Thursday, January 6, 2011

...and after the Make Over, a Revolt!!

OK, so we keep hearing about gub'ment spending and how it needs to be scaled back. I had not heard when, where or how much, but leave it to these assholes to start with the Pentagon!
Pentagon to cut spending by $78 billion, reduce troop strength
The Pentagon will have to cut spending by $78 billion over the next five years, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Thursday, forcing the Army and Marine Corps to shrink the number of troops on active duty and eventually imposing the first freeze on military spending since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
.The surprise announcement from Gates was a reminder for the military establishment - which has benefited from a gusher of new money over the past decade - that it will not remain exempt from painful austerity measures that federal lawmakers say will be necessary to control the soaring national debt.

In a news conference to announce what he described as efficiency measures, Gates said he hopes that "what had been a culture of endless money . . . will become a culture of savings and restraint" at the Defense Department.

A "culture of endless money" from the Pentagon? Because as we know, that Soldiers and Sailors Union is so tough to deal with over wages and benefits, right?
I heard this week that the Education Department spends 46% of their money on NEW equipment every year. 46%? What happened to the shit they bought LAST year?!
This spending shit needs to stop alright, and gutting the military isn't the way.
Remember when I said Obama would push the military to defend themselves AGAINST him? This is how it starts. The same jobs to do, with fewer resources and hands. Be afraid, be very afraid.


BOW said...

It has started. One of my patients this week informed me of the massive layoffs at Raytheon. They were designing and installing all sorts ofradar for the military. More huge cuts next month of the engineers.

Spider said...

Well, what would you expect when the govt. is in the hands of the most anti-military, anti-American defense administration in our history. And not a peep from Gates, Obummer's military lap-dog.

Want to save money? Get every one of our warriors out of Iraq and Afghanistan. TODAY! Then put them where the real threat to America is, our southern border! And this time, don't disarm them.

Anonymous said...

Lighten up!

A 6 year old and a 4 year old are upstairs in their bedroom. The 6 year old asks, "You know what? I think it's about time we started cussing."

The 4 year old nods his head in approval.

The 6 year old continues, "When we go downstairs for breakfast, I'm gonna say something with hell and you say something with ass."

The 4 year old agrees with enthusiasm. When the mother walks into the kitchen and asks the 6 year old what he wants for breakfast, he replies, "Aw, hell, Mom, I guess I'll have some Cheerios.

WHACK! He flies out of his chair, tumbles across the kitchen floor, gets up, and runs upstairs crying his eyes out, with his mother in hot pursuit, slapping his rear with every step. His mom locks him in his room and shouts, "You can stay there until I let you out!"

She then comes back downstairs, looks at the 4 year old and asks with a stern voice, "And what do YOU want for breakfast, young man?" "I don't know," he blubbers, "but you can bet your fat ass it won't be Cheerios!"

Schteveo said...

...another Friday wasted!