Skip to comments.Report: Trump wants Germany, Japan and others to pay full cost plus a premium for US troops
Posted on 03/10/2019 7:12:48 PM PDT by Steve Schulin
click here to read article
Yes, their freedom was not free, American blood was spilled for it. It is about time they pay for it.
He’ll drop the plus 50....but we’ll get full cost. Huge chunk. Remember, our troops feed their economy.
Trump has been championing the idea for months, Bloomberg reportedGefälschte nachrichten.
Trump would have made a great head of one of the 5 New York families :)
I love so many things he does.
And it makes sense.
Bodyguards and security guards don’t work for free.
We’re defending ENTIRE NATIONS.
It's about time we bring our troops home and these countries pay for their military needs and use their own citizens to fill their military needs
It's not a real good idea that our soldiers are filling mercenary roles in some situations. Besides that, in many situations we're involved in fighting wars our allies' wars, not our own.
It's interesting that the dems are more interested in not defending our borders than they are in cutting back on warmongering overseas.
I couldn’t have put it any better than you.
Woo hoo! I didn’t think I could love this President even more. Way to go President Donald J. Trump! Awesome move and I applaud you for it!
Our primary value to Europe is the nuclear shield we provide them. We spent hundreds of billions to develop nuclear warfare tech and the 2% of GDP we are pressing them to contribute to NATO is chump change next to the value of the shield we provide. Trump would not be out of line telling the EU if they want to retain that protection the EU must pay the US directly 2% annually of their collective GDP to reimburse of for the cost. We are 21 trillion in debt and can no longer afford them protection gratis.
You are correct. They owe us.
I think these countries should be defending themselves. Asking them to kick in more money at a time when they’re being over run my Muslim hordes, well I don’t know how much they’d have left to kick in.
Shut it down. Work out a deal with Israel and Egypt to place a base in Sinai as a staging post for the U.S. military in the region. We already provide aid to Egypt and Israel and they would welcome our presence. Germany has not been acting as a friend lately.
What’s the point of troops in Germany? It’s obvious they just let anybody walk on in.
Demand payment be made in the severed heads of our enemies!
Plus 40 yrs back pay that is overdue with interest.
> Whats the point of troops in Germany?
For when we inevitably need to use them against the Germans again.
A way to make money, or a good way for countries to tell us to get out. A win-win as far as I’m concerned.
Anytime I ever doubt Donald J. Trump, a story like this comes along. Sweet Jesus, YES!
What a great concept.
Our support means MORE to them, than to us... in most cases. Where it does, they should pay MORE than us. Where it doesn’t, WE should pay more.
Let’s start figuring out which are which.
President Trump is just day dreaming here. The Germans will say FU we aren’t paying and they will be backed up by the K street funded chickenhawk neocons in Congress. Moving Ramstein ain’t happening.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.