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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senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#24 May 9, 2013
Buffalo Bull wrote:
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Not a single domestic base can be safely closed?
BRAC (Base Realignment and Closures) has been going on for years - since about 1990 - there have been numerous bases closed in the US, this includes Army Depots.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#25 May 9, 2013
bobob wrote:
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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.
BRAC (Base Realignment and Closures) has been going on for years - since about 1990 - there have been numerous bases closed in the US, this includes Army Depots.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#26 May 10, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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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...
Hey! Slow your roll Prof.

I would consider myself on the right. Not the so called "Republican Right" because there is no such true thing. But, on the Constitutional Right.

And I agree with you. Shut the freaking bases down over seas. Not 90% of them. All of them. Bring the men and women home. Enough of this "we have to police the world" mentality.

Is that a form of isolationism? Yep. And so be it.

But where has this Global policing action gotten us? Nowhere. More debt, more death, etc... Screw it. If the world wants to blow themselves up, then leave us out of it's psycho trip.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#27 May 10, 2013
RustyS wrote:
If we follow Obama sequestration protocol, we should close all the bases in the US first.
Sequestration was designed by both Republicans and Democrats, together, to get the people dependent on government and allow government to grow at the request of the people.

This is why the people are losing benefits and services they expect from government while foreign lands are receiving billions in financial aid.

The entire thing is nothing more than a piss poor attempt to get people begging for more government intervention.

Sad thing is, people do not see it. They see the D versus R argument.

“Stop the Brain Rot”

Since: Jan 12

Take a Looonng Vacation

#28 May 10, 2013
Kahoki wrote:
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Hey! Slow your roll Prof.
I would consider myself on the right. Not the so called "Republican Right" because there is no such true thing. But, on the Constitutional Right.
And I agree with you. Shut the freaking bases down over seas. Not 90% of them. All of them. Bring the men and women home. Enough of this "we have to police the world" mentality.
Is that a form of isolationism? Yep. And so be it.
But where has this Global policing action gotten us? Nowhere. More debt, more death, etc... Screw it. If the world wants to blow themselves up, then leave us out of it's psycho trip.
Oh, I agree. I agree completely. But then, you're not an extremist, are you? Well, not by MY standards, I'm not sure about theirs...:)

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