Could More Base Closures Be on the Way?

Could More Base Closures Be on the Way?

There are 25 comments on the Roll Call story from May 7, 2013, titled Could More Base Closures Be on the Way?. In it, Roll Call reports that:

Senate Armed Services Chairman Levin said, 'At a time when the Pentagon and the entire federal government face enormous fiscal challenges, the questionable projects and lack of oversight identified in this review are simply unacceptable.' When the Pentagon last year asked Congress to initiate a base closure process, powerful lawmakers such as ... (more)

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Papillon

Sacramento, CA

#1 May 7, 2013
More military base closures are definitely under way.
Levin has absolutely nothing to say about it.
He has no control over it.

BARRACK HUSSEIN OBAMA is in control.

He needs to close 43% of all currently active military bases in order to divert more money to millions more welfare recipients, namely illegal Mexicans and muslims.

American tax payers are now forced to pay over 14 TRILLION DOLLARS a year to support these scum from cradle to grave, generation after generation.

By the end of the year, this sum will increase to 21 TRILLION DOLLARS.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#2 May 7, 2013
Papillon wrote:
More military base closures are definitely under way.
Levin has absolutely nothing to say about it.
He has no control over it.
BARRACK HUSSEIN OBAMA is in control.
He needs to close 43% of all currently active military bases in order to divert more money to millions more welfare recipients, namely illegal Mexicans and muslims.
American tax payers are now forced to pay over 14 TRILLION DOLLARS a year to support these scum from cradle to grave, generation after generation.
By the end of the year, this sum will increase to 21 TRILLION DOLLARS.
"American tax payers are now forced to pay over 14 TRILLION DOLLARS a year to support these scum from cradle to grave, generation after generation."

Interesting. I'd like to read that for myself.
Where did you find it? Do you have a link?
Fire the GOP

San Jose, CA

#3 May 7, 2013
Yes. Since the GOP don't want to pay for their war debt.
BandMaster

Since: Sep 11

Location hidden

#4 May 7, 2013
barack is complete chaos.
Gary

Bellingham, WA

#5 May 7, 2013
Papillon wrote:
More military base closures are definitely under way.
Levin has absolutely nothing to say about it.
He has no control over it.
BARRACK HUSSEIN OBAMA is in control.
He needs to close 43% of all currently active military bases in order to divert more money to millions more welfare recipients, namely illegal Mexicans and muslims.
American tax payers are now forced to pay over 14 TRILLION DOLLARS a year to support these scum from cradle to grave, generation after generation.
By the end of the year, this sum will increase to 21 TRILLION DOLLARS.
Remember?

Dick Cheney Defends Base Closings to a Cautious Panel
April 16, 1991

Members of a Presidential commission appointed to reduce the number and size of military installations said today that they would treat the Pentagon's recommendations for closing 31 major bases as a good blueprint for their deliberations, not as the final word on which installations would close.

In its first formal day of business, the eight-member Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission heard Defense Secretary Dick Cheney defend his proposals, which could result in thousands of military and civilian layoffs at installations in 20 states.

Right! That Dick Cheney!

Remember?

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#6 May 8, 2013
Papillon wrote:
More military base closures are definitely under way.
Levin has absolutely nothing to say about it.
He has no control over it.
BARRACK HUSSEIN OBAMA is in control.
He needs to close 43% of all currently active military bases in order to divert more money to millions more welfare recipients, namely illegal Mexicans and muslims.
American tax payers are now forced to pay over 14 TRILLION DOLLARS a year to support these scum from cradle to grave, generation after generation.
By the end of the year, this sum will increase to 21 TRILLION DOLLARS.
And what are you saying?
We need more foriegn bases?
Do you see anyway to maintain of overseas bases and reduce the deficiet?
agreed

Los Lunas, NM

#7 May 8, 2013
It is way past time to close foreign bases in Europe and Asia. Seems almost all military activity stems from the continental US and airfields here. Case in point, US assets in the middle east and europe during the benghazi fiasco unable to or kept from responding lends to the question to why bother having the assets in foreign bases if they can't or won't do anything ? Seems we spend a large portion of the budget keeping bases open and aiding foreign economies when it could be kept in the continental US.

Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#8 May 8, 2013
If we follow Obama sequestration protocol, we should close all the bases in the US first.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#9 May 8, 2013
Papillon wrote:
More military base closures are definitely under way.
Levin has absolutely nothing to say about it.
He has no control over it.
BARRACK HUSSEIN OBAMA is in control.
He needs to close 43% of all currently active military bases in order to divert more money to millions more welfare recipients, namely illegal Mexicans and muslims.
American tax payers are now forced to pay over 14 TRILLION DOLLARS a year to support these scum from cradle to grave, generation after generation.
By the end of the year, this sum will increase to 21 TRILLION DOLLARS.
Many of these bases are nothing but pork for legislators who
hail from those states, and may need to be closed because they
cost us taxpayers billions and are not necessary in the scheme of things. My view is that money that we do not have is being thrown at these bases and has nothing to do with illegal anythings. Something could have been done with these illegal
immigrants 20 years ago, when it was doable. Now it is too late,
and we need another plan, since most have grown up here and
regard America as their country. This is not their fault; it
is the fault of our government. How do you throw 12 million
people out? Round 'em up like cattle? They will scatter and the
cost to find them would be prohibitive. I am open to any intelligent suggestions to resolve this catastrophe.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#10 May 8, 2013
we could close down pearl harbor, I doubt the japs are gonna hit there anytime.....

Since: Feb 07

Whitman,Ma

#11 May 8, 2013
There will be base closings since this weakens our country. This is the first order of Obummer and his Democrats. They need money for their LAYABUTTS base.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#12 May 8, 2013
Wake up USA wrote:
There will be base closings since this weakens our country. This is the first order of Obummer and his Democrats. They need money for their LAYABUTTS base.
are you saying every base here and abroad is vital, none can be shutdown safely?
Isn't the cost of maintaining them also weakening the country?
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#15 May 8, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
<quoted text>
are you saying every base here and abroad is vital, none can be shutdown safely?
Isn't the cost of maintaining them also weakening the country?
You are only as strong as your military. Yes they can do away with some of the bases overseas - but NOT in America.

Jumping Jim

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#16 May 9, 2013
Carl Levin is about the most short sighted and stupidest Senator in Congress, and its good that he is retiring. Enough bases have already been closed, and if a buildup was ever needed again, there would be no place to do that. Decades ago, the government would simply go out and grab up some land, but that can't happen anymore.

If the government wants to save some money, kick a lot of freeloading people off the welfare rolls. The liberals like Levin don't ever want to think about that.

Since: Aug 12

Buffalo, NY

#18 May 9, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
You are only as strong as your military. Yes they can do away with some of the bases overseas - but NOT in America.
Not a single domestic base can be safely closed?

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#19 May 9, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
You are only as strong as your military. Yes they can do away with some of the bases overseas - but NOT in America.
Absolutely in America. Some of these bases are here only because
a legislator is from that state and wants to feed the local economy. The cost to maintain them
is prohibitive and they no longer serve any useful purpose.
Our homeland bases can most certainly be consolidated and be
effective. My view is that we keep our overseas bases, since they may be needed for our safety at home while responding to terror abroad.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#20 May 9, 2013
Let's hope so - we have over 800 bases abroad, from the largest ports and airbases to the smallest secret locations, and we need to close about 90% of them. That's how we waste hundreds of billions a year on "defense."

THEN we can start closing American bases..

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#21 May 9, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
You are only as strong as your military. Yes they can do away with some of the bases overseas - but NOT in America.
LOL...another idiot who thinks that a "strong military" means writing a blank check to uniformed suckers of the government teat...:)

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#22 May 9, 2013
Papillon wrote:
More military base closures are definitely under way.
Levin has absolutely nothing to say about it.
He has no control over it.
BARRACK HUSSEIN OBAMA is in control.
He needs to close 43% of all currently active military bases in order to divert more money to millions more welfare recipients, namely illegal Mexicans and muslims.
American tax payers are now forced to pay over 14 TRILLION DOLLARS a year to support these scum from cradle to grave, generation after generation.
By the end of the year, this sum will increase to 21 TRILLION DOLLARS.
Typical Rightie extremist - you're "scum" getting "support" if you're brown or poor, but if you've got a uniform on, we'll fill your pockets with cash and lick your boots.

Righties are disgusting, hypocritical swine...

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#23 May 9, 2013
RustyS wrote:
If we follow Obama sequestration protocol, we should close all the bases in the US first.
If you ever told the truth or said anything straightforward and honest, your head would explode.

At least I think it would...why don't you try it?:)

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