posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 04:01 PM
As could have been expected, yet another 'delay' in the consequences for not working out a viable budget has been created by the stroke of an
However, he attached a signing statement claiming that he has the constitutional power to override the limits in the law, the story said.
"Even though I support the vast majority of the provisions contained in this Act, which is comprised of hundreds of sections spanning more than 680
pages of text, I do not agree with them all....Though I continue to oppose certain sections of the Act, the need to renew critical defense authorities
and funding was too great to ignore," Politico quotes Obama as saying.
As if blind to the reality, the citizens again proceed under the apparent assumption that the political machinery has the will and gumption to simply
play the cards as they are dealt. The military industrial complex was never going to allow that to happen... not as long as they own the politicians
who make policy, and have most of their executive circle somehow "appointed" politically to every function that advises government.
I am not very surprised, ad you might have gathered from my earlier thread Sequestration
creates friction between Congress and OMB (updated)
Interestingly, we will continue to divert tax-payer dollars to the 'defense' of this country, which apparently has nothing to do with actually
defending the country, but instead is about projecting force around the world.
This is one "entitlement" that needs to go.
The authorization act enables the Defense Department to spend $633 billion on aircraft, ships and vehicles, the Defense News story said. Notably,
the act clears the Pentagon to enter into multiyear procurement deals on several major programs, including for Army CH-47 helicopters, Navy DDG-51
destroyers and V-22 tiltrotor aircraft.
I suppose these expenditures can easily be justified, considering how threatened our national security is.... apologies... too sarcastic... I am a
veteran and agree that we need the best we can have when it comes to equipment for our troops. But something is amiss in this situation....
The NDAA clears the Pentagon to spend $552.2 billion in base budget monies and another $88.5 billion on ongoing global wars and other
The total amount is $1.7 billion above the Obama administration’s 2013 Pentagon budget request, which arrived on Capitol Hill earlier this
They even got more
than they asked for.
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 4-1-2013 by Maxmars because: (no reason given)