A funny time for the President to talk of other countries lower defense spending
only days after he announced reductions on the U.S. defense budget.
Yeah our defense budget is only bigger then the next 15 countries combined,
however will we defend ourselves?
mcclark. Does it concern you at all that Russia increased their military
spending by almost 80% last year? Why would they do that when they are already
outspending the next 15 countries combined? The question is how will their
neighbors defend themselves?
Hey happy2bhere, the sequester demanded by Republican necessitated cuts in ALL
spending, including the military.And if any NATO member should cut
military expense, it should be the US.We shouldn't be picking
up the tab for the other NATO nations, although a whole lot of Right Wingers
seem to feel we should keep wasting money on military spending and let Americans
mcclarkContinuing Mountanman, China is also seeking a blue water
navy with aircraft carriers, and submarines. And Russia seems to be acting in
the manner that NATO was supposed to prevent. Plus if history has anything to
say about it, we the U.S. have already been down this road of weakening the
military. WW11 as an example. And, remember. Much of that huge military
budget the U.S. spends is not going into tanks, guns, ships, planes, bombs, ect.
A lot of that money goes to the service people themselves. We in the U.S. pay
the best and give the best benefits of any military in the world, and it is
GaryOThe defense reductions negotiated in the Sequester were
insisted upon by Democrats. Our president does sound like a hypocrite
here...again.The realities are the US is decreasing all
discretionary spending because of the massive entitlement spending requirements
that primarily Democrats have enacted over the years. Social Security, Medicare,
Medicaid, food stamps and other such programs are growing at such a rate (soon
Obamacare will be added to the debt in massive numbers)that they are devouring
the budget. What solution do Democrats propose? More
spending, more taxation.I'm banking on change I can believe in
come November 2014 and November 2016. Waiting is increasingly painful.
David - It was the Repubicans who insisted on sequester. Look it up.
BTW, Right Wing propaganda sites are not legitimate sources.Face it
man. Right Wing "solutions" have been nothing but bad news for this
nation.Clinton leaves the country shipshape for GW Bush, and GW
almost DESTROYS it in 8 short years.Now the nation is on its feet,
and of course we should invest to make this nation stronger.And of
course we should raise taxes for high earners back to where they should be, at
minimum, put the Buffet rule into effect.The best thing
"Conservatives" can do for this nation is just stay out of the way, quit
obstructing progress, and let the Democrats repair your myriad mistakes.
We should spend less on presidential vacations, campaign fund raising trips, and
foreign country tours.Use it to strengthen our military.