They are livid.
Take a look:
"Is that what is the matter. I thought she just might have gotten drunk before she wrone this blog. Hell douse her quick with some water."
"I've heard nothing about these problems during President Obama's watch. Has anyone else? It seems that now our soldiers, sailors, marines and airmen have what they need and are receiving the care that they deserve. I think that constitutes "having our servicemen/women's backs." Shame on you Jen."
"Republican leadership voted for the Budget Control Act. Republicans refused any and all tax increases in the Super Committee, and got sequestration. Like the Status of Forces Agreement Bush negotiated, Republicans refuse to live with the policy they pass or negotiated. Let sequestration stand. Fire all the contractors doing jobs soldiers could do cheaper. Decimate defense spending in red states and the tea party is history. Many will be out on their ears in 2014."
"If anyone has ever looked at a map of the states with the biggest defense spending, they are dominated by red states. For states such as VA, GA, SC etc, they would be in depression without the big defense spending. Defense is welfare for the red states."
Here we are, years after Obama put a gun to the military's head, and our national security is still being bled to death and held hostage by Obama and the Democrats.
In March, 800,000 Dept of Defense employees will be furloughed.
America has lost her way. As long as obese Americans get "their" entitlement check, then they don't care.
What is absolutely obscene about all of this is that no American institution or body of Americans have sacrificed or given more since 9/11 than the military and those who serve it.
I feel our nation has only a short time left.
What is also truly sad is that with the gutting of the military we will have thousands more Americans looking for jobs that don’t exist. I expected no less from a demoncrat administration, they always attack our military, they smile in your face while sticking the knife in your back!
Why do red states continue to stay in this union? That is not a rhetorical question.
Yes, we should:
- maintain ongoing military capabilities to defend America
- meet our obligations to former military service men and women.
HOWEVER, when will this country wake up and realize that:
- we cannot afford to be the world’s police force
- we cannot afford to defend our allies in Japan and Europe (they must accept their own responsibilities for their own national defense)
- we cannot afford to maintain military bases in more than 150 nations around the world to make international banking safe for the big 5 American mega-bank-casino’s and for GE and a few other mega-international corporations?????
Look no further than the Roman Empire and its decline and collapse, or to the UK’s global empire and its eventual economic distress and shrinkage to see the course that we are on with our current military reach, scope, objectives, and international empire that is enforced by the sheer size and capability of our military and by still-superior technology and competence.
That which is not sustainable will not be sustained; but we still have a choice about how the inevitable major military pull-back will occur. With pride and grace, and on a planned and controlled basis, or in collapse and humiliation, leaving America’s defense at significant exposure and risk?
We can either deliberately and thoughtfully pull back from our current military course or we can wait until the country collapses economically as the Soviet Union did and the military falls into a state of shrunken paralysis as theirs did for many years. Which will it be???
Macro economic realities will downsize the US Military in major ways in this decade. I do not believe it will be possible to do otherwise, given the true state of the economy and financial condition of this country. American culture and politics make this, in practice, unavoidable.
Voted for it?? Bohner and Ryan praised it.
Republicans did demand spending cuts with no tax increases and then agreed to this (2011) as a compromise.
In any case O is commander in chief, let him worry about this. Republicans had > 16 months to come up with replacement targeted military cuts, but they were not interested.
Rs finger prints are all over this bill with the delayed cuts. Best to lay low on this(certainly not demand restoration of spending) and then if anything goes wrong just blame O.