While the whole world is focused on the horrors of Manchester, the liberals prepare for their assault on the President’s budget. Their plan will be to grow every entitlement program at the cost of the military. In this article, Allen West takes us to where the military is right now and then where it should be. You will also understand the tactics of the Democrat party as they buy their votes with your dollars.
As Written By Allen B. West:
Today President Trump will be releasing his administration’s 2018 budget document. Hold your hats and get ready for the same incessant ranting from the progressive socialist left, the Democrat Party, along with their media henchmen to decry its awfulness.
Yes, bringing back work requirements for certain entitlements is just so very hateful. The Democrats will beat their chests, Chuckie Schumer will shed more fake tears, and the liberal progressive media will issue fake news. You see, the left wants to expand the welfare nanny-state, and under the rein of Obama they did just that. They ensured more Americans were living in poverty and having to go on food stamps – record, depression era numbers. Why? Because they desire the dependency society; that’s the way they maintain a hold on power. The Democrats and liberal progressives don’t want economic empowerment for American citizens. No, they prefer economic enslavement. They want to own you, and do not be fooled, that’s what Obamacare — or their real objective, single payer healthcare is all about — control by way of dependency.
Earlier this year we shared with you the facts that Barack Obama was the first U.S. president to spend more on social welfare programs than on our defense. And it shows, and has taken a very detrimental effect physically and mentally upon our forces. Yes, I can hear them now, the leftist progressive naysayers who believe we don’t need to spend resources on our defense. They believe that we do too much.
Then ask yourself, how is it that folks cheer when their favorite sports team doles out the cash to get the best players, in order to win championships? How is it that folks revel in certain colleges and universities doling out scholarship money to get the top notch recruit in order to win championships…but we want our men and women in uniform to be treated like some doggone bargain basement sale?
I served on the House Armed Services Committee during my stint in Congress and one of my subcommittee Chairmen was Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Tx). Rep. Thornberry is now the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and he gets it. He’s been a true visionary and realizes the dangerous state of our Armed Forces, and what it bodes for the future. He’s just published a white paper entitled “Rebuilding National Security — The Price for Freedom.” Chairman Thornberry states, “It is morally wrong to task someone with a mission for which they are not fully prepared and fully supported with the best weapons and equipment this Nation can provide.”
This is a monumental change of thought from that of former U.S. Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld, who stated prior to Operation Iraqi Freedom, that you go with what you have. Yes, our men and women will always answer the call, but the duty, the commitment we should have to them is to provide them the best, not bargain basement.
Chairman Thornberry’s white paper confirms what I’ve said many times.
“Since 2011, defense funding has been a pawn in the partisan back and forth over other issues and has even been held hostage for other priorities. The result: — The Army is the smallest it has been since WWII. Of the 58 remaining Army Brigade Combat Teams, only 3 could “fight tonight.”
— The U.S. Navy is the smallest it has been since WWI. Less than half the Navy’s fighter aircraft can fly as of February 2017. We have stretched deployments, keeping sailors at sea longer, and cutting the time for maintenance when ships return home. By the end of this year, 6 submarines will lose their diving certification, unable to operate. We can no longer consistently maintain an Aircraft Carrier in the Persian Gulf.
— The Air Force is the smallest and oldest it has been in its history. The Air Force is short 1,550 pilots and 4,000 mechanics. Flight hours have been reduced due to the lack of available pilots and aircraft.
— Last year, the Marine Corps lost 15 Marines to aviation mishaps. Marine Corps aviation accidents resulting in loss of life or loss of the aircraft have increased 50 percent in the last 2 years. For all of Fiscal Year 2016, the Marine Corps had 8 major aviation accidents. In the first three months of Fiscal Year 2017, the Marine Corps has already suffered 7. Last year, the Marine Corps was only able to field about 66 percent of the aircraft required by training and operational needs.”
When the budget is released and we hear the wailing and gnashing of the teeth of the Democrats, realize how morally repugnant it is. They prefer to keep Americans economically impoverished as part of their scheme, and socialism……..
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