We can't fund carrier strike groups, but Republicans and Democrats in Congress fully funded (for another year) extending unemployment benefits (yet again) to the tune of Billions of Dollars.
Entitlements are exempt from sequestration, and are 62% of the budget, yet we rape the military, and even the Republicans are cheering this time.
The DoD is under a triple curse: the previous Obama cuts of $487 Billion, the Continuting Resolution, and now the looming $600+ Billion in Sequestration cuts.
"What we've got to make clear to the Congress next week (is) that it's not just about sequestration. We're trying to absorb the $487 billion Budget Control Act, we're trying to absorb the challenges that were imposed on us by the continuing resolution and we're anticipating absorbing sequestration," Dempsey said.
Good thing everybody who wants one is getting "their" check though.
Obama targets military it is all BS.
Sort of hard to believe we can afford to give a bunch of F-16s to a country controlled by terrorists.
Not to worry. The Gays and the Women will be safe from these cuts.
Pharaoh Obumer must trying to get that Army down to what was authorized in the 1930’s; 127,000.
When threatened with budget cuts, the heads of an organization present the more drastic alternatives to cutting actual waste.
Every organization wastes money. When I was in the corporate world I saw tremendous waste. When I was in the military I saw even more. The individual men and women in the military deserve our greatest respect. But as an organization, the military is another government agency subject to the same tendencies to bloated bureaucracy and fiscal negligence as any other.
I can name a few generals we can get rid of.
Congress is too stupid to figure out how to write their own budget for five years, but smart enough to tell the Military what their budget will be.
Obama is going to cut the military budget no matter what sequestration does. It’s better to let sequestration go on and thus give the Republicans more leverage, than give in now, and have the military cut anyway.
sequester only cuts the increases - what is being spent today is not affected.
this, IMO, all aimed at manipulating the American mind and put pressure on our weak kneed politicians.
Look at the medals that Dempsey is wearing. The guy has been driving a desk and anal smooching his whole career. That’s why he is in the top job to help ruin the military.
The budget is being cut about 10%.
If they still have mandatory muslim sensitivity training after these cuts take effect, then it wasn’t enough.
Well how about we pull our forces out of Germany,Japan, Britain,etc. and keep that money spent where we need it. The socialists in those countries lambast us and our soldiers and demand we leave until they realize how many billions of dollars we spend propping up their economies. I say let them spend their own damn money defending themselves and we can use some of the money basing those men here and prop up our own economy.
Who cares if the bloated military budget is cut? My city and state were invaded by a bunch of illegal aliens and the Defense Department did NOTHING! I know Freepers want a massive military budget....but, the invasion was and is from Mexico... Now the threat and rot is from within... Cutting a TINY amount from the military budge is hardly going to affect our national defense. Nobody did anything while we were invaded during the 80’s, 90’s and 2000’s...so let’s all quit whining about these “cuts”!