Wednesday, July 1, 2015

5 Worst Things To Expect From The Sequester

Cuts To Armed Forces

The Department of Defense could face around $492 billion in cuts over the next 10 years. According to former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, the Armed Service Committee reports that “sequestration would undermine our ability to meet our national security objectives, generate significant operational risks and delay response time to crises, conflicts, and disasters, severely limit our ability to be forward deployed, and severely reduce force training and threaten overall operational readiness.” While we are still embedded in Afghanistan, keeping close tabs on North Korea, Iran, and Syria, and still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, congressional leaders ought to keep in mind that cutting our Armed Forces would be massively detrimental to our national security.

Photo: Sgt. 1st Class Chris A. Durney, via Army.mil
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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_B6RROC4IUESHT322QS5VJVPYRM Lynda

    Has anybody told Rand Paul?

  • tobewan

    Pharaoh Republican Boehner wont let American people be anything but slaves. Now we must produce bricks AND gather the straw. President Obama MUST NOT knuckle-under to Pharaoh Boehner! Will history repeat itself? Is there a similarity here? Hmmm…..
    You’ll find the account in Exodus 1-12.

  • tobewan

    In that the Republicans in their defiance are seeking to destroy America, where are the laws about treason to put these rebels in jail? Lock’em up, Sheriff!

    • nobsartist

      you should know that dems just dont have the power to stop republiCONs.

      Either that or what the republiCONs are doing to America is just fine with the gutless dems.

  • nobsartist

    I guess this will have an impact on the republiCON jobs plan to employ people thru endless war.

    That the dems fully support……and let them do under bush.

    That brings up a point. Maybe thats why dems supported all of bush’s bs.

  • jstsyn

    Sounds like a republican wet dream to me. It will be hard to tell where Mexico leaves off and America begins. Just what the reich wing wants. Isn’t there a law against destroying our country?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/HJIWONQOW4EAYMCA4QH2DDJMBU MARK

    And yet where is the effort to remove the oil and gas subsidies that would save us ten billion dollars a year.

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