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Army could lose 100,000 soldiers (Barf Alert)
federalnewsradio ^ | Wednesday - 4/24/2013 | Jared Serbu

Posted on 04/24/2013 7:58:46 AM PDT by kimtom

Army could lose 100,000 soldiers due to sequestration.

Of all the military services facing budget pressure this year, the Army is in the direst of straits. The budget Congress finally passed a month ago will help matters, but the service says it's still more than $15 billion short of funds in fiscal 2013. Army senior leaders told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday that the elimination of a continuing resolution and the passage of a formal budget only fixed about a third of the funding problem they face this year. The sequestration cuts that Congress left in place will force them to find $7.6 billion in savings in the next six months.

On top of that, the Army is short ..........

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Your Opinion/Questions
KEYWORDS: army; bho44; bhodod; budget; budgetcuts; defensespending; military; sequester; sequestration; soldiers; usarmy
What ever happened to cutting waste? Wheres 6 Sigma when you need it!!!
1 posted on 04/24/2013 7:58:46 AM PDT by kimtom
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To: kimtom

Wow, look at all the damage a mere $85B did.

Let’s cut another $850B. This is fun.


2 posted on 04/24/2013 8:00:57 AM PDT by lurk
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To: kimtom

Don’t fret. Bozo will now be able to use those funds to hire 100,000 Bloods, Crips, and Gangsta Disciples at DHS.


3 posted on 04/24/2013 8:01:52 AM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: kimtom

Of course, letting the homosexuals infest the barracks and putting women in combat probably won’t help either. If I were a young man of military age, the last place I’d go is a homosexual-infested armed forces. Better to go into an trade somewhere.


4 posted on 04/24/2013 8:02:38 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: kimtom

***Army could lose 100,000 soldiers due to sequestration.***

Nothing new. I was released three months early from a four year enlistment due to budget cuts back in 1969.


5 posted on 04/24/2013 8:03:23 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Do we now register our pressure cookers?)
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To: kimtom

So if $7.6 billion pays for 100,000 troops and their equipment...

The Army is saying that they only need about $30 billion total, right?


6 posted on 04/24/2013 8:05:17 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: kimtom

Six Sigma addresses variability in a process. Lean is about eliminating waste.


7 posted on 04/24/2013 8:08:10 AM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: laweeks

I was going to mention the same thing. With the faggotization of the armed services, there’s no way in hell I’d ever enlist or have anything to do with the military. The uniform no longer carries the weight or meaning it used to.


8 posted on 04/24/2013 8:08:46 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

And if we were invaded he would sit and do nothing just to “punish” the RP then blame it on them and get the liberals worked up so he could say,”See, I told you so” and then use it to his advantage on all other budget decisions. This is the type of guy we have at helm. A captain that would run his ship straight into the rocks just to punish his crew...


9 posted on 04/24/2013 8:08:54 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: kimtom

Furloughs for Soldiers.

Fully funded EBT cards for shiftless bums.

FUBO.


10 posted on 04/24/2013 8:10:47 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: greene66
The uniform no longer carries the weight or meaning it used to.

And then to have the Pentagon refuse to promote any generals who won't guarantee that they'll fire on and kill innocent Americans on our own soil, just adds to the disgust I have for the Washington puppet-handlers that are leading our sock-puppet so-called president.

11 posted on 04/24/2013 8:10:59 AM PDT by laweeks
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To: kimtom

Meanwhile, the US gummint is still sending BILLIONS in military aid to moslem terrorist states like Kosovo, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Syria, Egypt, Jordan, and terrorist organizations like Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood, and Palestinian Authority.

Why doesn’t anybody with a larger voice than mine ASK WHY??


12 posted on 04/24/2013 8:12:24 AM PDT by Westbrook (Children do not divide your love, they multiply it.)
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To: kimtom

Why not ground the Obamadork and our congresscritters?

‘Twould save millions, and concentrate our center of stupidity in the DC area.


13 posted on 04/24/2013 8:13:49 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: kimtom

This will be worse than the 70’s, both Republicans and Democrats are eager to gut the military to put more money into things that will directly contribute to their reelection.

The Army and the Marines always bear the brunt of the sacrifice during wartime, and the Army always takes in on the chin in cut backs after it’s over. The Marines would too, but they fought and won political inoculation against such cuts during the Chowder Society fight in the late 40’s. We pay a big price in blood and costs when the next war comes along. These days there’s no Ronald Reagan to stem the tide.


14 posted on 04/24/2013 8:14:12 AM PDT by centurion316
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To: kimtom

The Federal Government is now SO big that they even have their own radio station in D.C. to keep all the gubbermint employees informed of internal budget machinations like this.

“Federal News Radio”. Feh!


15 posted on 04/24/2013 8:16:05 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kimtom

Hey 0! Sea Quester (deep six) those vacation plans. Then lay off all those czars and we won’t have to pay for all those new regulations they are dreaming up.


16 posted on 04/24/2013 8:22:59 AM PDT by Zuse
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To: kimtom

One can be sure that the Sodomite, “Third World” and that type of Female who thinks she is a man will NOT be released.


17 posted on 04/24/2013 8:29:14 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: kimtom

WOW!
The possibility of 100,000 new recruits to the Oathkeepers sounds GOOD right about now!


18 posted on 04/24/2013 8:53:48 AM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: kimtom

$15b funding shortfall, out of a budget of about $700b budgeted for the Pentagon.

Let’s see. 1/47th of their budget cut, so they might have to let go 100,000 soldiers.

In perspective, the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV) is slated to cost $15.9b *for development*. That is, after spending almost $16b, we will have no vehicles, just plans on how to make them. By spending a lot more money.

Since 2001, military and security expenditures have soared by 119 percent.

The #1 rule for bureaucrats, including military bureaucrats, is that “When budget cuts are threatened, offer to cut the meat, never the fat.”

They know that politicians, the public, and lobbyists will *always* “fight to keep the meat”, but if the bureaucrats foolishly offer to cut the fat, it will be cut, and more than they can tolerate. And they will lose funding for much meat as well.


19 posted on 04/24/2013 9:11:34 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: kimtom
For some reason this comes to mind...


20 posted on 04/24/2013 9:15:01 AM PDT by Hugin
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“...The #1 rule for bureaucrats, including military bureaucrats, is that “When budget cuts are threatened, offer to cut the meat, never the fat.”....”

Exactly!!!!!


21 posted on 04/24/2013 9:24:54 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: Hugin

I bet they couldn’t getaway with this cover today!!!

Funny


22 posted on 04/24/2013 9:35:47 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Correct. then the military can/will be used against us.


23 posted on 04/24/2013 9:37:27 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: kimtom

Makes you want to go HMMMM....
My U.S. Army son was sent to Guam from Hawai’i two weeks ago. Why? To build a new basketball court for the garrison there!


24 posted on 04/24/2013 9:56:53 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew Obfuscation)
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To: kimtom
Absolutely as the creatures taking over the military owe their livelihood and perks to the extreme left.
25 posted on 04/24/2013 9:59:28 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Mortrey
The possibility of 100,000 new recruits to the Oathkeepers sounds GOOD right about now!

Unfortunately, they aren't all necessarily of the political persuasion to join. Last week I got a call from a young man looking for tech training. As I was helping him, he mentioned he had just gotten out the AF and wanted to use the GI Bill. I thanked him for his service.

His response: "Yeah, whatever..."

26 posted on 04/24/2013 10:15:38 AM PDT by Hoffer Rand (There ARE two Americas: "God's children" and the tax payers)
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To: TexasRedeye

Outstanding! Good duty, in a great duty station! Does he shoot hoops? If not, he will. Good stuff, TexasRedeye.


27 posted on 04/24/2013 10:23:49 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: kimtom
What ever happened to cutting waste? Wheres 6 Sigma when you need it!!!

It is framed, right next to your worthless "Black belt" certificate, which is on the trophy case next to the "Total Quality Management" TQM Award and the signed copy of Edward Deming's 14 Points.

Did you even read that article that you posted?

The Army is cutting these soldiers due to deep and real budget cuts, which the Republican party has been shamefully cheering on.

There isn't a "Dept of Waste and Fat" in the US military, as keyboard warriors always assume.

The US military was cut by $487 Billion over ten years starting two years ago, and that was BEFORE Sequestration, which took another &650 Billion. The military is 17% of the budget, yet is is punished with 50% of the cuts. Meanwhile, Entitlements, which are exploding our debt and deficits, are exempt from Sequestration. So you have 63% of all spending with no cuts, and the remaining 37% of spending taking 100% of the cuts. Of those cuts, the military is cut 9% across the board, every year, for 10 years. For FY13, the Operations and Maintenance budgets have been decimated because military pay and most procurement dollars cannot be touched.

The mission of the US military is dangerous, bloody, difficult, and complex. This nation expects miracles, but these days only cares about their Food Stamps (1 in 7 Americans on the EBT dole), their Social Security COLA, and their Medicare.

The most noble of American society, the military and those who serve, are punished, while the takers are rewarded.

Congratulations.

28 posted on 04/24/2013 10:27:44 AM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: kimtom
Army could lose 100,000 soldiers due to sequestration.

Hopefully they'll start at the top and work down...
29 posted on 04/24/2013 10:33:47 AM PDT by frankenMonkey (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity." -- Sigmund Freud)
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I would Thank you if your award meant something;

I am an x-automotive engineer, I have used 6-sigma (to improve production and eliminate waste) it works.
I am “x” because of 2008 layoffs and for 3 years no one hired.
I am a lowly part inspector now.
I worked as Military contractor (one company)

I am a former service member. I believe in a strong military for defense. I believe we should support our troops when they are given “thankless” tasks.

But are you implying there is no waste in Government or Military that cannot be cut (instead of benefits and troop levels)??

YES, the military is being unfairly attacked and politicized .
I do not like what is happening to our country. I do not think we can win against the enemy with PC attitudes.

The leaders now in charge are using this for political reasons. My post was "tongue in cheek"

30 posted on 04/24/2013 11:28:49 AM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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To: T-Bird45
Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driven approach and methodology for eliminating defects.

variability is one of many.

it does change meaning within organizations, however. Thanks

31 posted on 04/24/2013 12:22:44 PM PDT by kimtom (USA ; Freedom is not Free)
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