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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    In answer to the following, my emphasis in the quoted bits

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Considering what the country gets from each of the two groups, pay and benefits for military and verterans should never be cut as long as a single dollar is spent on welfare.
    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    I think before we again start talking about cutting the military, we should hold the governments feet to the fire over fixing entitlements....It's kind of like this whole immigration thing. Fix the border security first then talk about the rest....
    Don't know if the protesters will believe the following source, but it's the best I can offer

    Nearly 1 Million Vets Face Food Stamps Cut

    About 900,000 veterans and 5,000 active duty troops face cuts in their food stamp benefits beginning Thursday as $5 billion is automatically trimmed from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program for low-income families.

    "The coming benefit cut will reduce SNAP benefits, which are already modest, for all households by 7 percent on average, or about $10 per person per month," according to an analysis by the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities. "Nationwide, in any given month, a total of 900,000 veterans nationwide lived in households that relied on SNAP to provide food for their families in 2011," according to an analysis of census data, the Center's report said.

    The SNAP program received a boost under the 2009 Recovery Act, or stimulus bill aimed at lifting the nation out of recession, but that temporary increase will expire Thursday as Congress continues to debate a new farm bill which would separate farm subsidies from food stamp benefits.
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Excellent idea, let's do away with unions and the minimum wage requirement so the US military can be used just like the Chinese military -- TO ****ING MAINTAIN ORDER AND CONTROL OVER A NEW AMERICAN PEASANTRY!! GREAT IDEA

    Yes, I was shouting. Libertarian "thought" has to be the most brainless philosophy ever conceived by some who call themselves rational despite all evidence to the contrary.

    Socialism, on the other hand, has proven to be just a marvelous way of bringing the benefits of modern society to the masses, umm. hmmm, you bet.
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

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    I know, I retracted this statement.

    Obama did however, conveniently overlook the Georgian episode before meeting with Medvedev at the G20 and in the START treaty discussions.
    Your ODS is in full effect. "Yeah it was Bush' fault but Obama still should have done something".
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Socialism, on the other hand, has proven to be just a marvelous way of bringing the benefits of modern society to the masses, umm. hmmm, you bet.
    Depends on what one labels as "Socialism". Most of the time, the nations used as examples for Socialism, have been dictatorships or authoritarian states with little to no benefit for the majority of their populations. They also always seem to have some tiny percentage of their people living and benefiting just like those once called the nobility in feudal states.

    I've lived in several countries that have instituted some socialism, which does include the US, and found numerous benefits - despite the fact I have had an above average income in each of those countries.
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Your ODS is in full effect. "Yeah it was Bush' fault but Obama still should have done something".
    Yeah, Obama asked for some 'space' and told the Russians he would have more 'flexibility' after the election.
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Why are you giving Bush a free pass? Sudan started under Bush.
    Who says I am? Here's a hint. Bush is not the freaking president anymore. So why are you giving Obama a pass now when he is president?
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    In answer to the following, my emphasis in the quoted bits




    Don't know if the protesters will believe the following source, but it's the best I can offer
    Only in the mind of socialist can a temporary program ending be seen as a cut.
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Depends on what one labels as "Socialism". Most of the time, the nations used as examples for Socialism, have been dictatorships or authoritarian states with little to no benefit for the majority of their populations. They also always seem to have some tiny percentage of their people living and benefiting just like those once called the nobility in feudal states.

    I've lived in several countries that have instituted some socialism, which does include the US, and found numerous benefits - despite the fact I have had an above average income in each of those countries.
    Socialism is government control and ownership of the means of production. It is an economic system that has failed repeatedly.
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Only in the mind of socialist can a temporary program ending be seen as a cut.
    Now Paul Ryan is a "socialist"? Rep. Paul Ryan defends cuts to military retirement in budget bill - Washington Times
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    If you say so.
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