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One of our greatest national security threats you haven't heard...

Original post made by Concerned for America on Jun 19, 2012

I encourage you to inform yourself about what is at stake here.

The democrats...(yes, and non-conservative RINO republicans) have voted in favor of a poison pill that will hollow-out our military to a level where America is at grave risk, if it doesn't reverse course.

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Posted by AD, a resident of Sycamore Place
on Jun 19, 2012 at 12:33 pm

Grave problem - Yes.
Shared responsibility - Yes. The supercommittee made of Democrats and Republicans failed to come to an agreement.

If we really wish to solve the problem, we need to find a solution instead of focusing on laying blame.


The Budget Control Act of 2011, which allowed the president to raise the debt limit, created a debt super committee of Democrats and Republicans to find a way to reduce the projected deficit by $1.5 trillion over 10 years. As an incentive for the committee to act, the bill provided $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts to go into effect if the super committee failed to come to an agreement and pass it through Congress. The cuts were to be split evenly between security and non-security spending.

Since the super committee failed to come to an agreement, the Department of Defense now faces the specter of between $500-600 billion in cuts over the next 10 years, starting in 2013. These cuts are in addition to the nearly $500 billion in Defense Department cuts already planned for over the next 10 years. Ayotte, who is the ranking member of the Senate Armed Services subcommittee on readiness and military support, said she has heard from top military officials that this would be catastrophic to America's national security.



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Posted by Arnold, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 20, 2012 at 7:26 am

The cuts to nonmilitary spending I can readily understand. The best way to put our children first is to cut the atrocious levels of spending that go to salaries and pensions for all our fat cat kindergarten teachers while, at the same time, high- and mid-ranking members of the military industrial class are forced to go to bed hungry at night.

We have seen this coming for years as the winds and waves combine to ravage our civil shores with unmitigated spending on the wealthy class - our public school teachers. Why do we continue to spend tax dollars on teacher pensions when our military complex has a hole in its head? And our union corrupted politicians are the ones that put the hole there! Whose idea was it to reduce our military to mere skin and bones? Where is this leading us as the waves beat at a frenzied crescendo rate and winds howl and howl as forewarning of the great deluge that is forming just off our glorious shores? If there are any politicians reading this, please answer my questions. From whence the cannons aimed at our own military citizenry?


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