Skip to comments.Air Force memo outlines sweeping budget cuts
Posted on 01/13/2013 7:42:23 PM PST by ducttape45
WASHINGTON (AP) Air Force leaders will cut flying hours by nearly 20 percent and prepare for a possible end to all noncombat or noncritical flights from late July through September if Congress can't agree on a budget and billions of dollars in automatic cuts are triggered.
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This is the deal:
We must stop outsourcing jobs now.
Bring back US jobs.
The Tyrant will do for the Air Force and military
EXACTLY what he did to NASA.
This whole budget ordeal has a lot of people in civil service scared. Many of the guys in my shop are worried their positions will be cut.
just do it....the military is just as bloated as the rest of the federal govt....
Military spending is going the way of cops and firemen and teachers anyway.
The employment cost is increasing hugely.
I say cut the unconstitutional crap and keep the Constitutional stuff like defense.
I’l be more inclined to agree with you when we hear that shrimp treadmill program has finally gotten the axe.
“just do it....the military is just as bloated as the rest of the federal govt....”
No doubt the military is bloated. However, this is NOT getting rid of bloat...it is curtailing training to maintain military readiness. A military that does not train is a military unable to do its job when necessary.
I AM NOT advocating caving in to Obama to save military readiness. However, we need not be naive about what some of this process will produce...a military weak and leaving us vulnerable to attack.
I agree, johnny.
How about we park Airforce 1, and quit shuttling Moochelle
around the globe, so we can scramble a few jets for pilot
Including $50 Million vacations for the First Mooch and her snarling posse?
Congressional "fact-finding" junkets?
I want to keep a strong military.
Spend time at the range, then, and do a little PT every day. When it comes down to it, we, the people, are it.
Don’t you know that pointing out how bloated and wasteful the military is on FR is a capital crime? Prepare for lectures on how “out-moded” our aircraft carriers are and how unprepared we are for a massive invasion by Canada or something, and for these reasons and more we should never question military spending.
Teacher’s unions or people protecting their defense jobs—I can hardly tell a difference, the methods and arguments are all the same.
“I AM NOT advocating caving in to Obama to save military readiness. However, we need not be naive about what some of this process will produce...a military weak and leaving us vulnerable to attack.”
I know that my response will grate with you and many reading it, but I think our military [so long as it remains under Obama’s control] should indeed be cut.
Considering how the Obamunnists are trying (and succeeding) in politicizing the armed forces and using them to further their agenda, perhaps the best thing we can do is to give him (and the ‘rat communists) as little to work with as possible. The left would turn the forces at their disposal upon us, if they could.
Time and time again here on FR, I’ve heard the phrase used “starve the beast”. Right now the United States military has been transmogrified into an agent of that beast.
Once Obama is gone, it will be time for a “restoration” of the military to its traditional role. Then we should support it and rebuild it, as did Reagan in his time.
But ‘til then, starve the beast.
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Come on, this reminds me of my state cutting back DMV hours when it had a ‘budget crisis’ instead of cutting the superfluous ‘bloat’ in it’s budget.
It worked for my state: they got the tax increase they wanted. I’m suspicious that the Air Force brass is hoping the same strategy will work for them.
Attack from whom? Even defunded, no military on Earth is a match for ours. Terrorists? What good did our aircraft carriers and stealth bombers do on the morning of 9/11?
Cuts like this are showing up in all the agencies and I don’t have a problem with that. Don’t know about DoD but CMS could trim alot of its bloat and still get the work done.
My question is this: my son is studying for the ASVAB right now and planning to test next month. How do these cuts appear in recruiting? Unless I missed it this article doesn’t really touch on that. My son talks to his recruiter regularly and never hears about hiring or recruiting freezes. Yet one of my friend’s son was riffed last year. So it appears to be an ongoing thing. Should he prepare for a plan B?
Spoken like a true libertarian. The Invisible Hand will protect us.
Or if China decides to flex its newfound muscle we will simply hire them to defend us from themselves. Planning ahead is so over-rated.