By Jim Campbell
At a time when most of the world can represent a flash point and a potential deployment could be imminent at any time. Let’s hear it for the anti-war progressives in this country who believe we can negotiate with terrorists and want to attempt to balance some of Obama’s idiotic spending on the backs of the military.
Congressman West was unequivocal with his statement below the proposed cuts saying, “They will decimate our military.”
Not to worry, The House of Representatives is responding for funding legislation, this will not pass.
It’s time for the 47% of the people who have been getting a free ride in the wagon and pay no federal income taxes to get out of the wagon and start pulling it with the rest of us.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it, I’m J.C. and I approve this message.
In a worst case scenario, sequestration would shrink the U.S. Army from 560,000 troops to fewer than 490,000; the Marines from 202,000 to fewer than 182,000; the Navy from 325,000 to fewer than 322,000; and the Air Force from 333,000 to fewer than 330,000, according to statistics provided by the Reserve Officers Association (ROA). …
“If you take the Navy back to the size it was [during] World War I and the Air Force back to the size it was when it was created, and 200,000 [troops] from the military, that’s the definition of a hollow military,” [Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R., Calif.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee].said, using a term describing a fighting force that appears functional on paper but cannot carry out actual missions.