How much military is enough?

How much military is enough?

There are 18 comments on the www.newyorker.com story from Jan 22, 2013, titled How much military is enough?. In it, www.newyorker.com reports that:

The U.S. once regarded a standing army as a form of tyranny. Now it spends more on defense than all other nations combined.

Sixty-two legislators sit on the House Armed Services Committee, the largest committee in Congress. Since January, 2011, when Republicans took control of the House, the committee has been chaired by Howard P. McKeon, who goes by Buck. He has never served in the military, but this month he begins his third decade representing California’s Twenty-fifth Congressional District, the home of a naval weapons station, an Army fort, an Air Force base, and, for the Marines, a place to train for mountain warfare.

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Ninthman

“Obama Shames the USA”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#1 Jan 22, 2013
How much Obama is enough?
Benghazi tomorrow. Hillary gets on the hotseat. Anything can happen. She might even implicate Obama to save her own azz. Who knows? But after tomorrow the books will be written. And they will sell.
DENG

Nanjing, China

#2 Jan 22, 2013
How much military is enough?

JUST ENOUGH TO PROTECT THE DOMESTIC UNITED STATES AND NOT THE PRESENT MILITARY THAT'S BEEN HIGHJACKED BY EXTREMISTS TO CONQUER ASIA, AFRICA AND SOUTH AMERICA BY SOME WAR-PROFIT EXTERMISTS IN THE UNITED STATES WHO HAVE TAKEN OVER THE UNITED STATES MILITARY FOR THEIR OWN MONETARY BENEFITS AND PERSONAL GAINS.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#3 Jan 22, 2013
Apprently this is a big deal the the New Yorker, but not that the last two democratic commander in cheifs never served either!! LMAO
celticwarriors

Bradenton, FL

#4 Jan 22, 2013
The Military Industrial Complex is the biggest drain on our budget and can easily be cut by at least 70%. We do not need bases all over the world. We have peace making intellects and robotics, as needed. Beware the MIC! It is not too late to heed that wise advice from an era when there still were sane Republicans!!!
C fool

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#5 Jan 22, 2013
DENG wrote:
How much military is enough?
JUST ENOUGH TO PROTECT THE DOMESTIC UNITED STATES AND NOT THE PRESENT MILITARY THAT'S BEEN HIGHJACKED BY EXTREMISTS TO CONQUER ASIA, AFRICA AND SOUTH AMERICA BY SOME WAR-PROFIT EXTERMISTS IN THE UNITED STATES WHO HAVE TAKEN OVER THE UNITED STATES MILITARY FOR THEIR OWN MONETARY BENEFITS AND PERSONAL GAINS.
Deng! do U know watta Dr. Bill_phd! thinking of?!!;-000
C fool

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#6 Jan 22, 2013
Ninthman wrote:
How much Obama is enough?
Benghazi tomorrow. Hillary gets on the hotseat. Anything can happen. She might even implicate Obama to save her own azz. Who knows? But after tomorrow the books will be written. And they will sell.
Wed! just hearing mov on!! just say hi to Dr. Bills;-0000
C fool

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#7 Jan 22, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
Apprently this is a big deal the the New Yorker, but not that the last two democratic commander in cheifs never served either!! LMAO
cowboy! NY + EU = 13 colony else thirtein States of Bills!!;-000

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#8 Jan 22, 2013
celticwarriors wrote:
The Military Industrial Complex is the biggest drain on our budget and can easily be cut by at least 70%. We do not need bases all over the world. We have peace making intellects and robotics, as needed. Beware the MIC! It is not too late to heed that wise advice from an era when there still were sane Republicans!!!
The biggest drain on the budget is welfare entitlements. The biggest builders of Military Industrial Complex are democrats....ask John Murhta's son and LBJ's ghost.
C fool

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#9 Jan 22, 2013
celticwarriors wrote:
The Military Industrial Complex is the biggest drain on our budget and can easily be cut by at least 70%. We do not need bases all over the world. We have peace making intellects and robotics, as needed. Beware the MIC! It is not too late to heed that wise advice from an era when there still were sane Republicans!!!
;) da 3 grande of # Bidone dat! boeing, heed martin, chew gumboy!!;-000h, so you C EU?!! ;-000h, U is waiting for NASA discount ticket to da Moooooney?!!;-000
Cracker

Festus, MO

#10 Jan 22, 2013
Military: The administration thanks the troops for their service by failing to comply with a law requiring that it help soldiers deployed overseas cast ballots in their home states.

The administration has taken various states to court to block voter ID laws on the grounds it will disenfranchise voters. But it has no qualms about the disenfranchisement of military voters overseas through its failure to comply with and enforce the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, passed by Congress in 2009 and signed into law by President Barack Obama.

The law acknowledges the difficulties caused by time and distance for deployed soldiers in exercising the right to vote they put their lives on the line to protect. One of the key provisions required each military branch to create an installation voting assistance office (IVAO) for every military base outside an immediate combat zone.

Last week, however, the Pentagon's inspector general reported that attempts to locate and contact IVAO offices at overseas military installations failed about half the time.

"Results were clear. Our attempts to contact IVAOs failed about 50% of the time," the inspector general reported. "We concluded the Services had not established all the IVAOs as intended by the MOVE Act because, among other issues, the funding was not available."

The estimated cost of establishing functioning IVAOs at all overseas military bases not in combat zones is estimated at between $15 million and $20 million a year. We wasted $530 million on Solyndra but can't afford a relative pittance to ensure our soldiers are not disenfranchised.

Read more at :http://news.investors.com/ibd -editorials/090712-624998-obam a-ignores-military-absentee-vo ting-problems.htm?p=full

And yet this Administration spends over 100 billion a year fo services to illegal aliens !
Hmmmmmm
C fool

Nha Trang, Vietnam

#11 Jan 22, 2013
Cracker wrote:
Military: The administration thanks the troops for their service by failing to comply with a law requiring that it help soldiers deployed overseas cast ballots in their home states.
The administration has taken various states to court to block voter ID laws on the grounds it will disenfranchise voters. But it has no qualms about the disenfranchisement of military voters overseas through its failure to comply with and enforce the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, passed by Congress in 2009 and signed into law by President Barack Obama.
The law acknowledges the difficulties caused by time and distance for deployed soldiers in exercising the right to vote they put their lives on the line to protect. One of the key provisions required each military branch to create an installation voting assistance office (IVAO) for every military base outside an immediate combat zone.
Last week, however, the Pentagon's inspector general reported that attempts to locate and contact IVAO offices at overseas military installations failed about half the time.
"Results were clear. Our attempts to contact IVAOs failed about 50% of the time," the inspector general reported. "We concluded the Services had not established all the IVAOs as intended by the MOVE Act because, among other issues, the funding was not available."
The estimated cost of establishing functioning IVAOs at all overseas military bases not in combat zones is estimated at between $15 million and $20 million a year. We wasted $530 million on Solyndra but can't afford a relative pittance to ensure our soldiers are not disenfranchised.
Read more at :http://news.investors.com/ibd -editorials/090712-624998-obam a-ignores-military-absentee-vo ting-problems.htm?p=full
And yet this Administration spends over 100 billion a year fo services to illegal aliens !
Hmmmmmm
yo wet-site no blue dot?!! ;-0000h, still runing C++;-000
DENG

Nanjing, China

#12 Jan 22, 2013
celticwarriors wrote:
The Military Industrial Complex is the biggest drain on our budget and can easily be cut by at least 70%. We do not need bases all over the world. We have peace making intellects and robotics, as needed. Beware the MIC! It is not too late to heed that wise advice from an era when there still were sane Republicans!!!

AS SOON AS RUSSIA SAYS ENOUGH THE UNITED STATES OF AMERI CA GOES UP IN SMOLKE.
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
The biggest drain on the budget is welfare entitlements. The biggest builders of Military Industrial Complex are democrats....ask John Murhta's son and LBJ's ghost.
Cracker

Festus, MO

#13 Jan 23, 2013

“Concerned in Tennessee”

Since: Dec 07

Knoxville, TN

#14 Jan 23, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
Apprently this is a big deal the the New Yorker, but not that the last two democratic commander in cheifs never served either!! LMAO
What's your point? The last Republican president didn't serve either. I don't consider being a rich boy whose daddy get's him a token air national guard posting instead of actually serving in the regular military IN A TIME OF WAR, to be "service."

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#15 Jan 23, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
Apprently this is a big deal the the New Yorker, but not that the last two democratic commander in cheifs never served either!! LMAO
Our last combat veteran was George HW Bush.

Bush's son is still AWOL.
Rakk

Galloway, OH

#16 Jan 25, 2013
celticwarriors wrote:
The Military Industrial Complex is the biggest drain on our budget and can easily be cut by at least 70%. We do not need bases all over the world. We have peace making intellects and robotics, as needed. Beware the MIC! It is not too late to heed that wise advice from an era when there still were sane Republicans!!!
Actually the military budget was equal with the social budget until the last 6 months or so. The social budget just past the military budget.
Jaimie

Madison, WI

#17 Jan 26, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
<quoted text>
The biggest drain on the budget is welfare entitlements. The biggest builders of Military Industrial Complex are democrats....ask John Murhta's son and LBJ's ghost.
Welfare is the smallest enlottment in the fiscal budget, it holds less then 1 % of nations tax dollars.

Personally you are to be paid $2100 to each American of 4 founding fathers birthed of the nation on a monthly basis(Secertary of USA can set up your court and medical appointments for you to get your check, I'm over 43 years old, I have accumlated interest exceeding $2.5 million in that account alone, plus 1/2 acre of property assignment and a monthly check after the bulk is $2100 a month.) It was supposed to be delivered and entered in on the day of birth and checks to the home, but parents stole thier kids so they make you go to Washington DC for it now.

Military holds only face value civilans the President rallys for HIS orchestrated hate crimes or unity popularity projects in other nations.

Military is never public secter, each unit in each city and state of every nations has over 150,000 clone per each unit of each military status birthed annually, HYBRID X MEN
Jaimie

Madison, WI

#18 Jan 26, 2013
Jaimie wrote:
<quoted text>
Welfare is the smallest enlottment in the fiscal budget, it holds less then 1 % of nations tax dollars.
Personally you are to be paid $2100 to each American of 4 founding fathers birthed of the nation on a monthly basis(Secertary of USA can set up your court and medical appointments for you to get your check, I'm over 43 years old, I have accumlated interest exceeding $2.5 million in that account alone, plus 1/2 acre of property assignment and a monthly check after the bulk is $2100 a month.) It was supposed to be delivered and entered in on the day of birth and checks to the home, but parents stole thier kids so they make you go to Washington DC for it now.
Military holds only face value civilans the President rallys for HIS orchestrated hate crimes or unity popularity projects in other nations.
Military is never public secter, each unit in each city and state of every nations has over 150,000 clone per each unit of each military status birthed annually, HYBRID X MEN
To pay $1 on taxes only for a family to be on welfare of each person in nation, how much would that person on welfare get if handed to them in cash? How many people are in nation? Over 3 billion. DO you think they get a $1 of peoples tax payments? NO! grow up. Damn Kennedy and Die hard fans. Your brainwashed.

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