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Panetta Warns of Hollow American Military Force

acantlon Wrote: Jan 12, 2013 2:39 PM
If the cuts were made where they should be there would be plenty of money for defense! Get rid of 95% of the EPA, totally abolish the department of energy & homeland security, pass a bill forbiding any government vehicle from being used for personal use ( vacations - entertainment-political trips), outlaw all non congressional created positions ( CZARS)!

The Defense Department "Sequester" – a budget gimmick originally described as "ridiculous" by Harry Reid and the President's Chief of Staff – has become a Gordian Knot that the White House and Congress have so far failed to unravel.  Originally scheduled to be force implemented on January 1, 2013, it escaped solution during the New Year's Eve fiscal cliff fiasco.  Instead, the problem was just kicked down the road a few more weeks with a new drop-dead date of March 1. 

Rather than providing relief, the legislative inaction accentuates uncertainty and compresses even further the time...