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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    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....
    Because as soon as you start on the "cut everything...except stuff I like" mantra, nothing gets cut.
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Because as soon as you start on the "cut everything...except stuff I like" mantra, nothing gets cut.
    No one is saying that...Entitlements are far and away the largest drain on our budget, it only makes sense to look at that first.
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    No one is saying that...Entitlements are far and away the largest drain on our budget, it only makes sense to look at that first.
    Especially when illegal aliens get them too. Where is the fiscal control on these?

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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    I am all for cuts to federal spending including the military. The biggest problem with this is that the military won't cut in the right places. The military wastes so much money on useless crap it is unbelievable. I guarantee the military will cut things like unit training funds way before they cut things like generals doing battlefield circulations. Or how about stop sending people to jump school and than continuing to pay those people jump pay when they are not in a job that will ever make a combat jump.
    The war in Astan and Iraq were perfect examples of military waste. There were so many high level commands over there soaking up resources when they could have done everything they needed to do conus. With things like SatCom and siper net it dosent matter if you are in the next room or the other side of the world so why deploy them.

    I am in a unit that runs pretty high on rank but for the short time I was in BAF I am sure I saw more Cols and CW5s than I normally see in a week. And where there is one Col there is a ton of lower folks supporting him.

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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    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....
    The idea behind the terms of the sequester was to make sure everyone would try their best to negotiate their way out of it. That didn't happen. Now it's time to pay the Piper and far too late to bitch.
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by braindrain View Post
    I am all for cuts to federal spending including the military. The biggest problem with this is that the military won't cut in the right places. The military wastes so much money on useless crap it is unbelievable. I guarantee the military will cut things like unit training funds way before they cut things like generals doing battlefield circulations. Or how about stop sending people to jump school and than continuing to pay those people jump pay when they are not in a job that will ever make a combat jump.
    The war in Astan and Iraq were perfect examples of military waste. There were so many high level commands over there soaking up resources when they could have done everything they needed to do conus. With things like SatCom and siper net it dosent matter if you are in the next room or the other side of the world so why deploy them.

    I am in a unit that runs pretty high on rank but for the short time I was in BAF I am sure I saw more Cols and CW5s than I normally see in a week. And where there is one Col there is a ton of lower folks supporting him.
    True.

    Just like all other bureaucracies. Are there any that don't have waste?

    This is why so many of us want the smallest government possible.

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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    The idea behind the terms of the sequester was to make sure everyone would try their best to negotiate their way out of it. That didn't happen. Now it's time to pay the Piper and far too late to bitch.
    Time to go back to making sausage...

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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

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    All the manpower in the world is useless without the proper equipment. It takes a good balance of the two or you have nothing.
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    Re: Pentegon set to release new cuts to Active Duty

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