Obama to fire 100.000 soldiers next year

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    He’ll fire 80.000 soldiers and 20.000 marines.

    He’ll also rotating troops in and out of Europe, rather than having them stationed there, that would mean they did not have to be accompanied by their families - a considerable reduction in cost. And taking back 7000 soldiers from Europe.
    He’ll cut the military budget down to 525 billion $ in 2013 from 683 billion $ in 2012. That is a 150 billion $ cut in one year. He plans to cut further 500 billion $ through the remaining years of his period. That will take the military budget back to the size it was pre 9/11.

    BBC News - US to cut almost 100,000 troops
    With those cuts it is likely that he’ll deliver balanced budgets in the following years and taking control of the debt. Good?
     
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    Which only proves that President Obama is a true fiscal conservative.
     
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    I recommend reading the entire article before forming an opinion.
     
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    Soldiers aren't "fired" you stupid fuck.
     
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    I did.
     
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    "In five years, the Army will drop from a peak of 570,000 to 490,000, and the marines be cut by 20,000, to 182,000."


    Firing 80.000 amy soldiers and 20.000 marines.
     
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    "Taking us back to a pre-9/11 military force structure places our country in grave danger," said Texas Senator John Cornyn, a member of a committee that will hold hearings on the budget plan."

    Actually it was Bush,Cheney,Rice and Rummy that placed the nation in danger for they were not paying attention to the terrorists living very close to NSA headquarters.

    Obviously killing men,women and children abroad is not good foreign policy.

    Fire the private military organizations = big tax dollar savings! Take them off the USA government payroll!!!!!
     
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    Retract that "fired" comment lest you remain a stupid fuck.
     
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    It's over 5 years, not next year. They do it using a variety of means, from normal attrition to cutting the number of new recruits coming in, to offering early outs, to denying reenlistment to some folks in overage job skills. Don't get me wrong, we are really hurting our chances to fight future ground wars, and forget about more than one at a time.

    Other thing is, when do we see the same cuts in the federal civilian workforce? When do we privatize the Postal Service, let's spread the pain around a little. Thought you lefties were all for shared sacrifice.
     
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    Euro I think he wants you to call it honorably discharged, which is correct and sounds nicer but they are still being fired. Fired carries a connotation thats negitive.
     
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