POSTED: Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 6:00pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 1:52pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — Bill Gertz writes President Barack Obama will sharply cut ships, aircraft, and troops as part of a major reduction of U.S. military forces that will face even steeper downsizing in 2016.
The defense cuts would reduce U.S. ground forces to their lowest level since World War II at a time when world threats are increasing.
I like what Dick Cheney told the Daily Caller, "they act as though it is like highway spending and you can turn it on and off. The fact of the matter is he is having a huge impact on the ability of future presidents to deal with future crisis that are bound to arise."
If you notice, there is always money for the presidents pet projects.
There is always money for green energy.
there is always money for more food stamps and more weeks of unemployment.
But we look at the military as if it's an accordion we can play in and out when we need it.
Governor Rick Perry was incenses of the President's tone when he told governors he was going to cut the National Guard.
To paraphrase, Mr. Perry said the President just basically said, 'you guys wanted cuts, here are the cuts.'
Although most of the real military increases the last 15 years was with the regular Army.
Some governors also felt slighted because the President knows governors control the National Guard.
There are other ways to cut across the board.
But when it gets down to it, the President will not cut social programs but is more than happy to cut money and benefits from what keeps this country safe.
That's my point view, what's yours?
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