Democrats Cut Defense But Want Billions In Pork

The Democrats led by Barack Obama are pushing a so called stimulus package in order to help the ailing economy. The stated purpose of the package is to create jobs and get the economy moving but nearly half of the money being spent will not create jobs and it will not stimulate the economy. It amounts to nothing more than a 314 BILLION dollar payoff to constituencies.

While the Democrats are paying back their friends and supporters with money that we must borrow and that will not fix the problem, they are telling the Pentagon to cut its budget by 11%. The Pentagon is being directed to cut its budget by 55 BILLION dollars while Congress is trying to spend nearly six times that amount on social welfare and other non stimulating items. Democrats are cutting the defense budget while the country is at war and at the same time spending money to combat sexually transmitted diseases all in the name of the economy and job creation. Here is what the Democrats will spend money on while cutting defense:

  • $83 billion in welfare payments (the earned income credit for people who don’t pay income tax)
  • $81 billion for Medicaid
  • $66 billion on “education”, more than the entire Department of Education required just ten years ago
  • $36 billion for expanded unemployment benefits
  • $20 billion for food stamps
  • $8 billion on “renewable energy” projects, which have a low or negative return
  • $7 billion for “modernizing federal buildings and facilities”
  • $6 billion on urban transit systems, dominated by unions and which, almost universally, lose money
  • $2.4 billion for “carbon-capture demonstration projects”
  • $2 billion for child-care subsidies
  • $1 billion for Amtrak, the federal railroad that’s run in the red for 40 years
  • $650 million for “digital TV conversion coupons” (on top of billions already spent)
  • $600 million on new cars for government (added to the $3 billion already spent each year)
  • $400 million for “global-warming research”
  • $50 million for the National Endowment for the Arts

Notice that many of these items will not create jobs and they will certainly not stimulate the economy. These items are getting money at a time when the Pentagon is being told to cut its budget.

We have seen what happens when the Pentagon is forced to make drastic cuts. We had Carter and Clinton who wrecked the military and decreased spending. Now we have Obama who is hell bent on destroying the military and our country right along with it.

We also have word that they will be cutting new weapon systems. Carl Levin had this to say about the situation:

“We don’t want to reduce personnel; we don’t want to shortchange personnel” amid a war, he said. “So we’ve got to look to the future and make savings there. There’s the fact of life.”

Levin declined to name specific weapons that are likely to be on the chopping block. Prairie Pundit

They don’t want to cut the people, just the new equipment that the people use to win wars and stay alive. They don’t want to shortchange personnel they just want to shortchange what the personnel have to do their jobs.

I don’t know why anyone would stay in the service in this environment.

I do know that there will be losses of personnel and there will be more deaths and future attacks on our country because the slobbering idiots in the Democratic party would rather cut defense than any precious welfare program. They want to spend 83 BILLION dollars on welfare while cutting 55 BILLION from defense.

Here is an idea. Take the people on welfare and put them in the military and ship them off to war. Then take the money you save and put it in the defense budget.

Isn’t it amazing that Obama will cut the military and weaken the defense of this country in order to save money and to keep from having to cut welfare? He will also cut the new weapon systems our troops need to protect themselves.

He did not spare any expense in having that nice new Caddy built with all the gee whiz protection.

Barack Obama has also sent 20 MILLION dollars to Hamas as so called “emergency relief.” Anyone with a brain knows that the money will never make it to the people. Hamas will keep it to buy weapons and to ensure the leadership is taken care of. This dimwit we have as a president will send 20 million dollars to a terror group while cutting the defense budget.

Who would be a friend to the terrorists and an enemy to his troops?

First Carter and then Clinton.

Et tu Barack?

Source:
Doug Ross

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9 Responses to “Democrats Cut Defense But Want Billions In Pork”

  1. Victoria says:

    Change is here!!!!I understand Obama apologized to the Middle Eastern countries in that interview he did. “We are so sorry for not listening to you.”

  2. Adam says:

    Bush 41 cut the military more than Clinton and he doesn’t make your naughty list, so what gives?

    Furthermore, defense spending is up nearly 50% since Clinton left office and an 11% cut has you once again saying Obama hates the troops? Apparently defense spending should simply go up, up, up every year for you to be happy just like it did under Reagan and Bush 43?

    Apparently if you don’t agree with the spending that means you think it won’t stimulate anything?

    For instance: tax cuts for the lower class, increased medicaid benefits, increases in education spending, expanded unemployment and food stamps, public works projects for transit systems? These things can cut the cost of living down for people of all make and money and especially those struggling with unemployment or low wages right now. This means they have more money to put back into the economy and feel less inclined to keep tightening their belts.

    Apparently on the subject of the arts you fail to realize that endowments fund thousands of organizations and employ millions of Americans. The arts not put people to work but it gets people like you and me out and about putting extra money back in the economy at the same time that it enriches our lives.

    The trouble with our economy is not the amount of debt. We need revenue going back into the economy and spending in these areas is aimed at getting money flowing again.

    • National Endowment for the Arts?? They’re the ones who funded “Piss Christ” (crucifix in urine) & a damned bimbo on stage who allowed the audience to inspect the inner workings of her crotch with a flashlight. The list of other tax-funded absurdities is very long.

      Perhaps you were too young to realize it. Perhaps you didn’t care. Or both.

      Wise up!

      • Adam says:

        The NEA has issued over 119,000 grants since it came into existence in 1965. You take issue with how many? But apparently art jobs and money spent on the arts don’t count as stimulating the economy?

  3. Big Dog says:

    None of the items in the stimulus are called for in the Constitution and none of them will stimulate the economy.

    This has been shown time and again. You talk about cutting taxes for the lower class when they pay NONE!

    You are right though, allowing people to keep more money will stimulate spending. So cut taxes for everyone, especially the people who actually pay taxes.

    Right now people are holding on to their money because they know that the gubmint is not the solution.

    Once again, you can use the libtard Pelosi arguments but these things do not stimulate the economy. We should though, use the Limbaugh Obama plan to see what really works.

    All of the increases you are talking about have to be paid for by people who actually work and pay taxes. They are the same things that FDR tried and gave us the depression.

    • me says:

      I agree with you, huge problems with this country right now:

      1. Borrowing money $1.3 trillion against Bonds owned by China 500 billions (U.S. bonds) and North Korea 500 billion (U.S. Bonds). If China asks for the U.S. to pay back even 3% of what we owe them, the dollar will be worth almost nothing in this country.
      So everybody remember that every time you see your secretary of state piss them off!

      2. Remember our other big problem is that oour leaders are elected by none tax payers (college grads & welfare recipents)

      3. How will will we print more money if we get attacked on our soil after we have spent so much already?

  4. Adam says:

    Yes, that old lie….FDR gave us the depression. Ha.

  5. Big Dog says:

    Old lie…
    The rest of the world had a depression. We had a great depression.

    I know they don’t teach these things in school but there are a number of different articles on this with in depth analysis.

    The things done at that time made it worse. FDR was more concerned with getting more Democratic votes than anything else.

  6. Adam says:

    Yeah, I don’t remember too many revisionist right wing talking points being covered in school, so in a way you are correct.