Look what Obama’s threatening to do now to our military!
Unconscionable, despicable and unacceptable.
By Allen B. West:
Man, it’s college football season, and y’all know I normally like to write about the top games being played. But there’s just so much not going right in America that I’m compelled to continue manning my position, sounding the clarion call for the restoration of our republic and liberty.
But don’t think I haven’t been hurt from the lack of my Tennessee Vols’ defense to hold onto a lead in the second half. The Volunteers could easily be 4-0 as Arkansas comes to Knoxville today; we need that win. But something tells me all eyes in the SEC will be down between the hedges in Athens, Georgia as Alabama’s Crimson Tide comes to visit — ok, folks will also be paying attention to Miss St heading down to Aggieland to face Texas A&M.
But instead of lamenting over Tennessee’s defense, I want to discuss with y’all the matter of America’s defense.
As reported by The Hill:
The House passed the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act Thursday, setting up a veto showdown with the Obama administration.
The 270-156 vote comes after the House and Senate Armed Services committees reached agreement on a final conference report earlier this week.
The Senate is expected to take it up next week, and if passed, it will head to the president.
President Obama has issued a veto threat against the bill, which senior administration officials warn he will follow through on. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said Wednesday he has already recommended that the president veto it.
The White House and Democrats oppose the bill because it would authorize spending levels in accordance with a Republican plan to boost defense spending, but leave federal spending caps in place on nondefense spending.
The bill would authorize $612 billion for the Defense Department — the same amount the White House has requested — but it would leave budget caps, known as sequester, in place and funnel $38 billion through a war fund not subject to the caps.
The White House wants Congress to lift the caps on both defense and nondefense spending, and instead put the $38 billion into the Pentagon’s base budget.
According to a Republican House aide, since it was first passed over 50 years ago, the defense authorization has only been vetoed four times: in 1979, 1989, 1996 and 2008. Each time, a compromise was found, the aide noted.
“This is the first time that the commander in chief will sacrifice national security by vetoing a bill that provides pay and benefits for our troops, as leverage for his larger domestic political agenda,” the aide said.”
At a time when Russia has deployed troops and combat aircraft to Syria, along with Iran’s Quds Force. At a time when President Barack Obama is about to unfreeze and release $150B to the #1 state sponsor of Islamic terrorism. At a time when we gapped our coverage of a Carrier Battlegroup (CVBG) in the Persian Gulf. At a time when China has a military unit conducting cyber attacks and building archipelagos, with military weapons, being emplaced along a major trade route in the South China Sea. At a time when Russia still holds Crimea and has invaded the sovereign country of Ukraine. At a time when Obama has announced he will cut 40,000 active duty soldiers from our Army, putting my Army at pre-World War II levels.
With all this going on, Obama’s playing foolish games with our national security, our defense, all over getting his way with more wasteful domestic spending. Obama fails to realize what his most important title is: Commander in Chief. His title is not Welfare Provider in Chief. Amazing, this is the first time a president will jeopardize our national security, put at risk pay and benefits for our troops and their families — for a domestic spending agenda.
Not every dollar in Washington, D.C. is equal, and if there’s one priority for the federal government, it’s our defense, our security.
What are Barack Obama’s priorities? Why will he vehemently issue a veto warning on ………. Continue Reading Here