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Wars To End War

Buckeye4Constitution Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 4:32 PM
Yeah, you make no sense. The military DOES spend all that they get, usually in a flurry at the end of the fiscal year. People are sent on "training" conferences if there is TDY budget left over. 50+ inch flatscreens are bought and mounted in common areas to run powerpoint files showing when the summer picnic is or the next awards ceremony or who the employee of the month is. As for your comment about pilots, they are either current or not. If there isn't enough money to keep them current, their units go get more money to keep them current and maintain readiness. I know of plenty of examples of pilots burning holes in the sky in September to use all the money. Yeah, I work there.
gsw Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 8:14 PM
Uh Yeah - and you and Stossel call getting the extra money flying to burn up gas.. Also, you do not know what you are talking about. Pilot flying hours are not free and unlimited - there have been many times when pilots were delayed in currency flying due to budget restraints. My guess is that you are not an operational type, but an MWR civilian who like most civilians in government actively participate in wasting money given the examples you cite - typical GSA types You and bambi seem to think if anything cost money it isn't worth doing - how simplistically stupid!
On his recent trip abroad, Mitt Romney observed an American taboo by not criticizing President Obama's military policy. But before his trip, he made his position clear. Obama has "exposed the military to cuts that no one can justify," Romney said.

He meant that unless Congress intervenes, Pentagon spending will be cut by more than $500 billion over 10 years under the (bipartisan) budget sequestration scheduled for January. This terrifies those who fear that limiting the growth of the military-industrial complex will leave us less safe.

But is that true? Even if $500 billion is actually cut, America still will spend...