May 16, 2012 2 Comments
There is a reason why the Constitution limits funding of the Army to 2 years. Meantime the Navy ship level is below what it was before World War One and Defense wants to cut it further? And pivot to the Pacific which is primarily naval. Huh? What? I suspect that there is some local pleading in the House budget but I think I’d rather bet on them this time, Defense is to important to trust to this administration.
In light of the fact that this administration seems a bit confused on exactly who the enemies are and who our friends are … sure! Let’s cut defense, cripple our military and dishearten them by cutting pay and reducing benefits. Morale is critical to a deployed military, and be assured, morale is dropping into danger zones! Doesn’t seem like the smartest move by a sitting President whose re-election campaign is already in serious trouble!
BY DONNA CASSATA
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threatened on Tuesday to veto the House Armed Service Committee’s version of next year’s defense budget, arguing that the $642 billion measure adds billions to President Barack Obama’s request and limits the military’s ability to execute a new defense strategy.
In a scathing, seven-page statement, the Office of Management and Budget ticked off a list of objections…
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