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Thu Feb 2, 2012, 12:45 PM

 

GOP Senators Unveil Bill To Spare Pentagon From Automatic Defense Cuts

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By Associated Press,

WASHINGTON Republican senators are trying to spare the Pentagon from nearly $500 billion in cuts that will kick in automatically next January because the congressional deficit-cutting panel failed to find a way to reduce spending.

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President Barack Obama says he will veto any effort to undo the automatic cuts affecting the Pentagon and domestic programs to reduce spending.

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http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/national-security/gop-senators-unveil-bill-to-spare-pentagon-from-automatic-defense-cuts/2012/02/02/gIQAycGdkQ_story.html

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Reply GOP Senators Unveil Bill To Spare Pentagon From Automatic Defense Cuts (Original post)
Purveyor Feb 2012 OP
liberal N proud Feb 2012 #1
xtraxritical Feb 2012 #9
Shadowflash Feb 2012 #21
mike_c Feb 2012 #2
Renew Deal Feb 2012 #3
gopiscrap Feb 2012 #4
think Feb 2012 #5
gratuitous Feb 2012 #6
kenfrequed Feb 2012 #8
Bandit Feb 2012 #11
gratuitous Feb 2012 #18
kenfrequed Feb 2012 #7
jpak Feb 2012 #10
patrice Feb 2012 #12
SoapBox Feb 2012 #13
patrice Feb 2012 #15
dmr Feb 2012 #14
Prophet 451 Feb 2012 #16
MACARD Feb 2012 #17
Blue_Tires Feb 2012 #19
ProfessionalLeftist Feb 2012 #20
Vattel Feb 2012 #22
Tx4obama Feb 2012 #23

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 12:47 PM

1. They are being pressured by the Defense Industry big time

The pukes want to keep getting those nice little nest eggs from the bomb makers.

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Response to liberal N proud (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 01:50 PM

9. I'm pretty sure it's an election year ploy by the republiCONS

 

to make a case that the President is soft on defense. Of course the President will veto the bill, and rightly so, the veto can only strengthen his appeal to his progressive/liberal base. Again, the republiCONS shoot themselves in the foot!

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #9)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 07:45 PM

21. 'Of course the President will veto the bill'

Ha ha!


yeah. Right.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 12:47 PM

2. surprise, surprise, surprise....

The war piggies want a do-over.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 12:48 PM

3. What a fraud

That's why no deal is a deal around DC.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 12:48 PM

4. Fuck that

if that happens then I call for a national general strike!!!

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 12:52 PM

5. +1 My exact feelings as well

 

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 01:12 PM

6. "President Obama says he will veto any effort to undo the automatic cuts"

Put me down for "I'll believe it when I see it."

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 01:48 PM

8. Sadly agreed.

I really hope he means it when he says he will Veto this time.

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Response to gratuitous (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 02:00 PM

11. Pretty sad that there is so little trust in Obama's words...

Even his most staunch supporters don't hold a lot of stock in what he says....It all sounds so good but actions speak much louder than words...

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Response to Bandit (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 04:04 PM

18. Yeah, sad to say

I've seen hopeful signs that President Obama has decided to quit being quite so accommodating, but the defense budget brings out all the heavy hitters, and a LOT of pressure to bear. A good statement in February can wilt in the heat of September, as budget battles rage and election campaigns are hot.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 01:48 PM

7. Typical

This is what compromising with Republicans gets you.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 01:50 PM

10. Hypocrites and cowards

yup

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 02:01 PM

12. Un-Ending Wars 'r' U.S. The ONLY jobs THEY deigned to give us for paying their way with

decades of tax-breaks and loopholes for those who PIMP our blood to OIL ROYALTY!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 02:04 PM

13. So that they can hide behind the flag and Bible...

First, how many DINOs will cave and side with them?

Second, so they can invade more countries? And get more of our men and women killed?

I say, NO...NO...NO!

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Response to SoapBox (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 02:26 PM

15. Let's take names and kick those DINO butts!!! They'd fuckin' best NOT be wavin' "change" under our

noses and then fuck us this way!

3rd-Party those fuckers!!!

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 02:17 PM

14. There's going to be a lot of political ad money spent against Obama on this

This campaign season will be awful.

As a matter of fact, Obama's campaign against Mitt (or Newt) won't be his biggest fight this time around. The biggest & meanest & disgusting campaign against him will be the Citizen's United money - domestic & foreign.

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Response to dmr (Reply #14)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 02:29 PM

16. It was going to be anyway

The GOP has proven that if the facts don't work in their favour, they'll just make shit up. The campaign ads were always going to be vicious. Obama could have walked on water while whipping up a cancer cure between strides and the GOP would still attack him as the reincarnation of Stalin.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 02:44 PM

17. ever notice how there are only 2 military Airplane Manufacturers left Boeing and Lockheed-Martin.

i want a picture of a machete cutting Boeing and Lockheed-Martin both in half on top of Obama's desk.

why is war so much more profitable than peace. Its like the 1% feed off the death of our soldiers. wait a minute they do. (insert picture of legendary Vulture Capitalist Mitt Romney feeding off a Dead American Soldier)

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Response to MACARD (Reply #17)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 04:06 PM

19. Douglas was one of the best before that McDonnell merger gave them a slow death...

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 05:25 PM

20. So they want a bill to save them from the consequences of refusing to do their damn jobs?

Well isn't that just special. Bunch of whiney, narcissistic 6-year-olds. Jeeze.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 08:26 PM

22. My educated guess is that the Pentagon will never see those cuts.

 

How the cuts are avoided is another question. The Democrats and Obama will try to avoid them with a deficit-reduction package that will include various revenue increasing measures as well as budget cuts. The Repugs will try to avoid any tax increases. What happens in the end is anybody's guess.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Thu Feb 2, 2012, 08:47 PM

23. Locking. LBN Dupe.


Originally posted in LBN here: http://www.democraticunderground.com/101441832

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