Gov. Bob McDonnell Urges Action to Pr...

Gov. Bob McDonnell Urges Action to Prevent Defense Cuts

There are 9 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Feb 15, 2013, titled Gov. Bob McDonnell Urges Action to Prevent Defense Cuts. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

He calls the cuts a "blunt and unnecessary instrument" that could devastate national security and force Virginia and other states into a recession.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at NBC29 Charlottesville.

huck

Charlottesville, VA

#1 Feb 18, 2013
I thought gop was about deficit reduction.
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#2 Feb 18, 2013
huck wrote:
I thought gop was about deficit reduction.
He's fighting for federal dollar to the state. Just like Christy was against FEMA dollars until Sandy, and Cantor was until the earthquake. Just like the Missippi and Louisana Senators voted against FEMA dollars for Virginia and New Jersey, but voted for them when Katrina hit. They all speak out of both sides of their mouths. In some ways, it's their job to increase the national debt in order to preserve federal dollars to the state.
tbd

Winchester, VA

#3 Feb 18, 2013
Another hypocrite who rails against government spending out of one side of his mouth and begs for more federal dollars out of the other. We need to all get over the idea that we can balance the budget in such a way that no one feels the effects.
sez you

Charlottesville, VA

#4 Feb 18, 2013
National security? we got more to worry about from congress itself than any supposed threat from afar. Yank the money from DOD and put into infratrcture, at least we'd see some return on investment. Start by getting rid of drones in the US.
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#5 Feb 18, 2013
sez you wrote:
National security? we got more to worry about from congress itself than any supposed threat from afar. Yank the money from DOD and put into infratrcture, at least we'd see some return on investment. Start by getting rid of drones in the US.
I would just be happy to know where the " nearly 70,000 structurally deficient bridges" are.
Eric Cartman

Earlysville, VA

#6 Feb 18, 2013
I urge our government to stop giving handouts to Israel, Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa and all those other litterbox countries. We will go belly up trying to be the world police. Our primary concern should be the citizens of THIS COUNTRY. Bring our troops home and put our borders on lock down. Stop OCCUPYING foreign territories. Fact is, we will never leave Pakistan because of the rich abundance of natural resources multinational corporations want to take control of.
Eric Cartman

Earlysville, VA

#7 Feb 18, 2013
Ice Dogg

Cumming, GA

#8 Feb 18, 2013
Fact is if we reduce government like the tea party wants it would spell economic collapse.
Dude

Spotsylvania, VA

#9 Feb 18, 2013
Ice Dogg wrote:
Fact is if we reduce government like the tea party wants it would spell economic collapse.
Drastic cuts would be devastating, like Greece, true. It’s not impossible to wean ourselves from the teat; it just has to be done accordingly and appropriately. There is too much fraud in the entitlement and subsidy programs. I’m more concerned with the thousands that steal billions, rather than the thousands that steal hundreds.

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