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The Pentagon Doesn't Ask for Enough Money
D. R. O. N. E.*
Defending the Right to Overkill our Nation’s Enemies
To: The Pentagon
Re: The Defense Budget
From: Tex Shelters, COO of D.R.O.N.E, Unlimited
As the Chief Operating Officer of D.R.O.N.E, Unlimited, I express the concerns of all our members about your refusal to accept Congressional expenditures for defense. You have put us in peril, and we at D.R.O.N.E. stand our ground against your decision to only ask for $554 billion dollars in this year’s defense budget. Thus, our Republican and Democratic allies in the House of Representatives have appropriated $642 billion for defense, an increase of almost 16% from what you asked for, because we know that half a trillion dollars in defense is not nearly enough over-kill for a nation as powerful as the United States.
Your decision to increase the 2011 budget by only $5.9 billion, up from $548.9 billion in 2011, alarms us. It makes members of D.R.O.N.E. pause and wonder if a communist member of al Qaeda has infiltrated the Pentagon and changed your order for the defense budget to that paltry sum of $554 billion.
Thankfully, Republicans understand that if you can’t kill, you don’t deserve to live, so they have identified some cuts in social programs that will offset their increased military budget.
The Republicans who control the House are using cuts to food aid, health care and social services like Meals on Wheels to protect the Pentagon from a wave of budget cuts come January.
Fully one-fourth of the House GOP spending cuts come from programs directly benefiting the poor, such as Medicaid, food stamps, the Social Services Block Grant, and a child tax credit claimed by working immigrants.
By cutting food and medical programs, we make America stronger. Members of D.R.O.N.E. are especially excited about the cuts to Meals on Wheels, for if you can’t get your own food, you don’t deserve any. And by cutting these programs, we don’t have to face the embarrassment of having to cut our military budget. Won’t you join us by asking for more money in your future budgets?
Presidential candidate Mitt Romney knows how embarrassing it would be to sell his second, third, or fourth home. That is essentially what you are doing by not asking for enough money for the military. You are showing other nations we are weak by reducing our over-kill budget. Moreover, the more money you ask for, the more we are justified in cutting programs that only help the poor, unproductive job takers in society. Please, don't hurt our nation's defense and economy by being fiscally responsible.
*D.R.O.N.E. is a coalition of defense contractors, energy companies, and others concerned out the defense of our nation.