Obama Administartion CUTS HOT MEALS for Troops serving in Afghanistan!

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posted on May, 31 2013 @ 08:57 PM
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Originally posted by dave_welch
My only question is this. If we are going to make cuts, why not just bring the boys back home? Seems like that would save a lot of cash.



I would vote for this option in a heartbeat. Yes it would save a boatload of cash.




posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by dave_welch
My only question is this. If we are going to make cuts, why not just bring the boys back home? Seems like that would save a lot of cash.



You do realize that the provided meals at midnight are being canceled because the troops are brought back home and therefore some of the service facilities are moved out first, yes?



posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:14 PM
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If they're brought back home, why are they still there?



posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:22 PM
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During the Clinton years, we were told to drive it, shoot it, etc, until it broke. THEN, we'll fix it. Not before it was needed, but after.


Well, I started during the Clinton years (96’) so I guess all I’ve ever known is doing without; guess I missed the glory days when we had everything (isn’t that always the story?).

I never lacked what I needed.

So much for being pampered as eManym suggested of today's troops. Funny how every generation thinks they had it worse. Do you know what 112 degrees in MOP Level 4 for a week feels like, eManym?


Let's put the pissing contest aside and look at the situation at hand. Under this POTUS's watch we have meals being cut and altered. We have troops in small numbers left in hostile areas while the country closes the book. Anyone who thinks this POTUS has the best interest of our troops in mind (Benghazi) is a moron IMO.

edit on 31-5-2013 by seabag because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:22 PM
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Good thing.

Obama is saving my tax dollars!




posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:24 PM
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Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by TDawgRex
 



During the Clinton years, we were told to drive it, shoot it, etc, until it broke. THEN, we'll fix it. Not before it was needed, but after.


Well I stared during the Clinton years (96’) so I guess all I’ve ever known is doing without; guess I missed the glory days when we had everything (isn’t that always the story?).

I never lacked what I needed.

So much for being pampered as eManym suggested of today's troops. Funny how every generation thinks they had it worse. Do you know what 112 degrees in MOP Level 4 for a week feels like, eManym?


Let's put the pissing contest aside and look at the situation at hand. Under this POTUS's watch we have meals being cut and altered. We have troops in small numbers left in hostile areas while the country closes the book. Anyone who thinks this POTUS has the best interest of our troops in mind (Benghazi) is a moron IMO.


The president send drones to take out targets, sparing the lives of troops so that they do not have to die.

Sounds like you just hate the president for hate's sake.



posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:25 PM
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Originally posted by hamburgerler
Good thing.

Obama is saving my tax dollars!





Maybe he should start by getting a divorce....that would save more than anything else he could cut.

Just saying!



posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:26 PM
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Originally posted by seabag

Originally posted by hamburgerler
Good thing.

Obama is saving my tax dollars!





Maybe he should start by getting a divorce....that would save more than anything else he could cut.

Just saying!


Sounds good, he should cut Tricare and Medicare too so we wont be taken over by the socialisters!



posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:28 PM
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Originally posted by seabag
Let's put the pissing contest aside and look at the situation at hand. Under this POTUS's watch we have meals being cut and altered.


Meals have not been cut. Breakfast at some bases has been altered while troops are moving out.


There is no truth to the Internet myth that Washington budget cuts have taken away breakfast for service members in Afghanistan, Defense Department officials said.

Americans serving in Afghanistan can have up to four meals a day: breakfast, lunch, dinner and a midnight meal, if one is needed.

The Internet myth’s genesis came from a few forward operating bases in eastern Afghanistan’s Paktika province that are closing or being turned over to Afghan security forces. Instead of a hot, prepared breakfast, service members at those bases receive packaged meals known as “meals, ready-to-eat,” or MREs. This streamlines the logistics for these closing bases, officials explained.

Snopes.com -- a website that looks into Internet myths -- rates this tale as “partly true.” The original email that sparked the controversy vastly overstated the extent of the “MRE for breakfast” policy. The original email also said the reason for the policy was because of DOD budget cuts. This is not true, defense officials said.

The vast majority of service members in Afghanistan are receiving a hot breakfast, officials emphasized.


(Source).


We have troops in small numbers left in hostile areas while the country closes the book. Anyone who thinks this POTUS has the best interest of our troops in mind (Benghazi) is a moron IMO.





posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:29 PM
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posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:29 PM
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It's Obama's fault... he is too cheap to use a Star Trek transporter to beam the whole base and the marines over to the US at once, so they have to dismantle it piece by piece and fly the parts and people home, which takes time.



posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:35 PM
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darn that obummer! Now the troops will have to eat at taco bell or burger king! Yes,they do have them there!!



posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:38 PM
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Who said I was blaming the President? He's got a lot of ovens to tend to. I would imagine these things are reserved for lower offices than the president.



posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:42 PM
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posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:44 PM
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That's possibly a T&C violation.

To everybody on here: The subject is the cut of Midrats to deployed troops, lets not get into petty squabbling if we can help it.



posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:49 PM
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posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:49 PM
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Originally posted by dave_welch
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That's possibly a T&C violation.


I'm happy for the moderators to make that call.


To everybody on here: The subject is the cut of Midrats to deployed troops, lets not get into petty squabbling if we can help it.


There has been no cut. I've even quoted the DoD on this.



posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:50 PM
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I am not one to beat the drum in support of the troops and I am the first one to piont out that they signed up for it willingly. While it is not a that big of a deal . It is still complete bull#. Whatever the reason why.



posted on May, 31 2013 @ 09:51 PM
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Excuse me for trying to help. You're new, don't want to see you get banned so soon.





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