Hummm, I knew I would find it. And here is the truth. Congress approved it!!! Oh, please note the source!!!General Eisenhower Was Right
February 16, 2004 / http://tinyurl.com/luxwlqe
A small article on page A12 of the January 29 issue of the New York Times is revealing with respect to the extent of the power of the military-industrial complex in American life. The article reports that the Army’s chief of staff, Gen. Peter Schoomaker, told the House Armed Services Committee that he is going to increase the size of U.S. forces by 30,000.
Did Congress authorize the increase? No. And when a few congressmen indicated to the general that they’d be pleased to have Congress authorize the increase, the general responded that Congress didn’t need to trouble themselves with providing such authority — that Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld had already authorized the temporary increase under his “emergency” power — and that the “emergency” would justify the increase for the next four years. In other words,“Don’t worry your pretty little heads, elected representatives of the people; the military bureaucracy has the situation well under control. Go back to your knitting.” http://fff.org/explore-freedom/article/eisenh...
President Eisenhower once noted that a few Texas oil millionaires wanted to abolish social security / http://tinyurl.com/bp7h8 / Nov. 8, 1954
Army to Restructure, Will Grow by 30,000
By Jim Garamone
American Forces Press Service
WASHINGTON, Jan. 29, 2004 – The Army will grow to 510,000 soldiers over the next four years as a temporary measure, a senior Army official said today.
The official briefed the press on background after Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter Schoomaker told Congress Jan. 28 that Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld has authorized the Army to exceed end strength limits by 30,000. The increase is allowed under emergency authorities Congress granted the Defense Department.