A promise kept

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    Question is a promise not kept still a promise kept or is it a lie?

    According to political facts obama promised to increase the size of the Army and Marine Corps


    Increase the size of the Army and Marine Corps

    "Barack Obama supports plans to increase the size of the Army by 65,000 troops and the Marines by 27,000 troops. Increasing our end strength will help units retrain and re-equip properly between deployments and decrease the strain on military families."
    PolitiFact | The Obameter: Increase the size of the Army and Marine Corps

    But in the news now we have this

    The Defense Department may have to force soldiers, Marines or other members of the military out of the services for the first time since the aftermath of the Cold War to achieve the spending reductions in its budget proposal.
    The Pentagon plans to cut 67,100 soldiers from active and reserve Army units and the Army National Guard in the five years starting Oct. 1, as well as 15,200 from the active and reserve ranks of the Marine Corps as part of an effort to save $487 billion over a decade, according to the budget sent to Congress today. The Navy and Air Force would lose fewer people -- 8,600 and 1,700 respectively

    Pentagon May Oust Troops Involuntarily to Meet Reductions in Budget Plan - Bloomberg

    And yes they are kicking out members who have 15 years of service to keep them from getting full benefits. or at least those that is what sources tell me from the military down at fort jackson
     
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    I was a story on CNN where if they dont pass a budget, defense contractors will lay off like a million workers on Nov2. CNN wanted to make this about the election, but come to find out, government rules make them give 60 days notice before the layoffs occur on Jan2, now while sad, it's LOL funny that liberals get bit by their own rules.
     
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    With our troops out of Iraq, why do we need th additional troops anymore? Besides, we are broke, remember?
     
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    Well, Barry DID keep one promise!:

    Obama Promises Skyrocketing Energy Costs

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    Two things
    obama said he would increase troop numbers and now had reniged
    obama is robbing those near retirement who have earned benefits by kicking them to the curb.
     
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    Two more things.
    If the situation (ie, being out of Iraq, requiring less troops) exists, do you REALLY want us to bring on the additional troops anyway? have them sitting around twidlling their thumbs on our nickel? If so, why?
    Obama is not doing anything of the sort. Congress passed the mandated across the board cuts. You DO understand how our government works, right?
     
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    Did obama sign off on it?
     
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    ok you obama fluffers is the fact checkers at political facts correct or are they wrong?
     
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    WAit, across the board? you mean like standardized? I wish liberals would sign off on more of that, like with taxes, regulation, and government cuts in general, but I guess we can only do it in defense.
     
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    On the mandated reduction across the board? I believe he did. Point?
     

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