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DoD officials vow secrecy on budget
Federaltimes.com | February 19, 2009 | By JOHN T. BENNETT

Posted on 02/24/2009 9:44:43 PM PST by ransomnote

Obama's administration is requiring defense officials to sign a pledge that they will not release information about the 2010 budget to anyone outside the government. The article cannot be linked directly because of a copyright complaint. Here is the link: http://federaltimes.com/index.php?S=3957786


TOPICS: Government
KEYWORDS: 111th; bho44; bhobudget; bhodod; budget; defense; defensespending; obamasecrets; secrecy

1 posted on 02/24/2009 9:44:43 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

Obama is planning a much larger cut than publicly reveled. He is going with Rep Barney Frank’s idea of a 25% cut.


2 posted on 02/24/2009 9:48:01 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: ransomnote

And where does ZERO think a lot of the info for the budget comes from? Contractors. Does he think DoD workers just pull things out of their hat for the budget. Everyone I know is laughing at his being so stupid. I didn’t like the Gates appointed by Bush and have not changed my mind.


3 posted on 02/24/2009 9:48:43 PM PST by PhiKapMom ( BOOMER SOONER! Mary Fallin for OK Governor in 2010! LetsGetThisRight.com)
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To: ransomnote

Wait a minute....I thought in his “speech” tonight he said he wanted all the defense spending to be public...UNLIKE in the past....I’m confused.


4 posted on 02/24/2009 9:50:39 PM PST by goodnesswins (Conservative and fighting for freedom and liberty....whether you like it or not.)
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To: Thunder90

Obama is planning a much larger cut than publicly reveled. He is going with Rep Barney Frank’s idea of a 25% cut.


Not surprising, but do you have a source?


5 posted on 02/24/2009 9:50:46 PM PST by bushwon
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To: ransomnote

Well secrecy is kind of “transparent.” Isn’t it?


6 posted on 02/24/2009 9:50:51 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Just being a "U.S. citizen" does not make one an American.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I seem to recall that secrecy becomes a synonym for transparency during those years when members of the Democrat party are allowed to play ‘government’. The rest of the time, during Republican administrations, secrecy is bad, so bad that even the NY Times will reveal US military secrets on it’s front page.


7 posted on 02/24/2009 9:53:14 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: goodnesswins
"I thought in his “speech” tonight he said he wanted all the defense spending to be public"

Unlike the $787 billion Pork Pie that theyrefused to post on the internet for 5 days (violating Obama's oft-repeated promise). For that, secrecy.

8 posted on 02/24/2009 9:54:46 PM PST by cookcounty (Impeach President dOOm!)
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To: bushwon

It is the reason that he is keeping the budget secret. He doesn’t want to be attacked by the Republicans and Blue Dog/hawkish Dems for following Frank’s recommendations.


9 posted on 02/24/2009 9:55:06 PM PST by Thunder90
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To: Thunder90

Have you heard If it could go lower than 25%.


10 posted on 02/24/2009 10:01:03 PM PST by bushwon
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To: ransomnote

Secret Budget?! What ever happened to TRANSPARENCY?!!!!!!!!


11 posted on 02/24/2009 10:01:42 PM PST by bushwon
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To: goodnesswins

Maybe he just assumes that his administration will leak the information in sufficient quantities to count as ‘transparency’ - you know, the way that Feinstein revealed US base operations in Pakistan last week.


12 posted on 02/24/2009 10:04:40 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

Did Obama say he would take care of veterans and their benefits? (I didn’t see the speech, but “heard” that he uttered these words.)


13 posted on 02/24/2009 10:16:37 PM PST by Danette ("If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Danette

Here’s a quote re: benefits-
“To relieve the strain on our forces, my budget increases the number of our soldiers and Marines. And to keep our sacred trust with those who serve, we will raise their pay, and give our veterans the expanded health care and benefits that they have earned.”
Perhaps he will give them benefits and suddenly ‘discover’ that he’ll have to cut defense spending in other areas to cover the cost? Oh I know it doesn’t make sense, but that’s the new standard, right?

Here’s the link for the full text of the speech.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/02/obama-text-spee.html


14 posted on 02/24/2009 10:20:54 PM PST by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

President Obama's (and Orwell's) America, February, 2009

Massive Reductions of Military Spending Improves Security
Eliminating US Military Capacity is Increasing Strength
Freed, Armed Terrorists Make for Improved American Safety
Censorship is Transparency
Bank nationalization Protects Taxpayers’ Interests
Kickbacks, Payoffs, and unrecorded Contributions to Congress are next to godliness
Your Medical Records Held by the State is Privacy
Rationing Healthcare Creates Jobs
Better Healthcare for US Officials is Wonderful
Censoring Opposing Views is Fairness (Doctrine)
Four Score Missing Nuclear Weapons Computers is Security
A Two-tiered Tax System favoring Politicians is Fair
War is Peace (*)
Freedom is Slavery (*)
Ignorance is Strength (*)


[ * from 1984, Orwell; rest instituted by President Obama ]



15 posted on 02/25/2009 2:29:24 AM PST by Diogenesis (Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?)
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To: ransomnote

And the most open and transparent administration in history marches on...


16 posted on 02/25/2009 2:34:54 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Barack Obama: in your guts, you know he's nuts!)
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