Senate Armed Services Panel Resists Defense Cuts

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    CQ Politics | Senate Armed Services Panel Resists Defense Cuts

    Fiscal responsibility at it's finest! Thoughts USMB?
     
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    Why would anyone expect fiscal responsibility from a bunch of Democrats?
     
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    Did you not read the article?

    Committee on Armed Services
     
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    Do you not realize that the Democrats control that committee, just like they control every other part of Congress? They are all politicians, and fiscal responsibility is not something they understand. Since the Democrats on the board are going to blame the Republicans for this, despite the fact that the committee could easily pass the defense budget Obama, a Democrat, and Gates, a Republican, are asking for even if every Republican on that committee voted against it. I am just preempting their position.
     
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    Nobody said the defense cuts didn't go into place or still aren't. In reality, the more conservative members including both Dems and likely most of the Republicans still don't want the defense cuts. Which is why I said fiscal responsible my ass.
     
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    Defense review calls for Navy buildup
    (...) The report by (...) former White House National Security Adviser Stephen Hadley and former Defense Secretary William Perry (...) calls for expanding the Navy from its current fleet of 282 ships to 346 ships. (...)

    Defense review calls for Navy buildup - Washington Times
     
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    Who can tell me just how many ships is enough to protect the United States? 346 ships? For WHAT??? We can't even build a fucking fence on our southern border, but we can build 346 US military grade warships? REALLY?
     
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    Of course they resisted, what else did you expect?
     

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