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Defense Official: Obama Calling for Defense Budget Cuts
FOX News ^ | Friday, January 30, 2009 | By Jennifer Griffin

Posted on 01/31/2009 12:23:18 PM PST by MaestroLC

The Obama administration has asked the military's Joint Chiefs of Staff to cut the Pentagon's budget request for the fiscal year 2010 by more than 10 percent -- about $55 billion -- a senior U.S. defense official tells FOX News.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; antimilitary; aurrender; bho; bhodod; budget; chamberlain; cicobama; cuts; defense; defensespending; destroyer; hussain; nationalinsecurity; obama; usmilitary; weakling
(h/t hotair)

Hope? Change? Nope. All too predictable.

1 posted on 01/31/2009 12:23:19 PM PST by MaestroLC
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To: MaestroLC

What about the stimulus from increasing military spending?


2 posted on 01/31/2009 12:25:10 PM PST by expatpat
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To: expatpat

Welcome to 9/10


3 posted on 01/31/2009 12:27:43 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: Erik Latranyi

Yep


4 posted on 01/31/2009 12:29:20 PM PST by jonno (Having an opinion is not the same as having the answer...)
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To: MaestroLC

All of this is designed by liberals to support the troops.

When the next war comes and they don’t have the latest and greatest body armor, armored vehicles or what is pertinent to that conflict, it will give them a reason to protest and show how they support of the troops!

The left only has the troops interests at heart when it serves the left’s purposes. Only when there’s a war they oppose do they pretend to support the troops and of course that support is best expressed by demands that they surrender to the enemy.


5 posted on 01/31/2009 12:32:26 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Somewhere In Kenya, A Village Is Missing It's Idiot)
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To: MaestroLC
More butter welfare handouts, less guns.
6 posted on 01/31/2009 12:32:27 PM PST by mkjessup (You are either with the Constitution, or you are with the TKU, "The Kenyan Usurper", CHOOSE dammit!)
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To: MaestroLC

Is Obama anti-security?

It would seem so.


7 posted on 01/31/2009 12:32:58 PM PST by Salvation ( †With God all things are possible.†)
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To: MaestroLC

Is Obambi talking about the entire budget including the war or just the base Pentagon budget? If he’s talking base budget, they this is a “Jim Jones” budget, suicidal.

Anyone know what the pentagon budget is as part of GNP? With and without the funding for the war?


8 posted on 01/31/2009 12:35:11 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Somewhere In Kenya, A Village Is Missing It's Idiot)
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To: expatpat
What about the stimulus from increasing military spending?

It's not "socially responsible" doncha know...

Plus it all goes to the evil, war mongering rich.

9 posted on 01/31/2009 12:36:46 PM PST by Doctor Raoul (Somewhere In Kenya, A Village Is Missing It's Idiot)
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To: MaestroLC

O will do nothing but further humiliate us in the eyes of the world and now he wants to reduce the size of the military and thereby make us more open to attack. I hope the American public who elected the farce into the White House will remember when they doomed us to defeat.


10 posted on 01/31/2009 12:36:55 PM PST by pctech
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To: expatpat
What about the stimulus from increasing military spending?

The Obambi administration will spend it instead on stuff like Head Start, which we know doesnt work. It's more important to make liberals feel virtuous than to protect the country.

11 posted on 01/31/2009 12:36:56 PM PST by freespirited (Help save humanity. Cure the RINOvirus.)
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To: MaestroLC

If they cancelled all “news” on tv the economy would improove immediatly.


12 posted on 01/31/2009 12:43:16 PM PST by screaminsunshine (f)
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To: Erik Latranyi

He will do what Clinton did; Stop making new arms, stop developing new technology for killing, etc,,,. he will pull our troops out of all battle zones and hand them over to the UN or use them for “The good of humanity”, like building roads, bridges, hospitals, etc,, in Africa, and other poor countries. Oh, and Michelle will have them waiting on tables at White House dinners and serving the President and his family, like Hillary did.

They will scale back the number of troops considerably. Perhaps cut their pay to nothing and start the draft again. Some of those will go into the newly formed “Civilian Security Force” and perform the above mentioned duties also.

This will provide a job for the masses out of work in the cities, etc,,.


13 posted on 01/31/2009 12:43:19 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (WHAT? Where did my tag line go? (ACORN))
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To: MaestroLC

Perhaps The-Failure-in-Chief will simply draft Human Shields to balance out the shortfall.


14 posted on 01/31/2009 12:43:35 PM PST by Gator113 ("Noli nothis permittere te terere.")
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To: MaestroLC

So, 0 is gonna increase troop level in Afghanistan (more money to support the troops) and then cut the military’s budget.....Hmmmm.....guess Zel Miller...the new ruling anti-America elitist class actually does want our guys and gals to fight with spitballs.


15 posted on 01/31/2009 12:45:44 PM PST by RSmithOpt (Liberalism: Highway to Hell)
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To: MaestroLC

so decrease military spending but increase food stamps
homo’s open in the military
overturn state laws and throw DOMA out
close gitmo
be nice to terrorists
first call is to the Palestinian Abbas
first media address is to muslims though Arab TV where he states he has muslims family and knows muslims very well
then there pork bill to make us in debt and poor for a generation and maybe two

There is no doubt in my mind that those man was put into this position because he was groomed for it and intends to destroy us from within as they know they couldn’t beat us on the military front
Hitler knew that, Ayers knew this and so did commies, it is now muslims who are at work with their radical left wing friends .

Surely the country will wake up soon from their obsession with him and realise what his agenda is.
He needs to be outed out of office as fast as possible, the GOP needs to get his agenda and his two weeks of actions out publicly other wise one year of this and his civilian security force will be taking us over.


16 posted on 01/31/2009 12:47:08 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: MaestroLC

Self-deleting my thoughts.


17 posted on 01/31/2009 12:48:51 PM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (American Revolution II, overdue.)
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To: freespirited

head start, free lunches and breakfast etc has to stop.

IT IS CRIMINAL THAT WE HAVE TO PAY FOR THEIR KIDS because they are too lazy

cant afford kids and to feed them then do not have any
fed up of going in the grocery store to see a family in front of me with carts full and they use food stamps to pay for it, MY MONEY


18 posted on 01/31/2009 12:49:58 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: freespirited

Cut the military funding by 10%..........and give Acorn 4 Billion. All of this in the first two weeks. Heaven help us from this Marxist thug.


19 posted on 01/31/2009 12:49:59 PM PST by steve7
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

read my other post on here saying what you sort of said

he is our enemy and is out to destroy us from within

the GOP needs to make a stink on this, increases food stamps and welfare but decrease military spending.


20 posted on 01/31/2009 12:51:26 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: MaestroLC

counting the bank bailouts there will be $4 trillion in new spending this year or something like that. Of course the military needs a big cut.

what did we think O wuold do to the military?


21 posted on 01/31/2009 12:52:22 PM PST by GeronL (Had the flu. Not well yet.)
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To: manc
You can bet that Iran is licking their chops, waiting for Obama to start pulling the troops out of Iraq. They and Syria are building up their forces as we speak.

With Al Sadyr already in Iraq, and no strong President or USA to stop them, they will move on Israel first, and then take out the unstable government in Iraq, which will give up without a fight. The Saudi’s will be forced to join up with them. They may even establish a Central government, based in Iran.

America has grown so weak they won't be able to respond in time. Obama definitely does not have a clue about what to do and will surely do all the wrong things. His knowledge of military operations is as astute as his knowledge of White House fire places. In other words, call in the Fire Trucks.

22 posted on 01/31/2009 1:07:05 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (WHAT? Where did my tag line go? (ACORN))
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To: MaestroLC

Thisis what happens when you elect an anti-American President.


23 posted on 01/31/2009 2:12:26 PM PST by TBP
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To: manc

There is no doubt in my mind that those man was put into this position because he was groomed for it and intends to destroy us from within

Anyone who didn’t see this from miles away and at least a year ago is an utter fool. Nothing has ever been so obvious.


24 posted on 01/31/2009 2:18:12 PM PST by usmom
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To: MaestroLC

IMHO you do not put men into the field ie: Afghanistan and then tab them in the back with budget cuts!


25 posted on 01/31/2009 2:20:56 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Erik Latranyi

A 9/10 President in a 9/12 world. He’s gonna get a lot of us killed.


26 posted on 01/31/2009 2:22:44 PM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: MaestroLC

I guess all of the jobs lost by defense contractors are not the kind of jobs he cares about.

Time to refresh my resume.

How can I use non-kinetic doctrinal pradigm into community organizing?


27 posted on 01/31/2009 2:25:53 PM PST by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet!)
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To: wxgesr

The way you cut the defense budget is by cutting people. Does he really want to reduce the military manpower? Along with increasing our troops in A?


28 posted on 01/31/2009 2:37:33 PM PST by Oldexpat (Drill Here, Drill There..we must drill everywhere.)
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To: MaestroLC

Millions for my minions, but not a penny for defense!

29 posted on 01/31/2009 2:39:26 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: MaestroLC

Gotta’ love this one. Let’s take away from the Military, and give ACORN 20% of all sale revenues of distressed assets.

Freakin’ illegal, Socialist bastage!


30 posted on 01/31/2009 3:03:22 PM PST by papasmurf (Impeach the illegal bastard!)
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To: MaestroLC

I KNEW this was coming. It was only a matter of time. He can’t pay for the porkulus bill, so raid that old favorite lib cash cow, the military.

We are all going to pay a very dear price for electing this POS. My God, America, what were you thinking????????


31 posted on 01/31/2009 3:49:02 PM PST by ScottinVA (Make my world PURRRFECT, Lord Obama!)
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To: usmom

agreed


32 posted on 01/31/2009 4:12:50 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

nail on the head

remember Russia invades and this buffoon after a few days says he hopes the country which is invaded shows restraint.

I’ve just been to the gun shop and not one place in my area let alone town of st Augustine has 9mil or 38 ammo.
This is the era of islam spreading like wildfire and we will have nothing to stop them taking over countries

You’re a right Iran is loving all of this and phony is sending love notes to them. I’d love to know what is on his blackberry


33 posted on 01/31/2009 4:16:26 PM PST by manc (Marriage is between a man and a woman no sick MA,CT sham marriage end racism end affirmative action)
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To: MaestroLC

Quelle surprise! New tagline is required.


34 posted on 01/31/2009 4:25:08 PM PST by ODC-GIRL (Proudly serving our Nation's Homeland Defense... on a budget!)
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To: savedbygrace
A 9/10 President in a 9/12 world. He’s gonna get a lot of us killed.

And therein lies the rub.

You see, President Obama and Congress have excellent security and run a minimal risk of being the target of a terrorist attack.

The citizens, on the other hand, are an excellent source of soft targets....sports venues, music concerts, and other gatherings.

Since terrorists will go for the soft targets, the President and Congress relish getting the opportunity to demonstrate their courage and leadership post-attack.

Remember how the media lamented President Bush getting all the glory after 9/11? Remember how they remarked that all that glory should have gone to President Gore?

This is their opportunity to look like strong leaders and enact some "caring" legislation.....as Rahm Emmanuel said "no crisis should be left unexploited".

35 posted on 01/31/2009 4:26:15 PM PST by Erik Latranyi (Too many conservatives urge retreat when the war of politics doesn't go their way.)
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To: MaestroLC
What if they had to have a bake sale to buy a bomber?

Visualize whirled peas.

Wavy Gravy for SECDEF.

36 posted on 01/31/2009 4:27:19 PM PST by Jim Noble
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To: TBP
This is what happens when you elect an anti-American President.
37 posted on 01/31/2009 4:36:08 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Libertarian and Constitution Parties should merge into one)
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To: MaestroLC

Congress wants to further cut the budget by 25%, according to Barney Frank. The next defense appropriations bill will reflect this change.


38 posted on 01/31/2009 11:19:16 PM PST by Thunder90
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