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Romney plans Navy buildup

By Michael Hoffman Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 12:49 am

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to buy three more submarines over the next three years as part of his plan to boost shipbuilding to 15 ships per year, he said Monday in a speech at the Virginia Military Institute.

Romney also plans to add an 11th aircraft carrier wing, build more Marine Corps amphibious ships, F/A-18 Super Hornets, a missile defense ship and a frigate.

The Republican spoke in detail about his plans to grow the Navy while adding few details about the other services in his speech to VMI Keydets billed as a national security address. Chris Cavas, Defense News’ naval ace, broke the story of Romney’s naval plans following an interview with John Lehman, a top Romney national security adviser and former Navy secretary.


On the campaign trail, Romney has promised to build up the Navy fleet to 350 ships by increasing annual shipbuilding from nine to 15 vessels. Until Monday, he had not provided details to what he wanted to build.

The Pentagon is preparing for a potential $500 billion cut to planned defense spending over the next decade should Congress not reach a compromise by Jan. 2 to avoid sequestration. Romney has placed blame on Obama for not showing more leadership toward ending the cuts.

Romney explained how he’d more actively use the American military to influence events in the Middle East during his speech Monday. He said increasing the Pentagon’s budget is part of that as a strong military prevents war.

Romney criticized Obama for his handling of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. He said it was wrong for the president to blame the attack at first on an anti-Islamic You tube video that unleashed large scale protests across the Middle East.

“This latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting Islam, despite the administration’s attempts to convince us of that for so long,” Romney said.


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If you are obama. Hypothetically stand in obama's shoes.

You have just seen what happened in an underprotected consulate in Libya. Take away the reinforcements, take away the bullets and hand security over to Al Quaeda.

If you were obama, wouldn't you want this success repeated on a global scale?
 
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If you are obama. Hypothetically stand in obama's shoes.

You have just seen what happened in an underprotected consulate in Libya. Take away the reinforcements, take away the bullets and hand security over to Al Quaeda.

If you were obama, wouldn't you want this success repeated on a global scale?

He's quite the "Commander-in-Chief" isn't he. :cool:
 

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Romney plans Navy buildup

By Michael Hoffman Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 12:49 am

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to buy three more submarines over the next three years as part of his plan to boost shipbuilding to 15 ships per year, he said Monday in a speech at the Virginia Military Institute.

Romney also plans to add an 11th aircraft carrier wing, build more Marine Corps amphibious ships, F/A-18 Super Hornets, a missile defense ship and a frigate.

The Republican spoke in detail about his plans to grow the Navy while adding few details about the other services in his speech to VMI Keydets billed as a national security address. Chris Cavas, Defense News’ naval ace, broke the story of Romney’s naval plans following an interview with John Lehman, a top Romney national security adviser and former Navy secretary.


On the campaign trail, Romney has promised to build up the Navy fleet to 350 ships by increasing annual shipbuilding from nine to 15 vessels. Until Monday, he had not provided details to what he wanted to build.

The Pentagon is preparing for a potential $500 billion cut to planned defense spending over the next decade should Congress not reach a compromise by Jan. 2 to avoid sequestration. Romney has placed blame on Obama for not showing more leadership toward ending the cuts.

Romney explained how he’d more actively use the American military to influence events in the Middle East during his speech Monday. He said increasing the Pentagon’s budget is part of that as a strong military prevents war.

Romney criticized Obama for his handling of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. He said it was wrong for the president to blame the attack at first on an anti-Islamic You tube video that unleashed large scale protests across the Middle East.

“This latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting Islam, despite the administration’s attempts to convince us of that for so long,” Romney said.


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does he plan on paying for it?
 

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Romney plans Navy buildup

By Michael Hoffman Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 12:49 am

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to buy three more submarines over the next three years as part of his plan to boost shipbuilding to 15 ships per year, he said Monday in a speech at the Virginia Military Institute.

Romney also plans to add an 11th aircraft carrier wing, build more Marine Corps amphibious ships, F/A-18 Super Hornets, a missile defense ship and a frigate.

The Republican spoke in detail about his plans to grow the Navy while adding few details about the other services in his speech to VMI Keydets billed as a national security address. Chris Cavas, Defense News’ naval ace, broke the story of Romney’s naval plans following an interview with John Lehman, a top Romney national security adviser and former Navy secretary.


On the campaign trail, Romney has promised to build up the Navy fleet to 350 ships by increasing annual shipbuilding from nine to 15 vessels. Until Monday, he had not provided details to what he wanted to build.

The Pentagon is preparing for a potential $500 billion cut to planned defense spending over the next decade should Congress not reach a compromise by Jan. 2 to avoid sequestration. Romney has placed blame on Obama for not showing more leadership toward ending the cuts.

Romney explained how he’d more actively use the American military to influence events in the Middle East during his speech Monday. He said increasing the Pentagon’s budget is part of that as a strong military prevents war.

Romney criticized Obama for his handling of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. He said it was wrong for the president to blame the attack at first on an anti-Islamic You tube video that unleashed large scale protests across the Middle East.

“This latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting Islam, despite the administration’s attempts to convince us of that for so long,” Romney said.


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does he plan on paying for it?


If the Chinese won't, the Fed will buy the debt. No prob.




/sarcasm
 
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The same people who think we don't have enough money to pay for a strong military also think that the police unions need more money and their work is priceless.

We can pay for a strong military by eliminating wasteful spending on PBS, NPR, Planned Parenthood, the National Endownment for the Arts and Humanities. What could we pay for IF we weren't paying for the arrgula that children are thowing into school lunchroom trashcans?
 

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Romney plans Navy buildup

By Michael Hoffman Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 12:49 am

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to buy three more submarines over the next three years as part of his plan to boost shipbuilding to 15 ships per year, he said Monday in a speech at the Virginia Military Institute.

Romney also plans to add an 11th aircraft carrier wing, build more Marine Corps amphibious ships, F/A-18 Super Hornets, a missile defense ship and a frigate.

The Republican spoke in detail about his plans to grow the Navy while adding few details about the other services in his speech to VMI Keydets billed as a national security address. Chris Cavas, Defense News’ naval ace, broke the story of Romney’s naval plans following an interview with John Lehman, a top Romney national security adviser and former Navy secretary.


On the campaign trail, Romney has promised to build up the Navy fleet to 350 ships by increasing annual shipbuilding from nine to 15 vessels. Until Monday, he had not provided details to what he wanted to build.

The Pentagon is preparing for a potential $500 billion cut to planned defense spending over the next decade should Congress not reach a compromise by Jan. 2 to avoid sequestration. Romney has placed blame on Obama for not showing more leadership toward ending the cuts.

Romney explained how he’d more actively use the American military to influence events in the Middle East during his speech Monday. He said increasing the Pentagon’s budget is part of that as a strong military prevents war.

Romney criticized Obama for his handling of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. He said it was wrong for the president to blame the attack at first on an anti-Islamic You tube video that unleashed large scale protests across the Middle East.

“This latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting Islam, despite the administration’s attempts to convince us of that for so long,” Romney said.


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Why? Why in he fuck would we spend billions to build up a conventional military set in a post conventional war world where they aren't needed?

Other than to pump the defense industry welfare machine, it makes no sense.
 

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The same people who think we don't have enough money to pay for a strong military also think that the police unions need more money and their work is priceless.

We can pay for a strong military by eliminating wasteful spending on PBS, NPR, Planned Parenthood, the National Endownment for the Arts and Humanities. What could we pay for IF we weren't paying for the arrgula that children are thowing into school lunchroom trashcans?

are you this stupid in real life?
 

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The same people who think we don't have enough money to pay for a strong military also think that the police unions need more money and their work is priceless.

We can pay for a strong military by eliminating wasteful spending on PBS, NPR, Planned Parenthood, the National Endownment for the Arts and Humanities. What could we pay for IF we weren't paying for the arrgula that children are thowing into school lunchroom trashcans?

are you this stupid in real life?

You had to ask? :lol:
 

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The same people who think we don't have enough money to pay for a strong military also think that the police unions need more money and their work is priceless.

We can pay for a strong military by eliminating wasteful spending on PBS, NPR, Planned Parenthood, the National Endownment for the Arts and Humanities. What could we pay for IF we weren't paying for the arrgula that children are thowing into school lunchroom trashcans?

are you this stupid in real life?

You had to ask? :lol:

it was a rhetorical question.
 

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The same people who think we don't have enough money to pay for a strong military also think that the police unions need more money and their work is priceless.

We can pay for a strong military by eliminating wasteful spending on PBS, NPR, Planned Parenthood, the National Endownment for the Arts and Humanities. What could we pay for IF we weren't paying for the arrgula that children are thowing into school lunchroom trashcans?

are you this stupid in real life?

You are obviously stupid all the time.

Under obama we will shortly have the smallest Navy since 1916. Meanwhile other countries are building up their fleets to dwarf the scraps that obama is leaving us with. If we need to pay for our security by eliminating the payments for useless expenditures that's what we have to do.

You must be one of those people who spend the rent money on a movie and dinner out.
 

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Romney claimed "He was going to make America the most powerful military in the world".

Hey Mittens!! We have been the most powerful military in the world by far for over thirty years.

You get no credit for that. You have held no national office.

What a blustering baffoon.
 

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Romney plans Navy buildup

By Michael Hoffman Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 12:49 am

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to buy three more submarines over the next three years as part of his plan to boost shipbuilding to 15 ships per year, he said Monday in a speech at the Virginia Military Institute.

Romney also plans to add an 11th aircraft carrier wing, build more Marine Corps amphibious ships, F/A-18 Super Hornets, a missile defense ship and a frigate.

The Republican spoke in detail about his plans to grow the Navy while adding few details about the other services in his speech to VMI Keydets billed as a national security address. Chris Cavas, Defense News’ naval ace, broke the story of Romney’s naval plans following an interview with John Lehman, a top Romney national security adviser and former Navy secretary.


On the campaign trail, Romney has promised to build up the Navy fleet to 350 ships by increasing annual shipbuilding from nine to 15 vessels. Until Monday, he had not provided details to what he wanted to build.

The Pentagon is preparing for a potential $500 billion cut to planned defense spending over the next decade should Congress not reach a compromise by Jan. 2 to avoid sequestration. Romney has placed blame on Obama for not showing more leadership toward ending the cuts.

Romney explained how he’d more actively use the American military to influence events in the Middle East during his speech Monday. He said increasing the Pentagon’s budget is part of that as a strong military prevents war.

Romney criticized Obama for his handling of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. He said it was wrong for the president to blame the attack at first on an anti-Islamic You tube video that unleashed large scale protests across the Middle East.

“This latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting Islam, despite the administration’s attempts to convince us of that for so long,” Romney said.


News | Military.com

does he plan on paying for it?

Same way Bush did.
 

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The same people who think we don't have enough money to pay for a strong military also think that the police unions need more money and their work is priceless.

We can pay for a strong military by eliminating wasteful spending on PBS, NPR, Planned Parenthood, the National Endownment for the Arts and Humanities. What could we pay for IF we weren't paying for the arrgula that children are thowing into school lunchroom trashcans?

are you this stupid in real life?

You are obviously stupid all the time.

Under obama we will shortly have the smallest Navy since 1916. Meanwhile other countries are building up their fleets to dwarf the scraps that obama is leaving us with. If we need to pay for our security by eliminating the payments for useless expenditures that's what we have to do.

You must be one of those people who spend the rent money on a movie and dinner out.

You REALLY are an ignorant man. As of 2011 we have 2,384 Navy vessels to #2 China's 972 and Mitten's worst enemy Russia's 233.

You and the Morman are totally full of shit. Yours and his knowledge of the world and our military position in it are staggeringly ignorant and therefore dangerous.

Look up the stats on this site I have provided.

Total Navy Ship Strength by Country
 

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The same people who think we don't have enough money to pay for a strong military also think that the police unions need more money and their work is priceless.

We can pay for a strong military by eliminating wasteful spending on PBS, NPR, Planned Parenthood, the National Endownment for the Arts and Humanities. What could we pay for IF we weren't paying for the arrgula that children are thowing into school lunchroom trashcans?

are you this stupid in real life?

You are obviously stupid all the time.

Under obama we will shortly have the smallest Navy since 1916. Meanwhile other countries are building up their fleets to dwarf the scraps that obama is leaving us with. If we need to pay for our security by eliminating the payments for useless expenditures that's what we have to do.

You must be one of those people who spend the rent money on a movie and dinner out.

if all of those things were eliminated, you could just about pay for 12.5% of one aircraft carrier. not the people, not the planes and not the fuel to operate
it.

you really are a simpleton. :lmao:
 

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Romney plans Navy buildup

By Michael Hoffman Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 12:49 am

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to buy three more submarines over the next three years as part of his plan to boost shipbuilding to 15 ships per year, he said Monday in a speech at the Virginia Military Institute.

Romney also plans to add an 11th aircraft carrier wing, build more Marine Corps amphibious ships, F/A-18 Super Hornets, a missile defense ship and a frigate.

The Republican spoke in detail about his plans to grow the Navy while adding few details about the other services in his speech to VMI Keydets billed as a national security address. Chris Cavas, Defense News’ naval ace, broke the story of Romney’s naval plans following an interview with John Lehman, a top Romney national security adviser and former Navy secretary.


On the campaign trail, Romney has promised to build up the Navy fleet to 350 ships by increasing annual shipbuilding from nine to 15 vessels. Until Monday, he had not provided details to what he wanted to build.

The Pentagon is preparing for a potential $500 billion cut to planned defense spending over the next decade should Congress not reach a compromise by Jan. 2 to avoid sequestration. Romney has placed blame on Obama for not showing more leadership toward ending the cuts.

Romney explained how he’d more actively use the American military to influence events in the Middle East during his speech Monday. He said increasing the Pentagon’s budget is part of that as a strong military prevents war.

Romney criticized Obama for his handling of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. He said it was wrong for the president to blame the attack at first on an anti-Islamic You tube video that unleashed large scale protests across the Middle East.

“This latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting Islam, despite the administration’s attempts to convince us of that for so long,” Romney said.


News | Military.com


Why? Why in he fuck would we spend billions to build up a conventional military set in a post conventional war world where they aren't needed?

Other than to pump the defense industry welfare machine, it makes no sense.

It does sound rather stupid. My guess is that he's trying to make himself appear like a tough guy. What a buffoon.
 

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This thread is a perfect example of the ignorance of posters like Katzndogs. They hear things second hand from people that lie openly and these idiots pass on these lies without the slightest curiosity of the facts..and they do it over and over again to nauseum.

This is Americas greatest weakness... not our military by any stretch of the rational imagination. It is a dumbed down population that can be easily swayed by liars using them to achieve personal gain at all of our expense.

Stupidity(the true currency of evil) among our population is a scary thing indeed.
 

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The same people who think we don't have enough money to pay for a strong military also think that the police unions need more money and their work is priceless.

We can pay for a strong military by eliminating wasteful spending on PBS, NPR, Planned Parenthood, the National Endownment for the Arts and Humanities. What could we pay for IF we weren't paying for the arrgula that children are thowing into school lunchroom trashcans?
I'd say "you can't be serious" if I didn't already know that you are.

We can have a strong military by eliminating wasteful spending....IN THE FUCKIN' MILITARY!

  • Close bases and Germany, Japan, England, Korea (at least) and let those people defend their own damn dirt.
  • End the money pits known as the Joint Strike Fighter and Osprey
  • Declare victory in Afghanistan and get the hell out.
  • Make Israel pay for the billions of military hardware they get for free.

That would be a good start.
 

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Romney plans Navy buildup

By Michael Hoffman Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 12:49 am

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney wants to buy three more submarines over the next three years as part of his plan to boost shipbuilding to 15 ships per year, he said Monday in a speech at the Virginia Military Institute.

Romney also plans to add an 11th aircraft carrier wing, build more Marine Corps amphibious ships, F/A-18 Super Hornets, a missile defense ship and a frigate.

The Republican spoke in detail about his plans to grow the Navy while adding few details about the other services in his speech to VMI Keydets billed as a national security address. Chris Cavas, Defense News’ naval ace, broke the story of Romney’s naval plans following an interview with John Lehman, a top Romney national security adviser and former Navy secretary.


On the campaign trail, Romney has promised to build up the Navy fleet to 350 ships by increasing annual shipbuilding from nine to 15 vessels. Until Monday, he had not provided details to what he wanted to build.

The Pentagon is preparing for a potential $500 billion cut to planned defense spending over the next decade should Congress not reach a compromise by Jan. 2 to avoid sequestration. Romney has placed blame on Obama for not showing more leadership toward ending the cuts.

Romney explained how he’d more actively use the American military to influence events in the Middle East during his speech Monday. He said increasing the Pentagon’s budget is part of that as a strong military prevents war.

Romney criticized Obama for his handling of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya. He said it was wrong for the president to blame the attack at first on an anti-Islamic You tube video that unleashed large scale protests across the Middle East.

“This latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting Islam, despite the administration’s attempts to convince us of that for so long,” Romney said.


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does he plan on paying for it?

Same way Bush did.

You mean pay for it with tax cuts?
 

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