posted on Oct, 23 2012 @ 01:08 PM
Harping on the President over these comments just makes the Republicans look very petty and weak.
Seriously. China has what, one aircraft carrier? I believe it's also an old Russian one anyhow.
Of course people in the military are going to want more spending, they have to justify their jobs. They have to keep their little socialist society
going. (Tri-Care, free housing, free food, free work clothes, discoutned goods/services, free gym, free daycare, Star Card credit cards).
Enlisted people especially are freaked out by a leaner, smarter millitary. It will take away their illusion of a middle class lifestyle. For quite a
few new recruits with barley a HS education, $1300/mo is more money than they ever thought possible at 18 years of age.
It's amazing at how so many people in the military call Obama a socialist, yet live in the most socialist bubble in the USA.