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Cruz to Hagel: Why is Pentagon Funding Algae Fuel, Wind Turbines, But Not More Combat Troops?
nation.foxnews.com ^

Posted on 03/06/2014 6:02:07 AM PST by cotton1706

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz grilled Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on his department's budget during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing:

"The Department of Defense continues to spend billions of dollars unnecessarily on alternative energy research programs at DoD. The Navy recently spent $170 Million on algae fuel, that costs four times as much as regular fuel," Cruz said.

He continued by describing other similar projects in contrast to cuts in the funding for additional combat troops in the United States' armed services.

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; debt; elections; military; spending; tedcruz; waste

1 posted on 03/06/2014 6:02:07 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706

Hagel doesn’t have a brain


2 posted on 03/06/2014 6:02:33 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: cotton1706

Come on Ted, that is easy... because we are trying to use the military budget to fund our pet projects


3 posted on 03/06/2014 6:03:39 AM PST by BRL
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To: cotton1706; Bikkuri; o2bfree; 12th_Monkey; 230FMJ; TWhiteBear; painter; tbw2; Ricebug; ...

Ted Cruz Ping!

If you want on/off this ping list, please let me know.

Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


4 posted on 03/06/2014 6:03:47 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: yldstrk

Hagel probably thought perhaps you did not get the message our military is more about social justice and enviornmental concerns then winning wars or keeping the peace.


5 posted on 03/06/2014 6:03:55 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: cotton1706

Ted Cruz is right. The Leftist enemies ruining this country have found the perfect idiot to head the Defense Dept. Hegel deserves no respect. The cowardly generals in their Pentagon offices should be fighting to save the U.S. military from these domestic enemies. However, they are too worried about losing their pensions, so Ted Cruz has to fight this battle for them. Totally disgusting.


6 posted on 03/06/2014 6:07:22 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: cotton1706

good question

I asked the same question after a 60 Minute special featuring the Army’s rollout of their highly anticipated multi-million dollar solar panelled tents.


7 posted on 03/06/2014 6:08:20 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: BRL
Come on Ted, that is easy... because we are trying to use the military budget to fund our pet projects...

Wrong.

It's NOT to fund 'our' pet projects - it's to fund liberal elite's pet projects. The American people aren't fools...

8 posted on 03/06/2014 6:12:27 AM PST by GOPJ ("Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), always currying favor with the press...."(nailed) - William Bigelow)
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To: cotton1706

Maybe it’s time to revive the “Golden Fleece Awards”


9 posted on 03/06/2014 6:13:28 AM PST by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: cotton1706

“costs four times as much as regular fuel”

All part of Putin’s plan.


10 posted on 03/06/2014 6:14:40 AM PST by fruser1
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To: cotton1706

Ted Cruz....the last hope of the republic.


11 posted on 03/06/2014 6:16:55 AM PST by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: cotton1706
"The Department of Defense continues to spend billions of dollars unnecessarily on alternative energy research programs at DoD.

Great Green Fleece: Air Force Spends $59 Per Gallon for Biofuel

This is as bad as gays in the military and woman in combat. The RATS always see DOD as nothing more than their social experiment.
12 posted on 03/06/2014 6:19:08 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: knittnmom
Maybe it’s time to revive the “Golden Fleece Awards”

Those "Golden Fleece Awards" were never really honest. They always focused on nitpickery, and ignored true fraud, waste and abuse.

The ENTIRE Department of Health and Human Services is fraud, waste, and abuse.

The ENTIRE Department of Education is fraud, waste, and abuse.

The ENTIRE Social Security program is fraud, waste, and abuse.

The ENTIRE AFDC/WIC/TANF/etc programs are fraud, waste, and abuse.

Just for a start ...

Until we are willing to eliminate whole programs, whole departments, even Cabinet level departments, we will continue to throw taxpayer money down the toilet by the trillions of dollars. Algae fuel research by the Navy is stupid ... but it's not the real problem.

13 posted on 03/06/2014 6:20:18 AM PST by NorthMountain
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To: yldstrk

Which makes him the perfect DOD compliment to Barry and Joe.


14 posted on 03/06/2014 6:24:46 AM PST by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: cotton1706; Diogenes; cripplecreek; BenLurkin; NorwegianViking; onyx; null and void; ...

” - - - - spend billions of dollars unnecessarily on alternative energy research programs at DoD - - - “

WHOA!

Up ‘till now I had always thought that Senator Cruz was on the cutting edge of hi-tech!?

How could it be that Senator Cruz was not aware of Hagel’s Combat Tanks, (HCT’s), that have Windmills mounted on them?

Stunning!

Senator Cruz also was not even vaguely aware of Hagel’s Hum-Vees, (HHV’s) powered by Solar Paneled Algae Jars, (SPAJ’s), mounted where the now obsolete headlights used to be - - -, what?

Yeah I know, these HHV’s are dependent on the SPAJ’s getting enough Sunlight to keep up with the HCT’s, if the wind is blowing, of course.

Hagel’s Pentagon is leaving no stone unturned to develop an Obamanation New-Age Technology, (ONAT), to be able to fight a “firefight at night.”

All Hagel is asking for is to “transfer” troop money to research money.

Obviously, The Secretary of Wussy War Hagel cannot comment on the exact amount that is requested to be expended at this time because the expenditure of hard-earned taxpayer dollars is still ongoing.


15 posted on 03/06/2014 6:39:44 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: cotton1706

The main enemy of the moment has nothing to fall back on once the industrial world loses its dependency on fossil fuel. Making that happen sooner is an obvious strategic interest.


16 posted on 03/06/2014 6:50:39 AM PST by Aqua Buddhist
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To: cotton1706

Algae jet fuel at 6X the price, smart move... not


17 posted on 03/06/2014 6:52:20 AM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: Graewoulf

For more than 60 years, America’s strong military has protected us all from a “nuclear” World War III.

Obama and the Democrats hope to “change” that by tempting America’s enemies to ATTACK!

Isn’t it time to call out those traitors....


18 posted on 03/06/2014 6:52:38 AM PST by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: Graewoulf

For more than 60 years, America’s strong military has protected us all from a “nuclear” World War III.

Obama and the Democrats hope to “change” that by tempting America’s enemies to ATTACK!

Isn’t it time to call out those traitors....


19 posted on 03/06/2014 6:52:57 AM PST by pfony1 (Add just 6 GOP Senators and we "bury" Harry)
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To: cotton1706

He didn’t think Ted would notice. Oops!


20 posted on 03/06/2014 7:12:18 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: pfony1

Agreed.

It begins by forcing Boehner to resign as Speaker, and supporting Trey Gowdy for the new Speaker of the House, by April 15, 2104.

That should give Boehner plenty of time to ship his Wine Collection out of his Speaker’s Office.


21 posted on 03/06/2014 7:14:14 AM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: cotton1706

The Marines wasted a bunch of money on Solar panels at Camp Lejeune.


22 posted on 03/06/2014 7:15:31 AM PST by Kozak ("It may be dangerous to be America's enemy, but to be America's friend is fatal" Henry Kissinger)
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To: BRL

Redistribution of wealth takes many forms.


23 posted on 03/06/2014 7:31:35 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: cotton1706

Thank God we have these two on our side or we would be up the creek.

24 posted on 03/06/2014 7:38:46 AM PST by McGruff (Don't worry. John Kerry is in charge.)
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To: cotton1706

UpChuck has always pushed himself as the “friend” of the enlisted troops because he once was one.

There is and always has been only one enlisted person present or past that he is a friend of and that is him. He could care less about any service member current or past if they don’t help further his image and career.

He’s a democrat pure and simple and that makes him a liar and a traitor to the Constitution.


25 posted on 03/06/2014 7:47:57 AM PST by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: SoConPubbie
Just watched the video at the link!

Hagel didn't know about the programs Senator Cruz specified!


26 posted on 03/06/2014 7:56:42 AM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: yldstrk

too many gin soaked raisins for breakfast

and lunch

and dinner


27 posted on 03/06/2014 8:15:08 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: cotton1706
Even Mrs WBill, who is hardly a warhawk, asked me why Defense was getting Defunded.

I told her that it was because BO promised to fundamentally change America, and that's exactly what he's doing. Good answer, I thought.

I'm reading "The Gathering Storm" by Churchill, right now. The parallels between 30s England, and right now, are frightening.

28 posted on 03/06/2014 8:41:43 AM PST by wbill
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