Skip to comments.Obama to Republicans: stop playing politics with military
Posted on 07/23/2012 6:54:26 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
(Reuters) - President Barack Obama challenged Republicans on Monday to stop "playing politics" with the U.S. military in a fight over end-of-year budget cuts that would strike the defense industry if Congress does not agree on a new deficit-cutting deal.
Republicans and Obama's Democrats are at odds over how to avoid triggering billions of dollars in across-the-board federal budget cuts resulting from a "sequestration" mechanism put in place by Congress in 2011 as part of its solution to break an impasse over the U.S. government's borrowing limit.
In a speech to veterans that included a robust defense of his foreign policy achievements, Obama painted himself as being on the side of military men and women and said Republicans were putting them in jeopardy by insisting on extending Bush-era tax cuts that Democrats oppose.
"Let's stop playing politics with our military," Obama told a convention of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Nevada, a battleground state the president hopes to win in the November 6 election against Republican Mitt Romney.
"If the choice is between tax cuts that the wealthiest Americans don't need and funding our troops that they definitely need to keep our country strong, I will stand with our troops every single time."
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Obama says stop playing politics with the military and disband the lot and let him spend the money on more green jobs
Obama's speech must have been a very short.
ROTFL! What a hypocrite!!!
B*ll (cough) sh*t! How stupid does he think we are?
1. unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall.
zero — stop effen up the military !
This pos makes me sick.
Rule 8: Keep the pressure on. Use different tactics and actions and use all events of the period for your purpose. The major premise for tactics is the development of operations that will maintain a constant pressure upon the opposition. It is this that will cause the opposition to react to your advantage.
For example, accuse the opposition of doing what you are doing: `playing politics’ with homosexuals in the military.
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If the clubhouse is a gay bar.