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The proposal also includes defense acquisition reform measures that would change how the Pentagon buys services and would allow the military to buy commercial off the shelf products from existing business to business e-commerce markets, such as Amazon.com Inc or W W Grainger Inc.
originally posted by: silo13
a reply to: allsee4eye
The USA is being threatened on all sides.
Obama cut defense spending.
So, yeah, it makes sense President Trump is going to do all he can to PROTECT YOUR ASS AND MINE and the safety of the USA.
originally posted by: Outlier13
a reply to: allsee4eye
They are throwing good money after bad. Unless the leadership within the top echelons of the military changes it is wasted money. Obama neutered our military by appointing apologist "yes men" and as far as I am aware none of those people have been replaced. Prime example is what just happened recently with the USS Fitzgerald. How the hell does a commander allow a US destroyer to be t-boned?
Complete incompetence all the way down to the field level across our military. Fire them all and bring in commanding officers who are not politicians.
originally posted by: Irishhaf
a reply to: crazyewok
Problem is that everyone only ever deals in top level numbers... if the money does not make it to the boys and girls who are boots on the ground the increase means squat.. But you can bet your left nut that the first things cut are things that are needed at the boots on the ground level.
The over all budget in DoD has needed a look at for decades... the problem is very little has been done to fix things at the upper level.
that nugget that Shamrock posted might be the first thing I have seen in a very long time that makes sense in regards to the budget.
originally posted by: schuyler
That's right. The US Constitution stipulates that the government will provide for the common defense, not give everybody food stamps and welfare. The US spends 1 trillion a year on welfare, far more than the defense budget
The federal government spends just $212 billion per year on what we could reasonably call “welfare.”
In FY 2015, Pentagon and related spending totaled $598 billion