Election-Year Defense Budget Spares S...

Election-Year Defense Budget Spares Ships, Planes

There are 20 comments on the National Public Radio story from May 8, 2014, titled Election-Year Defense Budget Spares Ships, Planes. In it, National Public Radio reports that:

Pentagon pleas for flexibility in keeping the military ready to fight with less money were largely ignored as a Republican-led House panel kept older weapons alive and preserved generous personnel benefits.

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Your Ex

Paris, TN

#1 May 8, 2014
Wouldn't want to disenfranchise the Military Contractor or Retired General voting blocs.....
see the light

El Paso, TX

#2 May 8, 2014
Obama can have 6 new helicopters for personal use but the U.S. military is denied. He doesn't want the military to waste but it is OK for him.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#3 May 8, 2014
We can't deny the military-industrial complex their
profits. The Republicans have never seen a weapons system
they didn't love or weren't willing to drive the country
into bankruptcy to fund. Millions of dollars in bribes are
waiting to be picked up. Just send your trusty staff person
over to pick the unmarked envelope.

That's how government operates.
Monty Anaconda

San Antonio, TX

#4 May 8, 2014
Why do we even have a military? Canada getting ready to attack again? Combine the Army and Marines, beef up the Navy, and replace the Air Force with Navy missiles and Army drones. When is the last time we bombed anything with an aircraft? 1992?

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#5 May 9, 2014
Gary wrote:
We can't deny the military-industrial complex their
profits. The Republicans have never seen a weapons system
they didn't love or weren't willing to drive the country
into bankruptcy to fund. Millions of dollars in bribes are
waiting to be picked up. Just send your trusty staff person
over to pick the unmarked envelope.
That's how government operates.
Feds give $20 million loan to company owned by Biden 'friend' and donor...
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#6 May 9, 2014
Did they save the 1920's Navy, like the mor(m)on wanted?

LMAO.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#7 May 9, 2014
see the light wrote:
Obama can have 6 new helicopters for personal use but the U.S. military is denied..
~stomp stomp stomp~

His use... and the VP use... and Congressional use... and state department use... and visiting heads of state use...

And his current helicopters are only forty years old...

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#8 May 9, 2014
Monty Anaconda wrote:
When is the last time we bombed anything with an aircraft? 1992?
Last week, bigot.

The laundromat called- your hood is ready.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#9 May 9, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Last week, bigot.
The laundromat called- your hood is ready.
You are confused, he isn't a liberal like Al Gore and KKK Byrd that recruited for the clan.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#10 May 9, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>You are confused.
The Klan moved over to the GOP by 1970, Au Dumbo.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#11 May 9, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
The Klan moved over to the GOP by 1970, Au Dumbo.
BS, your faux blame is not backed up pookie. KKK Byrd was your last recruiter for the Klan and he was a liberal from West Virginia until he died in office. His last two years you had to strap him in his chair so he wouldn't fall out. He didn't even know where he was.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#12 May 9, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>BS, your faux blame is not backed up pookie..
David Duke...

Wipe your chin, ScrotumSniff... you're leaking mjjizzzzzemm.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#13 May 9, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
KKK Byrd.
1948.

David Duke... this fall...
see the light

El Paso, TX

#14 May 9, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
~stomp stomp stomp~
His use... and the VP use... and Congressional use... and state department use... and visiting heads of state use...
And his current helicopters are only forty years old...
They ought to be good for another couple yrs.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#15 May 9, 2014
Funny...

Reagan's were brand new... the same one Obama's in now.

Also funny... George Bush started the paperwork to get these new helicopters...

Too old for Bush are twelve years older now...

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#16 May 10, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
David Duke...
Wipe your chin, ScrotumSniff... you're leaking mjjizzzzzemm.
Al Gore

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#17 May 10, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
Funny...
Reagan's were brand new... the same one Obama's in now.
Also funny... George Bush started the paperwork to get these new helicopters...
Too old for Bush are twelve years older now...
Lie
conservative crapola

“Hicksville Hootenanny”

Since: Sep 13

Kornfield Kounty

#18 May 10, 2014
Funny how defense contracts to red states, don't require offsets. LMAO.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#19 May 10, 2014
Le Jimbo wrote:
Lie
Every time you- or your aliases- open you mouth.

I've encouraged Topix to award you a special badge for your consistency.
barefootsgaylove r

San Jose, CA

#20 May 10, 2014
barefoot2626 wrote:
<quoted text>
Every time you- or your aliases- open you mouth.
I've encouraged Topix to award you a special badge for your consistency.
I know every time you open your mouth you deserve a badge.......

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