Yesterday in the Hill a Tea Party leader was quoted as saying, “nothing is sacred, and everything should be evaluated and cut as much as it can be.” Does the Tea Party really want to see the defense budget cuts?
Jenny Beth Martin of Tea Party Patriots was quoted in an article in The Hill. One thing is certain after 2 1/2 years of this movement no one speaks for this movement. I do not; however, Jenny Martin and the leadership of Tea Party Patriots believe they do. They are wrong, and so is her call for defense budget cuts.
Since Obama became president, every budget he has proposed has included only one area where he wanted spending cuts. Defense spending. For Obama, the only part of defense spending he likes is Air Force One.
Obama is in the process of doing what his hero Jimmy Carter did. In the 1970s Jimmy Carter created a hollowed out military. The military lacked basic equipment. Aircraft could not fly because they lacked parts. Ships could not leave port because they needed maintenance. Morale in the military plummeted. But then again that's what Carter and the hard left wanted.
Fast-forward to 2011. Cutting the defense budget is near and dear to the heart of every liberal.
Defense cuts have gotten so bad that now even liberal Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warns against cutting the defense budget any further.
The federal government does a lot of things it should not be involved in. However, there is one very specific duty given to the federal government in the Constitution. That is to provide for the common defense.
While our founding fathers could not have conceived of our current military, they would no doubt be appalled at those who want to cut defense spending so that money can be redirected to programs that help get politicians reelected.
Is there waste in the Defense Department budget?
Of course. It is, after all, a government agency.
Recently two Navy ships were hauled away to be scrapped. They were built 20 years ago, never completed, and never used. These ships cost hundreds of millions of dollars. That was hundreds of millions of dollars wasted.
No one likes waste in any government department. However, the Defense Department is the only government agency ever targeted for budget reductions in the name of reducing waste. According to the Government Accounting Office, other programs, including social programs, waste hundreds of billions of dollars a year. No one is suggesting reducing those programs in order to help eliminate waste in government.
I want to know why not?
There is waste in the Defense Department budget. That waste should be discovered and rooted out. However, any savings from the reduction of waste, should go back into the Defense Department budget for weapons, parts and other tools our soldiers need.
We live in a dangerous world. We need a strong military to protect us. We are 70 years past World War II. During World War II, we had time to build up our military. The modern era will allow no such luxury. When you are talking about military strength, you cannot play catch up. Either you stay ahead, or you fall behind.
Newsflash: We have enemies in this world. These enemies would love to see this country destroyed. Our military exists not to give Obama photo opportunities, but to protect America. Either you have a strong military, or you have the military not worth having.
Obama and the Party of Treason are following the blueprint of European Socialists. In Britain, for example, when social programs run over their budget, the defense budget is cut. At one time, Britain was the greatest military force in the world. Today they have cut their military so much they cannot even defend the Thames River without American help.
The military budget has been reduced well beyond any reasonable point, and any new cuts in the Defense Department budget are now simply reckless.
Many in the Tea Party movement believe that defense is the one area where the budget should not be cut. The Tea Party movement certainly does not speak with one voice on this issue.
And anyone who calls for cutting the Defense budget does not speak for me.
******************************* FLASH MESSAGE TRAFFIC ALERT ****************************
THIS IS AN ALERT MESSAGE TO ALL:
I have just contacted my Representative:
And I told him that when the House and the Senate reject a bill, Obama passes it anyway by in acting an EXEC. Order
and thus trashes the Constitution and that makes the House and Senate VOID and that the Members will not tell those people in their States that Obama is a Dictator because they all know that if we knew the truth, We would lock and load our weapons and declare war on Obama.
EVERYONE........................ THAT MESSAGE WAS NOT DENIED BY THEM.
THERE YOU HAVE IT AMERICA, WE ARE IN A DICTATORSHIP IN WASHINGTON! And the Washington you see is not really there! The House No Longer Represents you and the Senate No Longer represents you as well and I believe that the members of the House and Senate have been threatened that if they tell you, harm would come to them and they would loose their pay.
*********************************** WHAT SAY YOU TEA PARTY? *************************************************
We have a Dictator and Obama has declared war on all of us. YOU SEE WASHINGTON, But it is not there!
You have a Representative in the House and in the Senate but really you don't. They have been disolved and they won't tell you the truth. CALL ME NUTS BUT THIS IS A FACT
Obama is trying to keep you thinking everything is fine but it's not. YOU DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO I SUGGEST YOU CALL YOUR SENATOR AND CONGRESSMEN TODAY.... NOW! AND GET THEIR RESPONSE. MINE CLEARLY REFUSED TO DENY WHAT I WAS SAYING AND THEREFORE IT IS THE TRUTH.