US Army troop cuts: Hagel and Obama seem determined to decimate our military capability

Early this morning I received an email from Mrs. Annie Shyne, a former constituent, whose son Nicolas received a nomination from our congressional office to the US Naval Academy where he is now a plebe.

She was distressed over the intentions of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, former US Army Soldier, to decimate our military capability with deep US Army troop cuts. Her email expressed concern for her son and his future as a commissioned officer in the Navy or Marine Corps. She was even more disturbed over the abandonment our military families will receive by way of cuts to commissary services and pay freezes. We recently reported the level of food stamp usage by our military families and its unconscionable increase.

Then this morning, I tuned in to hear SecDef Hagel attempt to explain this ill-conceived budget decision — which certainly has our enemies cheering. It seems Hagel, in his insidious and dubious manner, fails to realize that the most technologically advanced weapon on the battlefield is a trained, resolute, and determined warrior.

Instead of “investing” in the most important task of our federal government — providing for the common defense — we shall now focus on “investing” in the expansion of the welfare nanny-state. There is no doubt where President Obama’s priorities lie.

We have departed from the maxim of “peace through strength” to a belief in “appeasement through weakness.” Obama somehow believes kumbaya is a strategic objective. And don’t give me the crap about drones, because we learned during Vietnam that a president should not be directing strikes from the White House – implemented by another failed progressive president, Lyndon Baines Johnson.

We should be examining how we create the capability and capacity to meet the challenges of the enemy globally. That means looking at each geographic AOR (Area of Responsibility; CENTCOM, AFRICOM, EUCOM, PACOM, SOUTHCOM, NORTHCOM) and ensuring they have the appropriate level of force mix to meet the threats in their AORs.

We don’t need massive endeavors into new technologies, we need a massive focus on capability to meet and defeat the enemy by way of deterrence. Of course I support the defense industry, but the defense industry shouldn’t be the drivers of our national security strategy.

For Obama and Hagel to believe taking the US Army down to pre-World War II levels is a smart decision evidences their abject stupidity in comprehending the global conflagrations in which we are embroiled — the enemy has a vote. This whole inane statement about “pivoting to the Asian-Pacific rim” is more empty rhetoric as we decimate our US Naval strength while China builds theirs.

Barack Hussein Obama cannot be seen as a Commander-in-Chief and I will never refer to him that way. His fundamental transformation of America means weakening our nation and leaving our Republic less secure. I can just imagine how appreciative and elated his Muslim Brotherhood friends are at this point, to include Turkey’s President Erdogan, as well as the mad mullahs in Iran.

Why would any mother like Annie Shyne want her son or daughter to serve under this charlatan? The real “War on Women?” It’s the Obama vision to have more American mothers welcoming their children home in flag-draped caskets — as we’ve seen under his purview in Afghanistan, where deaths have skyrocketed.

This is my Army for whom I gave 22 years of honorable service and where I have a nephew and many a dear friend serving. I will be damned if I allow these progressive socialists to put their lives in danger. This, my fellow Americans, is why we need conservative American leaders who have served and are willing to lay down their life for this nation. Not some sorry Obama lapdog.

Leave a Reply

142 Comments on "US Army troop cuts: Hagel and Obama seem determined to decimate our military capability"

avatar
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Robert Meredith
Guest

I think we would be better served by cutting funding to Muslim Nations. Just a thought.

gregzimmerman007
Guest

No, Robert. That would make them too weak and our troops would slaughter them in a week, just like Operation Desert Storm. The USA has to create parity by selling the Middle East weapons and giving them equipment so that it is a more even fight and battling goes on for years. This way the MIC is kept busy all that time, everyone has jobs and the economy improves…

Reba
Guest

You are right on!!!!

Pam
Guest
Is it a requirement that you be lobotomized to hold office in Washington!! Have we forgotten why Japan thought we were weak and attacked us in the first place? The world is in turmoil and we need a strong military presence at home. It is sad to say but that is what has kept us from repeating WWII. Only because we and others have to realize that the next war may take the entire world out. It makes these dictators think twice about starting global destruction. We are not going to survive another year under Obamas regime!! We are a… Read more »
gregzimmerman007
Guest
Margaret Trombley
Guest

So we are going to drop our troop levels to 500k while keeping DOD Federal workers to 400k….makes sense for planet Xenon

Reba
Guest
Here we go again, always blaming the Federal Workers and Benefit Programs. Why don’t you talk about the Real Reasons that are causing this? How about Obama Care, Vacations, Parties, and Positions they have in this Administration and the Cost? How about his traveling all the time, paying back the ones that help Him get Elected and Reelected, Pork, Energy Executive Orders and all the other Executive Orders he is signing daily? How about all the funding he keeps funneling to other countries and the Muslim Brotherhood? Get off your Bandwagon about Federal Workers and people who need help. Talk… Read more »
ShiekYerbouti
Guest

Not all Fed workers are living “high on the hog” most are far from that.I can attest to that. A one time 1% cost of living raise in 5 years? At least food, gas, electricity or anything else has not gone up.

Sine_Labore_Nihil
Guest

Oblammer is Carter on Steriods.

Reba
Guest

We could cut hundreds of lines in the budget. We could also start with the insane spending of the Administration; cut him off at the knees. I’m not talking about cutting the help people need, I’m talking about his Green spending and other stupid Executive Orders he is pushing through every day. How about cutting the Pork and all the funding we keep sending to other countries that don’t give a damn about us. If this is allowed, “Our Country” is screwed.

borgerboy
Guest

seems obvious to me that any cut the military takes should equal the same percentage cut to the pentagon and other support agencies….

gregzimmerman007
Guest
Glenda
Guest

God Bless you Sir. Please keep fighting for us. Please run for office,

james5
Guest

Just prior to WWII the US had about 150,000 men in the military. Japan and Germany did not fear us. In fact, because of our military weakness the Japanese expected to negotiate a treaty after the attack on Pearl Harbor. In those days a recruit could train to operate a tank or aircraft without much training. Today military equipment is much more complicated, and expensive, the training takes considerably more time. Unfortunately the present administration believes a smaller military will keep us out of war, when in fact it invites aggression.

The_Patriot
Guest

No, He wants WW3 he wants to destroy this country. He has no desire for peace the following articles are at Canada Free Press and explain everything

http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/Insider-reports

8 June, 2013: DHS insider: It’s about to get very ugly

19 March, 2013: DHS Insider update: It has begun

7 February, 2013: DHS Insider: Obama’s cyber warriors & preparing for collapse

27 December, 2012: The Latest from DHS Insider

27 November, 2012: Obama’s memo on “insider threats”

29 August, 2012: DHS Source: “It’s going hot”

20 June, 2012: More from DHS Insider

Reba
Guest

I read them, but I wonder why he has not written anymore lately.

The_Patriot
Guest

that’s because the insider has been closed in on and doesn’t dare expose himself as being the insider for obvious reasons

Reba
Guest

Crossed my mind, but just wanted to make sure. It’s really hard not to get so frustrated that you throw up your hands and quit listening and reading.

The_Patriot
Guest

he actually says why in the last article, that they were getting close

Reba
Guest

Yes Everyone should read them

The_Patriot
Guest

agreed

The_Patriot
Guest
CHUCK HAGEL was made secretary to gut the military. barry has no respect for the Country, the Constitution The Bill of Rights, the military or we the people. He wants to destroy this country as we know it and this is part of how it is going to get done. He wants WW3 so we lose and get taken over. This is not fiction, anyone who has paid any attention to barry’s actions can see this a mile away. It was aid by Sun Tsu that you maintain peace through strength. That has never ever changed. It will never change.… Read more »
Reba
Guest

Yes he was and look at the ones that voted for him. Look at who Obama is
bringing in under the Radar and Borders. Look at the Camps sprouting up in the United States. Now, are they going to quit taking new recruits in?

The_Patriot
Guest

Why do you think he approved bringing in Syrian refugees with Terrorist ties. Recruits of course

Reba
Guest

I meant will all Services, Recruiters stop bringing anyone else in. Yes, I believe that and I also believe he is cleaning house again. I guess we could look at it this way; maybe some of them will wake up and realize what is really going on.

Reba
Guest

First of all, james5 sorry, I hit the down error by mistake. I believe he wants to invite aggression as he has already done things to invite it in our own country.

The_Patriot
Guest

very true Reba

William Fuzi
Guest

I look at it this way. This is proof that the United states isn’t headed towards communism, because after these cuts, the government won’t be able to fend off a revolution.

Nunyabusiness
Guest
That is what the presidents private army (DHS) is for. They have hundreds of millions of hollow point rounds intended for use here at home. Why do you think government agencies have been training with “no more hesitation” targets (civilian targets like kids, young mothers, elderly people etc)? It is so when the order goes out they (DHS agents) will go ahead and shoot Americans who refuse to give up their weapons or will not go to re-education camps voluntarily. I pray that I am wrong, but why else do they need thousands of rounds for every field agent in… Read more »
William Fuzi
Guest

They bought up the ammo to remove it from the market, and raise the price. Hollow points won’t penetrate body armor, so no good in battle.

CharlaS
Guest

Hollow points are not meant to be used in ‘battle.’ They are ILLEGAL in international warfare. That leaves the US population as the intended target. But, yes, they are removing it from the market so it can’t be used on the ones who will be sent for We The People.

Nunyabusiness
Guest

Hollow points are excellent against the general population. All they have to do is keep the military out of it for even a few days and all that will be left are the small number of truly prepared.

William Fuzi
Guest

If it worries you that much, then get prepared. When the time comes remember my name, and come stand behind me. I’ll be with the rest of my Marine Corps brothers in the front.

Pogo
Guest

Semper Fi!

Nunyabusiness
Guest
Thanks for the offer. I am one of the prepared, so IF it comes down to it I will hold my fort until the military sorts itself out. ALL military people need to ask themselves this question. IF it comes down to it, how many in the military will keep their oath to support and defend The Constitution and how many will decide to obey the orders of those appointed over them? I know that about 25% will never disobey an order, no matter what that order is or how unlawful it may be. Then we will see. Those that… Read more »
Old Grey Fox
Guest

Oorah ~ !!! Semper Fi ~ !!!! Sign me up. Once a marine, always a marine!

William Fuzi
Guest

I may die in the process, but when they find me I’ll be laying on top of a mountain of brass. Semper Fi

Gregz
Guest

Hagel is a pansy just like the pansy president, except one seems to be black, and the other white. Both pansies got together for strength, and to destroy America. They both knew that there would be no opposition, except for the people. The “people” have been discounted long ago by our career politicians who pass on their elected seats to their family. The “new” American people are also weak pansies. The strong America as I once knew is dying with each and every WWII veteran. Keep voting for your fellow pansies new American voters, and kiss your weak behind goodbye.

etq2000
Guest

If an action does not involve transfer of money from the working class to the underclass, obama has no interest. His only focus, in all matters, is the socialist ideology.

Don Briscoe
Guest

This fool this fool and his minions has done nothing but damage America from day one elected by morons.

JHDOG
Guest

Defense cuts are a matter of simple math. Get rid of the Civil Serpents. I’ve heard the continuity BS for ever. Let the military be strictly soldiers, sailors and airmen. Get rid of the dead weight.

Reba
Guest
Here we go again, always blaming the Federal Workers and Benefit Programs. Why don’t you talk about the Real Reasons that are causing this? How about Obama Care, Vacations, Parties, and Positions they have in this Administration and the Cost? How about his traveling all the time, paying back the ones that help Him get Elected and Reelected, Pork, Energy Executive Orders and all the other Executive Orders he is signing daily? How about all the funding he keeps funneling to other countries and the Muslim Brotherhood? Get off your Bandwagon about Federal Workers and people who need help. Talk… Read more »
Philanthropussy
Guest

Wow, West, it must be so sad to be out of the loop. You said you had to tune into hear Hagal, you mean all you got was his vioce mail?
Modern warfare has changed. Let’s use tech, drones, robots. Intel gathering .

Schawminator
Guest

Let us kill our enemies on our streets with guns as well. That include all that follow the Quran and Hadith teachings about the infidels and what to do with them. No high tech needed when you fight animals disguised as humans.

Philanthropussy
Guest

Sign me up

Keri Green
Guest

Since you have no idea what the hell your talking about leave it to people that do know and zip your liberal lips up!

CrapsDealer
Guest

Ah, let the delusional Demwit talk. The more they talk, the more they display their ignorance of the facts. It’s like a free, laugh-a-minute comedy show. Example: She can’t even correctly spell Chucky’s last name (“Hagal”?). Those big 5-letter words are so confusing to them. If I was that stupid, I’d probably wrap my head up so no one could see my face, too.

1commonjoe
Guest

LOL….. Ha Ha Ha…. Chuckle… Chuckle… Bullseye! That beats the one I heard about diaperheads.

Philanthropussy
Guest

No

jaswim
Guest

I will never call this President a Commander-in-Chief, either. Cutting our troops to the levels to which he is suggesting will not only put this country in danger, but those who are left in Afghanistan will be placed in immediate danger. So much for “Leave No Man Behind” under this President, it seems he could care less. Each passing day, my disgust for this administration grows stronger as our country weakens.

Gail Miller
Guest
The only think that will stop this imposter is going to be impeachment. He is going to be the death of us all by enemy hands. We had better gear up and be ready to defend ourselves. Because the way its going we wont have a military, and our cops and other at home forces are NOT on our side. We need to be ready, He is letting the m. brotherhood in by the thousands and they are setting up cells here in our own back yards. I must be honest, I am scared half to death.. I have kids… Read more »
Schawminator
Guest

I don’t think the Senate will ever impeach Obama and the old guard Republicans will try their best to make sure the Tea Party doesn’t win enough Senate seats in November. We should be scared and mad.

Vincent Hare
Guest
I sure hope the army strong is not as weak minded as you Allen…Or the army deserves to be defunded. they are not using there most powerful weapon…..their brain! The Navy has been saying for years, “we do not need more money for ships and expansion when we already have billions of dollars sitting in the water looking pretty. The army has been getting money to build tanks and other land mobile transports that are just siting there rusting from lack of use….if the solders don’t keep them oiled tested. the budget they cut is not taking money away, but… Read more »
jward
Guest

You can say that again Col. West. I am dumfounded at what’s happening to this nation. And we have 3 more years with this guy? Heaven help us. 2014 kick the bums out and let the conservatives in. Term limits. Please.

Schawminator
Guest
All of you politicians have snookered a large portion of the American public. Obama should have been gone as soon as Hillary Clinton and her election staff discovered in 2007 Obama has no verifiable background. Plus, he doesn’t even have the legal right to sign the name Barack H. Obama, II on any legal document. All our republican representatives knew this as well as we did. Look at the mess we are in because all too many voters do not vet and ask the questions of the people they vote for. They just send them more money every election cycle… Read more »
Meech204
Guest

Only The People can fix it. I sure hope they come out in November.

Reba
Guest

They sold their souls for Politics.

CharlaS
Guest

I predict they will PRIVITIZE larger portions of the military-industrial, surveillance industry and ENLARGE it through private contractors. Since 9/11 military spending has DOUBLED; most going to private contractors through the military-political revolving door. Contractors like Halliburton, the Carlyle Group and Booz, Allen Hamilton are running the military machine and they are not about to let profits drop.

1commonjoe
Guest

Why would obama privitize the military when he is taking gov’t control of the health care industry?

Schawminator
Guest

Needs more money to give to the useful idiots that voted for him and some new blood. All he needs is 53% of the voters, Hillary wins and its game over for America.

1commonjoe
Guest

Oh I get it. Another bait and switch just like obamacare. ( If you like your plan, your doctor you can keep it. ) Then after the game is over,the gov’t will take the military out of the hands of privitization. And America gets suckered Big Time, Again.

Schawminator
Guest

You’ve got it. They hate the military unless it is one they can reinvent.

Reba
Guest

You are right and Contractors have sucked the Budget dry year after year. A few years ago, they started cutting back on them and using the Military and Civilians to do the job and it worked out fine.

1commonjoe
Guest

I have a question. Is Russia’s President Putin or China’s Emperor also doing the same thing with their military? Why Not?

Brendan
Guest

China has no emperor

Panors77
Guest

No…China has a dictator and polut bureau.

disisdadrum
Guest

They do however have a leader no matter what his proper title is. I think you know what is implied here and just want to nitpick. I’m a little slow sometimes and I know what was being said.

disisdadrum
Guest

Easy answer, they’re not stupid.

llellc
Guest

Mr. West, I hope you don’t feel that your 22 years were wasted. I am sure you had a positive influence on many good hearted American folks while working with you. Please continue to do your work and help us break free from this monster in the White House.

JuneUSA
Guest

And I am sure as soon as the troops are gone he will replace them with islamic muslims and our lives as we know it will be over. Congress should have already impeached him and Holder and Hillary and anyone else that backs him.

Schawminator
Guest

Don’t forget the beholding Hispanics.

Jenni
Guest

I agree, JuneUSA. I’ve thought this from early on.

Cynthia Banks
Guest

Well if he is taking apart our army why did he need so much ammunition. Why have we seen so much military vehicles being transported across this country. Something is very wrong with this picture. I have a grandson in the Marines and a granddaughter in the Army, and I am very concerned.

Schawminator
Guest

I live in the Norfolk VA area and many here think Obama is trying to make it unattractive for many of the next generation to freely want to join our armed services, except for the useful idiot voter base. The next issue for Obama will be to lower the standards for basic training. English not required and free expression will be the dress code.

DustyFae
Guest

Obama is training his own private army… seems like the same thing Hitler did… He is also cutting the SSA.. so looks like we old folks and the Military need to clean up the mess Congress and Obama has created… l personally think Obama is creating a revolution to start here on USA soil… But he will make it look like We The People started it… Just like Hitler did… Let’s vote the crooks out and remember to vote just for the true Oath Keepers…

Cynthia Banks
Guest

Dusty Fae I will agree with you in prayer that we are able to vote these people out in this election, and that Obama is stopped before it is too late. I also pray these Promise keepers fulfill their oaths.

Schawminator
Guest

Let’s vote the crooks out and remember to vote just for the true Oath Keepers. Now that’s the billboard I want to see.

DustyFae
Guest

Lets hope there are still some out there and not just saying they are Oath Keepers just to get elected in to later change their minds…

Schawminator
Guest

Yes, and always remember this includes the ones the have been approach by Mike Zullo or others with the Sheriff Joe kits to help expose Obama. Especially the ones that said, they see this as a Tin-Foil Hat issue and it would ruin their political career. Self-Serving basturds they are.

Jeff Noncent
Guest

There you go the president is finally show his dirty looks about the Military its going to get ugly watch and see

Troubleshooter
Guest

Colonel West, As a Veteran Myself, I know how Veterans feel about ANYONE screwing around with Veterans, and You have stated plainly how you feel about Constitutional Rights and Government Tyranny. Read this article at this link, about a small California City that has threatened to arrest a Marine Veteran of Multiple Combat Deployments because in the words of their own City Council representatives sent to harrass him “We don’t like you are what you stand for”. I hope you will look into this, and use your Networking and Your Pulpit to address this Outrage.

http://freedomoutpost.com/2014/02/ares-armor-tactical-store-threatened-fines-jail-time-ar-15-sign/

Timothy Linnomme
Guest
I would love to see some of the White Elephant material garbage cut but I am for a recruitment increase. That is how you get things done. I am also in agreement of evaluating our world positions. I support an AC Fleet for Watch & Observe for the ME area (When we have troops on the ground there, they make way too convenient of a scapegoat.) If the ME ever gets out of hand again, advise them that no half measures will be used to deal with the matter.) We should also let Europe deal with the mess that is… Read more »
Johnny
Guest

Why is it the military has to cut its funding while the dhs is building its capabilities to defend what is or will be left after it is done with destroying its own people? Why are foreign troops being brought in to suppossedly train on American soil – Dont they have enough soil of thier own?

Reba
Guest

The DHS is the Administrations Private Army. The Foreign Troops are here to work with the Administration and DHS. Don’t forget about all the Muslims Obama is bringing in, they are also here to help him take over.

John Hasse
Guest

On the other hand, if we would protect our borders, and stop interfering in other people’s business, maybe we wouldn’t need to spend quite so much on military things.

HappyG
Guest

These ill-targeted cuts will escalate a nuclear war in our lifetime…To suggest that in these uncertain times we should reduce our fighting force to an army of one is ludicrous. This is a strategy that only our enemies could embrace…We are under attack from within, and our forefathers forewarned us this may occur…The question is will enough true Americans pay attention…or will they instead, play with their newest IPhone apps?

Janeen Alley
Guest

I believe that it is Obama’s plan all along to take down the USA! He wants to be a “RULER OF THE PEOPLE”! Which is also why he is allowing all of the Muslim’s to just move in! WE MUST FIGHT THIS TERRORIST in the White House!

Tyler
Guest

If that happened O-Cocksucker wouldn’t have a country to run, we would all secede from America.

Lef_Elliot
Guest

Thank you so much Honorale Allen West. You have the guts to say aloud what many think and you are not afraid of using the right words to define Barack Hussain Obama and his cronies on the extreme left and the muslim world.
America, and its faithful allies, desperately need your clarity, your deep perception and your leadership to face a dangerous world.
BGU Sir, you have my highest esteem.

flyfisher90
Guest

Dear Col West, I completely agree with your assessment of the dangers ,that this RIF brings to our country. There will be many who will try us out at reduced troop strength.Pray for sense to return to our government. Perhaps impeachment is the way to go.

glenn
Guest
Hagel is like obooboo he’s just another puppet on a string that is in the WH to cause trouble.All I have to do is get a glimpse of this so-called pres. and it makes me sick. I can’t stand to see his or his ol’ladies face.They are nothing but puke.I agree obooboo is no type of commander or any kind of chief.We will get a true commander-in-chief but it will be awhile yet.When we do I just hope and pray he will do the right thing and totally destroy the person we have in the WH AT THIS TIME.Don’t buddy… Read more »
thefatefullightning
Guest

How much are we spending on nations that give us the finger? Cut some of that.
How much are we paying to feed and house illegal immigrants? Cut all of that.
AND, if they are going to colleges and universities, charge them international student rates like my step-on has to pay because he is a resident alien.
And, since I am 100% disabled as the result of wounds received in combat in Vietnam, can my wife get her eyeglasses from the VA, as she could before the Anointed One brought malignant Progressivism into this nation?

thefatefullightning
Guest

How much are we spending on nations that give us the finger? Cut some of that.
How much are we paying to feed and house illegal immigrants? Cut all of that.
AND, if they are going to colleges and universities, charge them international student rates like my step-on has to pay because he is a resident alien.
And, since I am 100% disabled as the result of wounds received in combat in Vietnam, can my wife get her eyeglasses from the VA, as she could before the Anointed One brought malignant Progressivism into this nation?

AFVet
Guest

Well said Colonel !
Also, I disagree with the impending decommissioning of the A-10, one of the best weapons we have for close air support.
Nothing in the arsenal can take it’s place.

jimhobson
Guest

DITTO!

Peter
Guest

July 2nd, 2008—Obama delivered a speech in Boulder, Colorado in which he promised the creation and establishment of a “Civilian National Security Force.” He further promised it would be “just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded as the US Military.”

This may be the way he ensures his “Homeland Security” force is stronger than our military which doesn’t seem to be loyal to him in the way he desires.

Reba
Guest

That’s right Peter, but a lot of people don’t see or understand what he is doing.

Death2Unions
Guest

AMERICA! There is not much time. The Marxist in Chief is going to simply skip over 2nd World status and wallow us in 3rd World status.

jimhobson
Guest

Insanity! This government has to be overthrown.Why not propose decreasing civil service salaries 35%. If these bureaucrats object let them go elsewhere.

jimhobson
Guest

Officers give an oath to protect the US and the preservation of the Constitution.Why cannot the military take this violator out?

Paul Sheridan
Guest

Because cutting the DoD budget to the limits imposed by the budget that Congress passed doesn’t really count as a threat to the Constitution. It’s kind of the opposite really…

Dog Won't Hunt
Guest
All members take the Oath to uphold and defend The Constitution of the United States against all enemy’s Foreign Or Domestic…..I took it and in my mind it means Forever, not just until my time served is over.. AND WE do have a “Domestic Threat” IMHO..The Big “O” has systematically been decimating the Upper Ranks of OUR Military from the time he entered office: BELOW ARE THREE NEWS ITEMS (You will never see in the lame stream media) OBAMA TRANSFORMS US MILITARY INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY OCTOBER 29, 2013 (OBAMA FIRES 197 SENIOR MILITARY COMMANDERS IN FIVE YEARS (37 Four Star… Read more »
Dog Won't Hunt
Guest
The Definition of Impeachment is: To charge (a public official) with a crime done while in office. To the 99% of people who are so ignorant, it is NOT removal from political office but simply a trial in the Senate for misconduct while in office for “high crimes and misdemeanors,” according to the Constitution. This makes removal from office only POSSIBLE. Mr. Boehner and the House of Reps. Must first Impeach…. Then the Republican’s must have a Majority of the Senate to bring The Big “O” to Trial of any wrong doing, secondly He must be convicted of a charge… Read more »
Cynthia Banks
Guest

We agree, the same as Nixon, but you have to start somewhere. And Clinton was able to pull as much stuff, once he was impeached. Obamq needs to be cutoff at the knees, before he can do anymore damage.

The_Patriot
Guest

So what is your answer then Cynthia?

Evelyn Atwood
Guest

There will never be a “trial in the senate” as long as the dems hold the senate majority. If you all want change, then by God vote the dems out of office.

Jane18
Guest

Col. West needs to be out and about making himself known to the American voters! America wants a hero, and Col. West acts and talks as one should. We still have right at 2 years with “Mr. Fundamentally Change America” to continue to take us down. Pray people, remind GOD of HIS promises(Isaiah 43:26), HE wants us to call on HIM!! Never in my life would I have thought Hagel would go the way he has…

Reba
Guest
For those of you that are stuck on Benefits and Federal Workers, you need to step out of your box. This is the biggest problem Republicans, Conservatives and Tea Party has. If you have ever worked with the Federal Budget and understood it, you would see the waste for yourself. Everything plays a factor out of each and every Organization in the Government. The waste starts in Washington, with our Elected Officials. (1) Funding for Pork (2) Funding sent to other Countries (3) Funding for Travel (4) Funding for the Administration (5) Number of Personnel the Administration has (6) Number… Read more »
Nunyabusiness
Guest

By Benefits do you mean government handouts or earned/payed for benefits? There is a very big difference between the two and I believe most conservatives and Tea Party people support earned benefits. They just don’t support extensive, extended handouts.

Reba
Guest
Maybe I’m not making myself clear. There is earned and unearned. The problem is how can you cut benefits of any kind without cleaning the system up first? When you cut Benefits across the board you are going to hurt the individual’s that paid in as much as the one that did not. If you don’t clean up house and find the fraud and abuse by the Administrators and Receivers you will never correct it nor stop it. We lose “Billions” in the system and can’t account for it. I would think any person would want to clean the system… Read more »
Nunyabusiness
Guest
I agree that there are billions of dollars spent every year by the government that should fall under the fraud/waste/abuse category. However that will never change as long as politicians can make politics a lifetime career. Here are three things I feel would make a huge difference: 1. There should be 8 year term limits 2. There should be mandatory 5 year minimum jail sentences for any politician caught in any kind of corruption. Any kind. 3. A politician and political appointees should not be able to invoke the 5th amendment and remain in office, EVER. Those 3 things would… Read more »
Reba
Guest
I also agree and I think a law should be passed that the American People have a right to recall an Elected Official that is not performing his duty after he Swore he would. Yes, they are many that want to work and the system prevents it. I’m not down on all of the unemployed, because I know many that have been pounding the pavement for a very long time. The system does not help people to get them off the rolls, because this Administration wants them dependent on the Government. A bigger problem to me is illegal’s that are… Read more »
Nunyabusiness
Guest

Besides their illegal use of the American welfare system, the illegal aliens invading our country are also a big part of the unemployment problem. Yes some of the jobs they take are hard to fill when you pay minimum wage or lower (agriculture in particular comes to mind) but millions of illegals are taking jobs that real Americans need.

Conrad J.Ronneberg
Guest
While in the USN for 13yrs. Of my many duties was supply procurement for our regional dental lab, there was so much duplication,and waste. One quarterly inventory I identified all the waste/duplication saving roughly 200K, presented my report,then was ordered to spend it on useless items such as manhole covers,mops,buckets etc….”Just spend it so the budget doesn,t get cut” was the watchword.Administratve costs should be looked at first,not our defensive assets. This administration intends to weaken our nation, and our allies, both economically and defensively . Sadly, it appears they are accomplishing thier obvious goals. This administration,and thier fellow-travelers are… Read more »
Reba
Guest
You are absolutely right. At the end of the Fiscal Year if you don’t spend your Budget, sometimes it is cut. Instead of spending it on Programs that need it, some Departments blow it. We were very strict on our Budgets, because of the Programs we had. Instead of the funding being rolled over each year, our Laws dictate that it has to be Obligated. That has always been a problem and always will be, unless it’s changed. Yes, our Administration intends to weaken our nation in every way. They will take our Military down to nothing in order to… Read more »
Cynthia Banks
Guest

Reba we don’t appreciate being talked down to. We know all about the subjects you brought up, why would you make such uninformed assumption, you have n idea what we know or think. It is more likely you should be directing that at the democrats. They can start cutting in those areas first and quit attacking the military all the time period.

The_Patriot
Guest

Ms.Banks Reba is not talking down to anyone. You may know all about the subjects she has brought up but I do not. You assume too much. As you know ass/u/me us making an Ass out of U and ME. She nicely explained what she knows to be true from her experiences and I appreciate hearing them as well.
I have followed Reba’s posts for awhile now and see no attack of the military as you say, It sounds to me like you are projecting. If you do not like someone’s posts then do not read them.

Cynthia Banks
Guest
Patriot that’s your opinion. She was putting down, conservatives and the tea party. She probably has not sat down and spoken to anyone from the Tea Party, we are for less government, and government waste. That has nothing to do with the topic, which is about Chuck Hagel, cutting the military by seventy-five percent. She is obfuscating to draw your attention away from the real subject. Is there waste in the military? Yes, but that is not what this is about. I’ll stand firm in my convictions. You just keep falling Reba instead of the Colonel, that will you get… Read more »
The_Patriot
Guest
Like a typical self righteous person you read into things what you want, hear things that you want to hear. Whether they are right or wrong. You stand firm in your stupidity and arrogance just because you are a cared carrying member of the tea party does not make anyone less of a Patriot nor being a Tea Party member make you any more right. Deflecting is what you do, projecting is what you resort to. Whether it is the LTC, Reba, you or anyone else. I am a man who makes up his own mind. I do and have… Read more »
Reba
Guest
Cynthia, I’m not talking down to anyone, nor was my statement an uninformed assumption. My post is based on other post and no one talks about the things I listed, only Benefits and Federal Workers. it is well known that Republicans/Conservatives and the Tea Party always go for Benefits before anything else. I direct it at all parties, because they are all to blame for the mess we are in. I am a staunch Military supporter and I do not agree with the cuts, period. Yes, there is waste that can be trimmed, but there is more behind the Administration… Read more »
Cynthia Banks
Guest

Reba you said Republicans conservatives and Ta Party you said nothing about any other parties. There is nothing behind this administration but destroying and disarming this nation, so of course they would cut down the military. Now if you’re on the side of the military, you don’t attack they only party that supports them. As for cutting Benefits, that’s propaganda. It was Bill Clinton who cut welfare. How old are you and how much have studied?

The_Patriot
Guest
They do and have cut the military budget, Carter cut the budget and so did Bill Clinton. You are beginning to sound like a troll Cynthia, There is no need to put someone down just because you do not agree with them.. The Rino’s of the Republican Party are really Democrat lights and yes they are for cutting the military. True conservatives do not want the military’s budget cut. Yes there is waste in every department. in every part of branch of government I have experienced that myself. There is cutting out the waste and there is cutting the meat… Read more »
Cynthia Banks
Guest
Patriot, yes we have cut the military, we didn’t dismantle it and build a special army for the President, disguised as homeland security. I am a member of the Tea Party, and you are plain stupid if you think, that cutting the military by 75% is ok, especially at this time in history. Ask the Colonel if he agrees with you and Reba. DOUBTFUL. And just how much did you contribute to Colonel recount in the election that was stolen from him. He can confirm mine and my loyalty. But who are you two????
The_Patriot
Guest
I do not like you tone, You come off as very surly and arrogant which I have no doubt you are. Self righteous is no way to go through life. barry did build an Army for himself in the DHS. If you doubt me read http://www.infowars.com/homeland-security-spends-80-million-on-armed-guards-for-civil-disturbances/ http://www.infowars.com/marine-corps-colonel-homeland-security-building-domestic-army/ http://www.wnd.com/2013/09/obamas-dhs-seizing-local-power/ http://beforeitsnews.com/alternative/2013/11/army-captain-takes-to-facebook-warning-dhs-preparing-for-war-video-2812208.html Read it and weep. Just because you counted ballots does not give you special privilege for anything and who I am doesn’t matter What does matter is you are very wrong about so many things. So get off your high horse. Stop being so self righteous. You are an embarrassment to… Read more »
Reba
Guest
As for being on the side of the Military Cynthia, it does not matter what party you are in. I know people that are Democrats whom support our Military just like Republicans. It doesn’t matter what party you are in, because even some of our Republicans don’t even support “Our Military”. I also left off the Democrats to make a point Cynthia. The point is this; the Republicans/Conservatives and Tea Party can only mention Benefits and Federal Workers and they never get to the real issues of funding. The Democrats will never do anything, but spend on what they want… Read more »
Cynthia Banks
Guest

Reba, your last statement explains it all. You started by blaming republicans, conservatives and the Tea Party. You’re a troll.

The_Patriot
Guest

you are doing nothing but projecting Cynthia. You are the troll

Reba
Guest

I would laugh if your statement was not so sad. Do you realize that you just called every Federal Worker, Every Military Personnel a Troll? You are very narrow minded Cynthia. Let’s agree not to agree and leave it at that!

Cynthia Banks
Guest
Not so Reba, just you. I have a grandson in the Marines and a granddaughter in the National Guard. You can see who I am, I’m obviously not a troll, hiding behind a false name, with no picture. When I make a comment to you it has nothing to do with any other military, how do you jump to that conclusion? And Patriot you too are wrong. I support Colonel West, and appreciate him commenting on the idiot Hagel, who want to destroy our military. The subject here is not government waste, it is the dismantling of our military. If… Read more »
Reba
Guest
Cynthia, I also have family that served and does serve in the Military. I’ve been a Military brat my whole life. I’ve supported the Military my whole life and in my career. I never said I don’t support LTC West. I might not always agree with him and that’s my right. The subject is Government Waste. Where do you think the funding is going? Why do you think they are cutting the Military? The Budget is what funds the Military and everything else! Instead of cutting out the fraud and abuse, they are cutting the Military and dismantling it so… Read more »
The_Patriot
Guest

I have stuck to the subject and still am and just because you are a “friend” of Allen B. West doesn’t make you right. In fact you are off the mark by a long shot. We are talking about Hagels dismantling of the military under the guise of budget cuts, you obviously did not read my post or you would know that to be true.
You do not ground an A-10 for the budget, but spend 100,000 on toilet seats. don’t look now cynthia, but your ignorance is showing

Mad Mike
Guest
I firmly believe that Obama has never had any intentions of leaving his office. He has been carefully preparing the ground for a “Marxist/Communist revolution and military takeover of this country from day one”! Everything he has done points towards this single goal. Purposely weaking our economy, destroying our relationships with former friendly nations like Isreal. Weaking our military positions throughout the world, as he did by removing defensive missle sites from Poland to please Putin. We got nothing in exchange except more argession by the Russians in Syria. Obama has agreed to “hand over our national sovernity”, along with… Read more »
Willie Dowg
Guest

Honestly, I am not concerned about cutting the number of troops. If our presence in over one-hundred nations with boots-on-the-ground is lessened, we will not need the numbers we currently have. If the two issues coincide, then let it come. Cutting troops and cutting duty-stations should go hand-in-hand. If not, then it is a worry. Why do we need boots-on-the-ground in over one-hundred nations? Were we requested to occupy so many countries? We have become an occupier just like the Soviet Union did with the Eastern Bloc in decades past.

akatom3565
Guest

If we can not afford to pay them now how can we afford to pay them for unemployment and food stamps!

Reba
Guest

Good question!