announcement. That means it’s BAD.


13 posted on 01/30/2009 4:48:09 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (What's Obama's Secret?)
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To: ladyvet

You just knew this was coming...he insasmuch telegraphed it during the election. The military-hating Left must be rejoicing.


14 posted on 01/30/2009 4:48:55 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: Joiseydude

That is what the American public wanted.


15 posted on 01/30/2009 4:49:34 PM PST by sport
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To: milwguy
Don’t forget the 20 million $ Obama just sent Hamas to repair Gaza.

Hey, these are hard times. Bambi's got to prioritize.

16 posted on 01/30/2009 4:50:05 PM PST by livius
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Well zer0 needs money to fund his “Civilian Defense Corp”.


17 posted on 01/30/2009 4:50:28 PM PST by Joiseydude (Obama: "Putting my ideals into effect are more important than your safety from terrorist acts")
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To: Joiseydude
bump ... Obama wants to gut the military? Say it ain't so.

Ayers' targets are finally getting bombed. :(

18 posted on 01/30/2009 4:51:12 PM PST by Centurion2000 (01-20-2009 : The end of the PAX AMERICANA.)
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To: ritewingwarrior

While what you say is true I am asking which other departments will be cut 10% by this administration. I’m not holding my breath...


19 posted on 01/30/2009 4:53:22 PM PST by Norman Bates (Congratulations Chairman Michael Steele!!!)
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To: Joiseydude
I can imagine Zero telling the Defense Dept.: "You guys are spending too much on paint! We are not running a Home and Garden Network, we are trying to save some money on more important things. As of today, there will be no more use of paint!"

I have a suggestion for Defense Secretary Robert Gates: Tell Zero that we need a 10% increase in military spending!

Any cuts in military spending are a signal to our enemy to attack the United States and our allies.

20 posted on 01/30/2009 4:54:03 PM PST by jonrick46
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To: Joiseydude

Has he chosen which country he wants to be the next and only superpower yet?


21 posted on 01/30/2009 4:54:49 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: Joiseydude

Nice, he can spend like a drunken sailor (no offense to drunken sailors!) and his first (and probably only) cut is to the military!!

Lovely!!!


22 posted on 01/30/2009 4:55:07 PM PST by GatorGirl (Proud member of the Gator Nation!)
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To: sageb1

Start by closing every military base in Illinois.


23 posted on 01/30/2009 4:55:37 PM PST by CarmichaelPatriot
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To: Kathy in Alaska; txradioguy; beachn4fun; StarCMC; Lady Jag; laurenmarlowe; tomkow6; GodBlessUSA; ...

Ping to this......


24 posted on 01/30/2009 4:55:50 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dissent is patriotic - Hussein is not and will never be my president.)
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To: sageb1

I think he wants it to be Iran.


25 posted on 01/30/2009 4:55:59 PM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Joiseydude
Meanwhile...
Obama Authorizes $20 Million in Aid to Gaza Palestinians
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2175060/posts

(Yep, that's right — he takes money AWAY from our soldiers who need it, and gives it to those who we're fighting against! Is everyone in his administration clueless, or what? How about figuring out what can be cut safely given that we are at war before stating how MUCH to cut?)

I wonder if this was something he discussed with his Al Qaeda buddies???
Report: Barack Obama’s Al Qaida initiative began months before his election
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2173831/posts

26 posted on 01/30/2009 4:56:17 PM PST by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ Pro-Palin & NObama Gear : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Joiseydude

Peace in our time.

Thanks, Lord Obama (piss be upon him).


27 posted on 01/30/2009 4:56:58 PM PST by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: Joiseydude
Come on, debilitating presidential stroke!


28 posted on 01/30/2009 4:56:59 PM PST by Starfleet Command
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To: Norman Bates; Joiseydude
Holy traitors Batman!

I wonder if all the blind obama supporters expected this treason? A trillion dollars of additional spending in a so called stimulos package and a massive cut in defence. Help Us Somebody!

29 posted on 01/30/2009 4:57:30 PM PST by FreeAtlanta (Join the Constitution Party)
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To: TPluth
Start by closing every military base in Illinois.

Thanks for putting me out of a job.

Also, you do realize Scott AFB has three major commands residing in that one location? It's not an easy task to move a MAJCOM.
30 posted on 01/30/2009 4:57:41 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Starfleet Command

Damn! Is that Uncle Floyd?


31 posted on 01/30/2009 4:58:22 PM PST by Joiseydude (Obama: "Putting my ideals into effect are more important than your safety from terrorist acts")
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To: Norman Bates

Exactly. If he wanted a 10 percent cut, it should have been across the board — ALL government departments.

The private sector is cutting back — why the hell shouldn’t government?


32 posted on 01/30/2009 4:59:09 PM PST by JennysCool (Internet Powerhouse)
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To: Joiseydude

Blood will be on “o” hands.....


33 posted on 01/30/2009 4:59:33 PM PST by Kimmers (Working hard so Obamas friends don't have to)
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To: Joiseydude
Nothing like rolling out the RED carpet invetation to attack us.

This idiot will be thrown out before the first year is up, and hopfully on his stupid f'n head. Scyoooze me whilst I go puke

34 posted on 01/30/2009 4:59:39 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Obama says we should listen to muzzies, not Rush)
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To: Joiseydude
Just pulled this up from Boston Globe.

The briefings do not specify which programs should be cut, but defense analysts say that prime targets would probably include the new F-35 fight er jet, a series of Navy ship programs, and a massive Army project to build a new generation of ground combat vehicles, all of which have been skyrocketing in cost and suffering long development delays.

Such cuts would affect the New England economy. General Dynamics builds warships and submarines in Maine and Connecticut, while Raytheon, Massachusetts' largest employer, is involved in numerous weapons programs from ships to missile defenses and satellites.

35 posted on 01/30/2009 4:59:46 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: Joiseydude
Just heard on FoxNews that Obama is planning on asking the Joint Chiefs to cut the defense budget 10%.

Defense is part of Obama's plan to print worthless pieces of paper less 10% via budget?

36 posted on 01/30/2009 5:00:12 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, Question everyone else)
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To: Joiseydude

anyone have a link to anything about this? I need to send this to some Rats I know that will have to question why they voted like they did.


37 posted on 01/30/2009 5:00:19 PM PST by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: Joiseydude
I'm a DoD contractor and my mom is a widow of a retired Navy commander. I've heard a report that Obama is trying to cut Tricare For Life for military retirees and survivors while funding free health care for illegal aliens.
38 posted on 01/30/2009 5:00:24 PM PST by Myrddin
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To: Joiseydude

I am shocked I tell you.

I bet no one guessed this would happen.


39 posted on 01/30/2009 5:01:12 PM PST by CriticalJ
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To: Joiseydude
Obama Priorities:

Add Billions for Congressional Pork

Cut Billions for Bullets for Troops in the Field

When you run out of ammo, sharpen your sticks, troops. Obama has your back! Whoops! He's running away!!!

40 posted on 01/30/2009 5:02:22 PM PST by Uncle Miltie (Dissent is Patriotic. Palin 2012!)
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To: Joiseydude

Can’t wait to send my brother in law a snarky email and link. I told him over the holidays that the first thing Obama would do is cut the military budget. He acted like I was an idiot and said Obama wouldn’t do that with the economy on the brink..blahblahblah!

Let’s see..that amounts to about 1% per day since Obama got in office and they are saying it is only a start?

Can’t wait til we get hard news and a link on this news. Composing my snarky email as we speak....lol


41 posted on 01/30/2009 5:02:32 PM PST by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Joiseydude

Don’t you know?

It’s all about “soft power.”

The great OZ has spoken.


42 posted on 01/30/2009 5:02:37 PM PST by mojito
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To: Joiseydude
And, all this while his advisors are warning him against these things, too...

A 9/11 Commission warns Obama on nuclear weapons in Iran, he’s not listening
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2174871/posts

You know, this is just like Gun Control laws — as if those who want to destroy the U.S. are going to REALLY stop their nuclear programs? As if any of them are going to STOP building up their military?

Has he even bothered to run this by our Generals? Oh, I'm sorry - he probably thinks his “Educated Opinion” and “Philosophy” is more relevant than anything our military leaders tell him...

Well, we can't say we didn't warn people... Although I'm really getting tired of saying “I told you so” — for Gosh sakes it hasn't even been TWO WEEKS and he's proving ALL of us right! (Again not surprising but it's awful interesting how quickly he's trying to push these things through... I wonder if he's trying to get it all done before the 4-month cease-fire Al Qaeda was talking about?)

43 posted on 01/30/2009 5:02:46 PM PST by LibertyRocks ( http://LibertyRocks.wordpress.com ~ Pro-Palin & NObama Gear : http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Norman Bates
I'm sure the White House kitchen won't get the same orders to cut back on expenses based on what they served to pols the other day.
44 posted on 01/30/2009 5:03:22 PM PST by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: sport

You need to correct that to 52.9% of the country wanted.


45 posted on 01/30/2009 5:04:31 PM PST by luckystarmom
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To: ritewingwarrior
There needs to be a come-to-Jesus meeting over what is in the DoD budget. Congress lays on a lot of requirements that contribute nothing to national defense. All the support given to Department of State can go first. Let Hillery get the DoS budget to cover it. Nancy Pelosi’s personal military air taxi service can easily go too. Pull troops out of Europe, Japan, and Korea. WWII has been over for 60 years we can afford to end the occupations.
46 posted on 01/30/2009 5:04:37 PM PST by RedEyeJack
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To: Joiseydude

Does that include money set aside for the War Crimes investigations by Peliski and friends?


47 posted on 01/30/2009 5:04:40 PM PST by Dallas59 (Not My President)
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To: FreeAtlanta

“I wonder if all the blind obama supporters expected this treason? A trillion dollars of additional spending in a so called stimulos package and a massive cut in defence. Help Us Somebody!”


Certainly not all of them, but a strong number of the DU types wanted and hoped for even greater cuts than this!

sarcasm on

If we just start talking to the rest of the world, and stop murdering all those innocents out there with our capitalist imperialism, no one will hate us or attack us! Our military is at the heart of our insecurity! Make love not war!

sarcasm off


48 posted on 01/30/2009 5:05:27 PM PST by marktwain
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To: randomhero97

It has a good website, too.

http://public.scott.amc.af.mil/


49 posted on 01/30/2009 5:05:27 PM PST by Canedawg (Lincoln freed the slaves, BO will free the terrorists. "Unity of purpose" my a- -, Mr.POS)
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To: mware

forget post 35. It was an old article.


50 posted on 01/30/2009 5:05:28 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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