Joint Chiefs chairman reiterates security threat of high debt

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    Joint Chiefs chairman reiterates security threat of high debt - TheHill.com

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrJ1qzG0Ewk&feature=player_embedded]YouTube - Mullen: Debt, a security threat[/ame]

    Maybe this will get some attention from both sides of the aisle.
     
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    That's odd. Earlier today, a wingnut swore that the military brass have no input on making policy. Yet, here they are talking about policy
     
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    I was unaware that talking about policy was making it.

    I talk about policy all the time. I guess I have alot more power than I realized. Shame none of the policy I "make" ever seems to be implimented.
     
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    Lobbying is a part of making policy.
     
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    So you're saying that the Joint Chiefs needs to lobby the President to get anything accomplished?
     
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    NO, I'm saying "Lobbying is a part of making policy"

    Can't you read?
     
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    Are the Joint Chiefs willing to acknowledge the militaries contribution to that debt?
     
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    Admiral Mullen is a pencil-pushing puppet for Obama.

    Besides...if you ask the White House......returning Iraqi and Afghan vets are the greatest threat to national security.
     
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    Last time I looked the Treasury is beyond the reach of the military according to the constitution.

    You'd love to blame them but Congress could simply refuse to fund them if they chose to...but they don't.
     
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    The Military puts in a budget every year. If the current deficit is as big a threat to national security as they say...is the military willing to bite the bullett and accept major cuts?

    We have two major wars going on. Is the military willing to pull the plug, declare "mission accomplished" and go home?

    We have the strongest military machine in history. Are they willing to cut it down to reduce the deficit?
     

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