Rethugs are all for cutting spending as long as it isn't one of THEIR pet projects. There is far more waste in military spending than in entitlement programs.<quoted text>lol!
"Talking up the foot soldiers is not that unusual.
However, no negotiations is not an option. The public wants the sides together and figure it out." - whatever
You're such a hypocritical idiot son.
But I love this comedy channel!
"The Air Force is set to discard 21 C-27Js before the end of fiscal year 2013, yet service officials still issued a request to industry on May 10 for proposals to purchase even more of the same exact aircraft that will likely sit in the boneyard.
The C-27J Spartan is the cargo aircraft that has found itself in the middle of a battle between the Air Forceís active duty and the Air National Guard. Active duty leaders have said the service likes the aircraft, but canít afford it with the forthcoming budget cuts. Guard leaders have responded saying the aircraft will save the service money and the Guard, which was set to receive the bulk of the fleet, is being unfairly targeted to absorb the brunt of the serviceís budget cuts.
Congress has for the most part taken the Guardís side in the debate. Lawmakers have ordered the service to consider buying more C-27Js even though the service is set to follow through on plans to send the C-27J fleet to the serviceís boneyard at Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., with the 309th Aerospace Maintenance And Regeneration Group. There the aircraft will sit in storage unless another federal agency claims them.
The original plan was to field a fleet of 38 C-27Js across the service as part of the Joint Cargo Aircraft Program. Already, the Air Force has 15 C-27Js stationed at Guard bases and another two at Waco, Texas, at a L-3 Communications plant. Four more are on the books to be built by Alenia Aermacchi in Italy and sent to the U.S. in fiscal year 2013. Those newly built aircraft will likely be sent directly to the boneyard....."