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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:06 PM

Trump's draft budget proposes billion dollar cut to Coast Guard



Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump's budget proposal includes a $1.3 billion cut to the US Coast Guard, congressional sources told CNN Tuesday.

The cuts would be applied to an operating budget of about $9 billion, which hawks on the Hill were quick to slam as too deep a reduction to the military branch's funding.

Two sources familiar with the administration's FY2018 budget request told CNN the plan is to boost the Department of Homeland Security's total budget by 6%, up to $43.8 billion. That increase would primarily go to border security and would be paid for with the Coast Guard cuts and reductions to other agencies.

Rep. Duncan Hunter, a California Republican and one of Trump's earliest backers, said the Office of Management and Budget's planned cuts would "severely undermine national security."

"Such a drastic reduction in Coast Guard funding would not only diminish the Coast Guard's standing and mission," Hunter wrote in a letter to Trump Thursday, it "would severely undermine US national security."

"A cut to the Coast Guard of $1.3 billion will effectively paralyze the service and create unnecessary risk and exposures to the homeland," Hunter's chief of staff, Joe Kasper, told CNN. "The OMB proposal is a joke, frankly, and it should be treated that way by the President and Congress."

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GOD! IS HE STUPID OR WHAT??

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yuiyoshida Mar 20 OP
Cha Mar 20 #1
Tanuki Mar 20 #2
yuiyoshida Mar 20 #4
nini Mar 20 #3
leanforward Mar 20 #5
Ilsa Mar 20 #6

Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:06 PM

1. he Is Stupid.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:12 PM

2. What won't he destroy to free up money for his Vanity Wall?

One if by land, and none if by sea....

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Response to Tanuki (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:15 PM

4. They should call his plan the "Hospital Gown Security"

EVERY THING IS COVERED but his ass.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:14 PM

3. where's all the money for defense going?

Isn't the Coast Guard considered part of the military? Or is that money just for crap to be built at his buddie's companies?

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:55 PM

5. NO cuts

So whenever a mariner transmits a "mayday" the response is silence? Has the pRezident and GOP lemmings ever heard a "mayday". What happens to all of the Mississippi River navigation aids down to the Delta? Life saving, out the window.

You have to hear "this is Seattle Coast Guard" to understand, no cuts to the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard started on or about the time of the life saving service stations on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Hey folks, we have history here. Cutting the Coast Guard is shooting yourself in the foot.

So, the folks setting on a roof top, will never see a Coast Guard chopper taking them to high ground. Why are they setting on their roof top?

I am a loyal citizen, in opposition to pRezident dRumpf and the GOP lemmings.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:58 PM

6. Why would liberal Ivanka support this crap?

If she's as smart as everyone says, then she knows it's crap.

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