We need a strong America

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5 Responses to “We need a strong America”

  1. Brett Coffin Says:

    Holly… I thought you agreed that defense sending was on place that we could make cuts? Did you change your mind on this also because it has become a party talking point? How much is “enough” defense, is there a limit?

  2. Brett Coffin Says:

    We have a cold war style military to this day, and much of the spending is focused on that. The wars of today, and the future (god forbid) are far different the the WWII style we keep spending money on as senators push for DoD contracts for their buddies. This does little for wars of Iraq and Afghanistan. Hopefully the people who get elected tonight are level headed enough not to threaten war at the drop of a hat using American lives for political or monetary gain. Hopefully they can work TOUGHER to fix the problems we face including our huge debt and solutions to our out of control budget, including military, social security and medicare/medicaid.

  3. jbtalcott Says:

    This ad contains more lies from the Romney campaign and the Right Wing echo chamber.

    Here are the facts:

    “The president’s budget calls for $487 billion in defense savings between now and 2021. Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey, have both spoken up for the plan, as have the heads of all five branches of the military.”

    “The president said Romney planned to increase defense spending by $2 trillion [over the next 10 years] and that was money the military hadn’t asked for. Independent analysts confirm that number, and Romney did not deny it. Military leaders have testified in support of the president’s spending plan, and we found no evidence of disagreement behind the scenes.”

    http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/oct/05/barack-obama/obama-says-romney-would-spend-2-trilllion-military/

  4. hollyonthehill Says:

    Brett, I agree. There are lots of places we can cut spending, but not to the point of emasculating the US military.

  5. Richard Warnick Says:

    The Pentagon budget currently exceeds all the military spending of all the other nations in the world, including our allies. That does not include the costs of war operations, or homeland security. Each soldier we deploy halfway around the world in Afghanistan costs $1 million a year in addition to pay, training and equipment.

    That’s really excessive. Especially when you consider the crumbling state of infrastructure in this country, and the fact we’re laying off teachers, police and firefighters.

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