Are you concerned about the drastic military cuts ordered by President Obama thi

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  1. breathe2travel profile image81
    breathe2travelposted 6 years ago

    Are you concerned about the drastic military cuts ordered by President Obama this past week?

  2. AlexDrinkH2O profile image77
    AlexDrinkH2Oposted 6 years ago

    Yes, very concerned, but  not surprised.  Mr. Obama obviously does not understand the Constitution of the United States . . . or (more likely) does not care.

  3. junkseller profile image82
    junksellerposted 6 years ago

    Obama didn't "order" cuts in defense spending, nor can he even do so. The spending cuts in question were cuts agreed to during last year's debt ceiling negotiations. Republicans have proposed a budget which wouldn't include those defense cuts and Obama has said he would veto such a budget, though he wouldn't have to because it won't ever make it through the Senate.

    As for defense cuts, they can hardly be considered drastic unless you want to be dramatic. They are only a 10% cut. Considering how poorly the Pentagon spends money, the cuts will actually probably do them some good, by forcing them to analyze and prioritize programs rather than going ahead with every little thing that comes across their desk.

    If people really care about how money is spent, the Pentagon should be target #1. Republicans being so concerned about poor management in programs like Social Security and Medicare, but giving the Pentagon a free pass is ridiculous (and disingenuous).

    1. breathe2travel profile image81
      breathe2travelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I am not referring to the "defense spending" cuts, as I am his slashing of actual military/troop numbers -- reducing the size of our military -- I believe it goes into effect soon: read on http://vitalsignsblog.blogspot.com/2012 … bama-slash

    2. junkseller profile image82
      junksellerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Whether referring to equipment, men, or budget, there isn't any proposed cuts much higher than 10%. That such a cut could somehow lead to anything "drastic" just doesn't make any sense. Shifting priorities maybe, but not the end of the world.

  4. catalyst20 profile image60
    catalyst20posted 6 years ago

    The cuts are necessary but I don't know if it was done in the right time.  This is a game of numbers and I believe it has something to do with politics to gain the favor of some voters.

 
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