Congressman Allen West says the proposed cuts will decimate our military

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.

by: Adam Kredo
Automatic defense cuts under sequestration would shrink the U.S. Army from 560,000 troops to fewer than 490,000. Such a scenario would leave America with a fighting force that appears functional on paper but cannot carry out many of its missions.
Congress, in its August 2011 debt limit deal, agreed on $487 billion in defense cuts over the next decade. Failure to agree on further cuts by December will lead to another $500 billion reduction in defense spending, otherwise known as “sequestration,” the effect of which would be catastrophic, according to lawmakers. …
Defense cuts will hollow out military, rep says

 Photo Credit:Army.mil

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.

 

 

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One Response to Congressman Allen West says the proposed cuts will decimate our military

  1. Deborah Shelton says:

    I totally agree with Congressman West on the total disregard of the safety and lives of our men and women in uniform. When the Navy is being forced to buy bio-jet fuel at $65.00 dollars a gallon, as opposed to $5.00 a gallon fuel they were getting, that should be an obvious indication of the problem with this administration. What will happen when we have to count on our Military and they don’t have the equipment or forces we need ??

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