Sec of Defense says automatic cuts to defense would damage our national security yet

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    Obama says he will veto any attempt to stop the cuts.

    All of this mess makes it quite clear to me that Obama STILL puts ideology above the best interest of our country. It also makes me feel that NOTHING will change as long as he remains in office.

    We do need to transform our military to deal with the threats we face in this new global age and there may be room for cuts in that transformation. BUT just blindly cutting military budgets without forethought is foolish.
     
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    Keep in mind this was back in 09:

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    Namely, this entails $600 billion in mandatory budget cuts during the next decade – in addition to $450 billion in cuts that the Pentagon had already agreed to.

    Mr. Panetta for his part has provided impassioned pleas against the mandatory cuts, warning for months against their dangers to the US military. “It is a ship without sailors. It’s a brigade without bullets. It’s an air wing without enough trained pilots,” he told lawmakers on Capitol Hill earlier this month. “It’s a paper tiger.”

    In short, he warned, “It invites aggression.”

    Pentagon 'doomsday'? Or are super committee failure fears overblown? - CSMonitor.com
     
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    I'm actually ok with these cuts. I'll take any cuts i can get at this point. But it is interesting one of his own lackeys is opposing him this way. Stay tuned i guess.
     
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    Isn't it nice though that he can use the military when it suits his Islamist buddies that are taking over...and how Obama is single-handedly wrecking Foreign policy in the ME...strenghtening the hand of our enemies?

    And proposes to CUT the military at the same time? It's sheer lunacy. He's definitely a one-man wrecking crew trying to take us down a few notches.

    There is a definite pattern here.
     
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    True...and high time that the Countries we are helping defend step thier spending a bit...
     
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    When has the head of any department anywhere ever been in favor of budget cuts to his department? It's pretty much his job to not be in favor of it.
     
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    So you support cutting defense in order to fund Obamacare? 1 trillion out of one put right into another. It's just a game. A game at the expense of our safety.
     
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    EXACTLY. The fact of the matter is, our defense budget is the free world's defense budget only we're the one's stuck footing the bill.
     
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    The automatic cuts will not devastate or even cripple our defense. Some pork gets trimmed. Some wants go unanswered. The first sign of a cut and once again we have Washington telling us the Sky is falling.

    125 billion a year. just 1.2 trillion to go. I must support the president on issuing the Veto threat.
     

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