Budget cut woes leave military, families uncertain

Feb 8, 2013 Full story: Bellingham Herald

The guided-missile destroyer USS Barry headed for what was supposed to be a six-month deployment in Europe on Thursday as part of a NATO plan to provide a ballistic-missile shield for the continent.

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Eleanor

Mundelein, IL

#1 Feb 8, 2013
Welcome to the REAL world.

Cut backs, re-organizations, more work for the same pay.

Ordinary citizens have been being dumped on by corporations for YEARS!!

“Headed toward the cliff”

Since: Nov 07

Tawas City, Michigan

#2 Feb 8, 2013
So of course the plan is to hit the active duty servicmembers who are actually protecting our country.

How about we cut out 400,000 of the 800,000 cushy civilian DOD deskjobs, which average $70k per year?

That would save $25 BILLION each year just in salary costs.

And it would STILL leave us with 1 civilian DOD employee for every 4 active duty military members.

What the hell do we need with that many civilians working for the DOD? It's not like they're out in the fields reloading ammo magazines for the troops, or gassing up the tanks.
indy

Jacksonville, FL

#6 Feb 8, 2013
and yet, our emporer is giving free tanks and jets, to our enemy ....... i bet if the emporer cut back on his jet-setting it would save a few jobs for servicemen and keep that food in their babies mouths.... i wonder if hes gonna insist that the assault jets/tanks hes giving away to terrorist supporters will be limited to 6 bullets and six missiles...? if i had a defense weapon it would be......
indy

Jacksonville, FL

#7 Feb 8, 2013
Cracker wrote:
Or the fact that Terrorist Obama raped and killed Ambassador Stevens and how Hillary Traitor is covering it up !
Treason : I want to see justice with this whole dam administration hanging from the end of a rope !
They are all foreigner's and traitors, none of them have America's best interest at heart .
Just ask any of the millions of illegal aliens running free in our streets committing crimes .
whats it matter now?..... as they still cant talk about anything without saying "bush"..... these are the scariest times in my 51 yrs..... mom said the same to me today, but shes only 85, what has she lived thru?... i hope i dont hear any complaints form those who voted for this ship of fools...again .... and thanx aholes for sinking my ship too........ strange how o has commented more on treyvon and professor gates incidents, nfl etc than he has about 4 americans left out to die ..... this foolishness cant be all by accident ....... god help us

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