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Struggling with debt, Congress talks defense cuts

There are 312 comments on the Peninsula Clarion story from Jul 29, 2011, titled Struggling with debt, Congress talks defense cuts. In it, Peninsula Clarion reports that:

Once unthinkable in a time of two wars, Democrats and Republicans alike are insisting that the billions spent on the military can be significantly cut back over the next decade as the nation struggles to reduce its spiraling debt.

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StormDancer

Seattle, WA

#23 Jul 29, 2011
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>This whole thing in Washinton is a dog and pony show. The media, President and congress say we have to do this by August 2nd, or the world will end..........WELL WE ARE ALL READY 200 BILLION OVER THE DEBT CEILING TODAY.........and life is still functioning..........WE ARE GOING TO BE DOWN GRADED NO MATTER WHAT. Cleaning house in 2012 is the only shot america has.......starting with the liberals.
BuMp for truth!
StormDancer

Seattle, WA

#24 Jul 29, 2011
Afghan - Iraq Vet wrote:
How dare they, Bring our troops home and replace them with our leadership. How dare they even to consider that. No one brings up Libya and the U.S. Mexican border.
I agree there
Why are we spending 10 million a day in lybia??
And the mexican border situation is an open invitation to terrorists and anyone else
Responsibility

Long Beach, CA

#25 Jul 29, 2011
Ahhhh, the gorilla in the room - military spending!
StormDancer

Seattle, WA

#26 Jul 29, 2011
Responsibility wrote:
Ahhhh, the gorilla in the room - military spending!
Well, military Mis-spending seems more correct to me.
reality speaks

Grove City, OH

#27 Jul 29, 2011
StormDancer wrote:
<quoted text>
and crybaby has no ideas - all he does is expect solutions from someone else than kick 'em to the curb
please dems show a good solution
obama seems most worried about having to work during election time
hey obama why wasn't this worked on b4 American citizens got fed up and fired a bunch of dems in November?
threatning seniors who have Paid and Paid into social security for 50 years, and veterans who risk their lives for your right to crap on vets and citizens and support criminal invaders and heaven Forbid close our southern border
nooo lets cut our defences even more
idc Who it is let's forget election time and pay offs and bribes and fix the econmy instead of Destroying it (obama you muzlim supporting Spending Addict!!)
grrrr
you seem upset?

well join the majority

peed off the world is

this does not only effect america

we the people may have to take matters in our own hands

exactly how many times are we going to chew this cabbage?

every senator wants a balanced budget admendment; and claims it the cure for our problem now and future both dem & GOP. Just watch their lips flap on TV for past week.

so why for 50 years have these creeps not passed one?

they have debated it since 70's that I know for sure.

recently in 1995 when govt shut down; and 1/2 of the morons in office then, are still there
DNF

United States

#28 Jul 29, 2011
Inconvenient Truth wrote:
<quoted text>Show a link and not a lie racist!
Walter Reed to close after more than a century
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/walter-re...

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#29 Jul 29, 2011
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>cut your throat.
FY 2012 Defense Appropriations bill. The bill commits $118 billion to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and $530 billion to the Pentagon, consuming over 50% of all discretionary spending at a time when communities are suffering from chronic unemployment and under-funded public services.
http://www.militaryfamiliesspeakout.com/2011/...

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#30 Jul 29, 2011
U.S. wastes $34 billion in Afghan and Iraq contracting

The United States has wasted some $34 billion on service contracts with the private sector in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a study being finalized for Congress.

The findings by a bipartisan congressional commission were confirmed to Reuters by a person familiar with the draft of the study, which is due to be completed in coming weeks.

The analysis by the Commission on Wartime Contracting, details of which were first reported by the Wall Street Journal, offers the most complete look so far at the misuse of U.S. contracting funds in Afghanistan and Iraq, where more than $200 billion has been doled out in the contracts and grants over nearly a decade.

It also gives the most complete picture of the magnitude of the U.S. contracting workforce in the two countries.

http://news.yahoo.com/u-wastes-34-billion-afg...
Cranky Old Man

United States

#31 Jul 29, 2011
Mister Obama say there are many ways to get us out of the messes he cause. Not to bother him any at all, and me being just a poor black man not knowing much, I beg his parden to please just let me ask a simple question, how? Since the country seems to be fast going to shit in a hand bag, maybe could he take some of his valuable time from all his important duties and tell us just one of them ways he going to get us out of his mess.

Inconvenient Truth

“DEMOCRATS ARE JACKASSES”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#32 Jul 29, 2011
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Walter Reed to close after more than a century
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/walter-re...
So the GOP did all this in 6 month when they took control of the House. Man you are pathetic. More like this is a result of the Dems whp still are in control you idiot./ BTW it should be shut down because it isn't fit to treat anybody right now. That place need to be rebuilt.

Inconvenient Truth

“DEMOCRATS ARE JACKASSES”

Since: Oct 09

Location hidden

#33 Jul 29, 2011
DNF wrote:
U.S. wastes $34 billion in Afghan and Iraq contracting
The United States has wasted some $34 billion on service contracts with the private sector in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a study being finalized for Congress.
The findings by a bipartisan congressional commission were confirmed to Reuters by a person familiar with the draft of the study, which is due to be completed in coming weeks.
The analysis by the Commission on Wartime Contracting, details of which were first reported by the Wall Street Journal, offers the most complete look so far at the misuse of U.S. contracting funds in Afghanistan and Iraq, where more than $200 billion has been doled out in the contracts and grants over nearly a decade.
It also gives the most complete picture of the magnitude of the U.S. contracting workforce in the two countries.
http://news.yahoo.com/u-wastes-34-billion-afg...
How many trillions are we wasting on Obama care and takinging care of your lazy azz.
Richard Bruce Cheney

Brooksville, FL

#34 Jul 29, 2011
StormDancer wrote:
<quoted text>
I agree there
Why are we spending 10 million a day in lybia??
And the mexican border situation is an open invitation to terrorists and anyone else
War is good business ! The U.S. Treasury is bottomless.

http://www.costofwar.com
Common Cents

Bedford, OH

#35 Jul 29, 2011
What I don't understand is that why a routine limit increase which has been going on for 50 years is suddenly becoming armageddon. The debt limit has been increased over 70 times since 1962 and 10 within the last 9 years and no one in this country put an ounce of thought into it but now suddendly the U.S. has become 'crazyville' and a calamity is ensuing. Makes you wonder....why now?
reality speaks

Grove City, OH

#36 Jul 29, 2011
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>FY 2012 Defense Appropriations bill. The bill commits $118 billion to continue the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and $530 billion to the Pentagon, consuming over 50% of all discretionary spending at a time when communities are suffering from chronic unemployment and under-funded public services.
http://www.militaryfamiliesspeakout.com/2011/...
I did not notice public service change in any way; but sure am glad our military is strong and well funded.
reality speaks

Grove City, OH

#37 Jul 29, 2011
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>Walter Reed to close after more than a century
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/walter-re...
The Presidential motercade has been garaged, because of fuel prices

under the great leadership of a joint task force consisting of members of the EPA, Dept of Transportation, Dept of Interior decorating

The majestic stallion that was Teddy Roosvelt's favorite steed, that had been stuffed and preserved, has been fitted with a smart looking sail, roller blades on the feet, for presentation to President Obama.

With the newly installed beautiful sail; and all the hot air emitting from Mr. Obama's mouth, he can quickly roll into congress, and show his great leadership in budget cutting.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#39 Jul 29, 2011
Inconvenient Truth wrote:
<quoted text>How many trillions are we wasting on Obama care and takinging care of your lazy azz.
I began working when I was 14. I paid into the system until I became disabled. I guess getting beat with a tire iron by 5 black guys hanging around gay bars is all my fault.

I was unconscious for two days in Shock Trauma. I sustained 7 skull fractures, nearly had my left eye removed and had my jaw wired shut for 56 days.

I'm sorry I've become such a burden to you.

Please send me a list of all those jobs the TEA Party has created here in S. Florida so I can send in applications and resumes.

Thanks.
Unemployed

Bradenton, FL

#41 Jul 29, 2011
DNF wrote:
<quoted text>I began working when I was 14. I paid into the system until I became disabled. I guess getting beat with a tire iron by 5 black guys hanging around gay bars is all my fault.
I was unconscious for two days in Shock Trauma. I sustained 7 skull fractures, nearly had my left eye removed and had my jaw wired shut for 56 days.
I'm sorry I've become such a burden to you.
Please send me a list of all those jobs the TEA Party has created here in S. Florida so I can send in applications and resumes.
Thanks.
boo hoo hoo

becoming unemployed because of the greed of america and the government's GREAT RECESSION wasn't my fault either....

so I want an income for life from taxpayers because of the hardships caused to me by others.

$hit happens pal.....how much has the free tax ride, free loading
south florida mega churches been paying you every month???

“ What do I know?”

Since: Nov 10

Bugtussle, TN

#43 Jul 29, 2011
Unemployed wrote:
<quoted text>
boo hoo hoo
becoming unemployed because of the greed of america and the government's GREAT RECESSION wasn't my fault either....
so I want an income for life from taxpayers because of the hardships caused to me by others.
$hit happens pal.....how much has the free tax ride, free loading
south florida mega churches been paying you every month???
Empathy is an entitlement?!?

Did not know that...

Well...

At least you won't have to chip in.
all the latest

Brooksville, FL

#44 Jul 29, 2011
Still no movement to solve the debt problem.
Reports say that Senator Mitch McConnell is waiting on a prediction from Harold Camping as to what he believes will happen.
Of course

Albuquerque, NM

#45 Jul 29, 2011
, what do you think. It is democraps running the show and they have no use for the military... We support the troops bs is nothing more than bs from the liberal hacks. May be we should cut the salaries and retirement benefits of the fat cats in Washington to include the boy wonder the man child da boy o'bama the other kennedy brother. What a bunch of douche bags.

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