Some questions:* wouldn't it be better, spending money on
something which provides jobs, then on welfare which doesn't?*
take some of the billions we give away to other countries, and use it for our
defense, and postal system?* doesn't employed people provide
taxes?* will our commander pay a little more?
Hind sight is 20 29. War is the only thing that NATO has imported to the US all
the other jobs we had have been exported
We will ALL need to be ready to tighten our belts. Things are going to become
rough for every American if Congress ever finds the gumption to act.Now it will be very interesting to see how loudly those who have been
screaming for budget cuts will yowl when their own interests are threatened.
Cut the debt....don't cut the military. Choose one,
but don't argue both... at the same time.
We can provide F16s to the Muslim Brotherhood, but we can't provide basic
needs to our own Sailors. We can provide a free welfare check for two years
with no work requirement, but we can't replace the outdated and 50 year old
M16 family of weapon systems. We can blow billions on Solyndra but we
can't manufacture enough F35s to update our aging fighter jet fleet.It frustrates me that every time politicians supposedly "get serious"
about spending they take money away from the programs that are actually
fulfilling the responsibilities of government, such as providing for the common
defense, and yet leave intact all the extra programs that fulfill
extraconstitutional services.This is why the financial crisis in America
will never be solved until a balanced budget amendment is put in place which
will force politicians to prioritize every year and not just when the electorate
clamors for a few saved bucks.
We cannot continue our unsustainable spending.However, it is a
foolhardy mistake to cut defense while we are still wasting billions on foreign
aid, subsidizine "big Bird" giving welfare to illegals, and forcing the
Navy to buy "green fuel" at outrageous prices. to mention just a few.Unprecedented cuts are needed, like to cut 50% of the federal civilian
work force. If we make the tough choices and do the cuts that are
needed, I will take the risk of the defense cuts too. But, if we are not
cutting everything BUT defense first, we are dooming our country to collapse
anyway.At least give the DOD authority to allocate their budget cuts
as they see fit, not arbitrary cuts by percentage of line items.But,
Obama and the Democrat Senate will not cut ANYTHING, except defense. Why do
they want our country to collapse from forces without, or within?
Will someone please define the word "unsustainable", to Obama.Let's have a budget plan, so America can see where our tax money is being
spent.Why are we giving WMDs, and funds to Egypt while people are
losing jobs here?
Let's have a budget plan....' - worf 'Republicans
BAIL on budget talks, blame Democrats' - By David Espo - AP - Published by
DSNews - 06/23/11 WASHINGTON — Republicans pulled out of
debt-reduction talks led by Vice President Joe Biden with a flourish on
Thursday, blaming Democrats for...' Can't get a
budget... from people who just want to make things worse.
Pagan,Who'se in charge, and resonsible for our country? Who
said taxes wouldn't go up a single dime, or the deficit cut in half?Excuses are a sign of weakness. Great leaders don't make
excuses/blame, and are willing to set an example. A leader--leads!Sorry, but Obama's not cutting it.Why are we giving WMDs, and
funds to Egypt while people are losing jobs here? This is pathetic.
never fear - our competent commander and thief (I mean chief) has it all under
control. The man just understands the world after all he did get the Nobel Peace
Prize and look at how he handled Benghazi and took care of those service
members! Don't worry military families if you do lose your job you can join
the food stamp army which is GIGANTIC now-a-days. Food stamps and welfare checks
are the new wave in America today so you would be part of the wealth
redistribution revolution! Yes sir prosperity has never been better in this
The U.S.military is the most important department in all of government. Cut any
other department 1st before gutting the military. Get rid of some departments
all together like energy, and education, which are nothing but make work
administrative jobs that we would not miss if they disappeared tomorrow.
However since most of us are being asked to pay upwards of 5 percent more in
taxes, what should happen is every government program be cut by 5 per cent
including defense. That would get rid of a lot of the wasteful fat and help
balance the budget and reduce the need for debt.
Now is not the time to cut the military. China is ramping up their military.
They have "carrier killers" surface to water missiles that are just
plain nasty. North Korea is getting crazier and crazier by the day. The Middle
East is a ticking time bomb, but MR. Peace apologized to the world, so why worry
right? Wrong! Gut entitlement programs that give nothing back. Offer those on
welfare the opportunity to serve their country in exchange for the money they
receive (I can only imagine how low the percentage would be) get rid of
Obamacare, and cut foreign aid. When JFK said "if we that have cannot help
those who have not, then we cannot help ourselves" he was talking about
Another idea. Get rid of the IRS. At least as it stands today. Simplify the tax
code. National sales tax, flat tax, whatever is better. But there are 100,000
useless jobs. They will easily be hired by businesses that need accounting
joseywales--In his passed two campaigns, Obama said he would simplify the tax
code.Hmm? I wonder if anyone would blame George Bush for that not
worf you ask why we are giving money to Egypt and I don't think it has
anything to do with a golf course in Egypt being named George Bush golf course,
and two streets named after the Bushes.When this country pays $.29
cents of every tax dollar to maintain our military and education gets $.02 of
every dollar there is a problem.The military could pull the plug on
50% of the overseas bases we maintain on our dime and meet the budget cuts.
That is without continuing to purchase $175 toilet seats (still happening at
Hill). The military has notoriously spent without conscience and without regard
to common sense.USA spends 45% of all military dollars in the world.
China has carrier and missile superiority not because they spent on military
but because they develop engineers and promote innovation at an educational
level. this country does too but they do it at a fraction they spend on
military.Military needs to be cut but like most departments the
useful areas will probably be hit the hardest.