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  • No Time for Defense Cuts

    Today, President Barack Obama will visit the Pentagon where Secretary of Defense Robert Gates will introduce Obama to all the key players in formulating strategies for Iraq and Afghanistan. Yesterday, Secretary Gates testified before the House Armed Services committees on budgetary pressures facing the Pentagon.

    Commenting on Gates’ testimony at Politico, Heritage Senior Fellow James Carafano writes:

    In his draft testimony, Gates wailed he’ll have to make “hard choices” on weapons spending. Since he rightly points out five Pentagon programs “account for half of total cost growth in weapons spending,” we can guess where the axe will fall. This, however, is a bad “hard choice”…short cut defense to pay for seeding the Mall in DC and subsidizing Hollywood films (yes…both in stimulus package)…and yes…the defense jobs that will be cut will be here in the US….so yes you got that right…we are going to layoff high-skilled engineers to spend hundred-of-thousands of dollars to hire gardeners. There is a better way…slash back the spending and social engineering in the bill and add the kinds of tax cuts that will really boost economic growth, the best recommendation I’ve heard is to reduce the corporate taxes by 10 percent…and by the way—don’t cut the defense budget. The world may or may not get richer in the next few years….it is not likely to get less dangerous.

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    6 Responses to No Time for Defense Cuts

    1. Ozzy6900, CT (The Bl says:

      I hope that someone is telling our fighting men and women that the President Obama & his Administration place landscapers and the entire movie industry above them! This is really beginning to stink. I wonder how many illegal aliens will be seeding the DC Mall lawn!

    2. Z says:

      I don't know why people think obama is intelligent, clearly from every move he's made so far he's a complete id10t. He's only been in office for about a week & has already cemented his status as the worst president ever. Bush looks like Einstein compared to this clown. Anyone who voted for obama is an id10t too & should be sterilized to prevent rampant stup1d1ty in the future. IMPEACH OBAMA NOW!

    3. VinceP1974 says:

      I have never been more frightened and pessimistic about my physical security and the nation's as I am now.

      I have zero confidence in this fraud Marxist. I feel like I"m in a nightmare.

      He and the Dems in Congress are going to crush us.

    4. C Daigle says:

      The anti-America crowd has obviously taken over. Just as I predicted prior to the election, the first thing our new President would do is degrade the military. Well it wasn’t the first but close enough. The first action it seems was to go on Muslim TV and blame America for the ills of the world and make us look weak to our enemies. If I wanted to live in a socialist country I would move to Europe.

    5. todd, winter springs says:

      We live in a socialist country already. Anytime the government gives any person or business money, it practices Socialism.

    6. Pingback: Those Who Voted For The Stimulus Package Put Our Troops At Risk « The Mike Slater Show

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