Posts Tagged ‘ budget cuts ’

Allen West Outraged By Proposed Military Budget Cuts

Dec 17th, 2013 | By

Former Congressman Allen West (R-FL) (and former combat officer), is outraged by the budget deal worked out by Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray.

The budget deal will betray military retirees by reducing their cost-of-living adjustments starting in 2015. The deal is designed to “save” $6 billion, but it will mean that military retirees will receive $80,000 less by age 62 for a soldier who retires at 40.

Senator James Inhofe Speaks Out On The Destruction Of Our Military

Nov 21st, 2013 | By

“General Odierno, the Chief of Staff of the Army, recently said that his forces are at the–I am quoting now – “lowest readiness levels I’ve seen within our Army since I’ve been serving for the last 37 years” and that only two brigades are ready for combat – only two brigades. This is General Odierno. The reason I wanted this chart put up is because it tells us where we are today. The part shown in orange, which is the huge cuts coming from sequestration, is far greater than the rest of it. That is readiness. That is what we are talking about,” he said.

Military Officials Warn That Budget Cuts Will Cost American Lives

Nov 3rd, 2011 | By

Last week, Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA) held a hearing of the House Readiness Subcommittee on threatened budget cuts to our military. Several military officers testified before the committee on how damaging the cuts would be to our national security. Among them were: General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., Assistant Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps “[I]f you took

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