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    Re: Who would you vote for in a republican primary?

    The Washington Post reported:

    Cuts currently planned to the U.S. Army may pose problems as it takes a leading role in security crises emerging around the world, including the fight against the Islamic State militant group and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, said the service’s top officer.

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, said he is “starting to worry about our end strength,” a reference to the number of soldiers in the service. The Pentagon said in February that it would cut the Army to between 440,000 and 450,000 troops, its smallest size since before World War II. But “the world is changing in front of us” since those statements were made, Odierno said.


    Top general: U.S. needs to rethink how much it cuts the Army - The Washington Post

    These concerns are expressed in the context of the current fiscal path. As noted previously, Senator Paul's budget proposal called for slashing military spending approximately 19% from current levels.

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    Re: Who would you vote for in a republican primary?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    There's a difference between pivoting and complete belief abandonment. Romney went from tooting his horn on the insurance program that was the foundation of the ACA to saying the ACA was a total mess. Romney turned his back on everything he used to believe just to get the GOP nomination, then he forsook those beliefs to move to the center. A lot of people saw that as completely scummy. And it was.
    The people if mass wanted the hc, the people of the us did not

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    Re: Who would you vote for in a republican primary?

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    The Washington Post reported:

    Cuts currently planned to the U.S. Army may pose problems as it takes a leading role in security crises emerging around the world, including the fight against the Islamic State militant group and the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, said the service’s top officer.

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, said he is “starting to worry about our end strength,” a reference to the number of soldiers in the service. The Pentagon said in February that it would cut the Army to between 440,000 and 450,000 troops, its smallest size since before World War II. But “the world is changing in front of us” since those statements were made, Odierno said.


    Top general: U.S. needs to rethink how much it cuts the Army - The Washington Post

    These concerns are expressed in the context of the current fiscal path. As noted previously, Senator Paul's budget proposal called for slashing military spending approximately 19% from current levels.
    One article or any article does not conclusively determine if the dod should be reduced

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    Re: Who would you vote for in a republican primary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabanist View Post
    One article or any article does not conclusively determine if the dod should be reduced
    The security environment drives the requirements for the nation's security posture. Iran's pursuit of regional hegemony in the Mideast (which, in turn, is one factor behind its drive for a possible nuclear weapons capability), the balance of power vis-a-vis Europe and Russia where strategic interests are divergent, China's rise as a great power and possible (but not assured) superpower, myriad extreme Islamist movements with universalist aspirations, state decay or failure in areas where important U.S. interests are involved, etc., are just some of the factors involved. The security environment is anything but tranquil. At the same time, in the absence of the bipolar Cold War struggle, the situation is highly complex. Existing or traditional relationships may or may not be sustained over the longer-term in this environment. Not surprisingly, even reliable American allies such as Japan are looking for better understanding of American intentions as part of evaluating the shifting balance of forces and other trends that are shaping their regional environment. There is no great clamor for American retrenchment in which it slashes its defense budget, retreats from its strategic overseas commitments, and abdicates foreign policy participation on a large-scale basis. Arguments for dramatic cuts in Defense spending and foreign aid are largely fiscal in nature. They are not driven by environmental or strategic requirements.

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    Re: Who would you vote for in a republican primary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I pretty much agree but I like Ted Crruz a lot to. Like you I would vote for any Conservative candidate and I think that any of the three can defeat "The wicked witch from the east, Hillary .

    This prediction ensures a Hilary win. NP said the same thing about the lot of "great candidates" for the GOP in the last two elections....where he proclaimed Fred Thompson the savior of the Republican party, assured everyone that McCain and Romney were going to "trounce" Obama in the election. Anyone else out there wondering who the "great" candidates are among the current sorry lot of front runners for the once strong and proud GOP?
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: Who would you vote for in a republican primary?

    Quote Originally Posted by donsutherland1 View Post
    The security environment drives the requirements for the nation's security posture. Iran's pursuit of regional hegemony in the Mideast (which, in turn, is one factor behind its drive for a possible nuclear weapons capability), the balance of power vis-a-vis Europe and Russia where strategic interests are divergent, China's rise as a great power and possible (but not assured) superpower, myriad extreme Islamist movements with universalist aspirations, state decay or failure in areas where important U.S. interests are involved, etc., are just some of the factors involved. The security environment is anything but tranquil. At the same time, in the absence of the bipolar Cold War struggle, the situation is highly complex. Existing or traditional relationships may or may not be sustained over the longer-term in this environment. Not surprisingly, even reliable American allies such as Japan are looking for better understanding of American intentions as part of evaluating the shifting balance of forces and other trends that are shaping their regional environment. There is no great clamor for American retrenchment in which it slashes its defense budget, retreats from its strategic overseas commitments, and abdicates foreign policy participation on a large-scale basis. Arguments for dramatic cuts in Defense spending and foreign aid are largely fiscal in nature. They are not driven by environmental or strategic requirements.
    You can bring in any and every threat out there, why not raise taxes 50 pct to provide for more defense spending. Afterall, its the security environment and what not.

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    Re: Who would you vote for in a republican primary?

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    This prediction ensures a Hilary win. NP said the same thing about the lot of "great candidates" for the GOP in the last two elections....where he proclaimed Fred Thompson the savior of the Republican party, assured everyone that McCain and Romney were going to "trounce" Obama in the election. Anyone else out there wondering who the "great" candidates are among the current sorry lot of front runners for the once strong and proud GOP?
    Whats it to you? Are you a troll or do you intend on voting in a republican primary.

    Anyone the libs say "guarantees a win for dems". Is probably a good candidate

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    Re: Who would you vote for in a republican primary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabanist View Post
    Whats it to you? Are you a troll or do you intend on voting in a republican primary.

    Anyone the libs say "guarantees a win for dems". Is probably a good candidate
    You have to know Navy Pride's history. When he says something is definitely going to happen....almost the exact opposite always occurs.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: Who would you vote for in a republican primary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sabanist View Post
    You can bring in any and every threat out there, why not raise taxes 50 pct to provide for more defense spending. Afterall, its the security environment and what not.
    One doesn't need a 50% tax hike to adopt a defense budget that is consistent with the security environment that confronts the nation. Smarter and more realistic budget allocations, in other words allocations more in line with national priorities (domestic and foreign policy), along with improved efficiency could probably go a long way toward financing sustainable and adequate defense expenditures.
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    Re: Who would you vote for in a republican primary?

    Quote Originally Posted by Porchev View Post
    Obama has been encouraging the dysfunctional Congress. Romney would want to work with both parties. Obama and Reid have been ignoring almost everything coming from the Republican side of the aisle and that has not been helpful to the country.
    Not really. If the House actually wanted to get something done rather than just throw up meaningless legislation, has they have been, they would pass pre-negotiated bills. You would recognize a pre-negotiated bill as one that had bi-partisan support (20-40 dems voting with it and 20 or so very conservative members voting against it). Instead, they are passing legislation which appeals only to the right and extreme right side of the party. Such legislation is going to be DOA in the Senate, because it has NO middle of the road (and slightly left of center) appeal. Its not serious legislation.

    The reason Reid doesn't take this stuff up is its not serious (like trying to repeal Obamacare 50+ times... that isn't serious).... serious legislation would have constructively amended Obamacare, with an eye toward making it work correctly.

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