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And as all of this is happening, we've got congressional representatives leaving Washington DC to go home for the weekend.
More proof that those in DC live in a world where what they do there does not really affect them. The more and more I see this happen, the more I think we are terribly removed from the concept of governance that this country was based on.
When the actions of those making the laws do not impact them to such an extent that that can walk away from a situation that THEY made and is this serious, we need to get rid of them all and start over.
President Obama will be speaking to the media in a few minutes.
...and that is different, how?
Forgive me if I do not get a "tingle."
This post was edited by deetj13 13 months ago
Thanks for the tip. Got CNN on now, let's watch him call out the GOP!
Join the fight for YOUR liberty!
I haven't moved into USAREC yet (Recruiting Command). I've been here at Human Resources Command for the past 2.5 years. I'll get over to USAREC this summer.
That said, recruiting of certain specialties has been easy and others not so easy. From my area of responsibility here (which I do strength management), we were doing very well in recruiting from about 2006 until 2011. In fact, we bloated above our authorizations in order to meed mission demands. The problem is that since we grew so much in a short period of time and people weren't leaving, we now have to make some strategic decisions about how to cut personnel. There were so many financial and education incentives for people, they would have been stupid to not take advantage of them (unless they were from rich famiies). I do believe that we should find some cost savings in some of these programs. We have been foolish in some of our bonus programs and even with ROTC scholarships/student loan repayment. Smart kids could game the system and really take advantage of the system. For example, you could get a four year full ride ROTC scholarship with stipends, books, etc...take out student loans as well and then once you come on active duty, apply for the student loan repayment and bascially you got funding for education twice. Ridiculous and wasteful.
Army has committed to decreasing from 560,000 to 490,000 active duty Soldiers...we actually wanted to decrease to 450,000.
I'm with you on the discipline and lessons learned from serving in the military. When I was stationed in Korea in 1999, I learned that Korean young men MUST serve in some public service for one or two years following high school. They can choose how they do it. Some become police officers, some in the military, among others. I loved that idea. I know it wouldn't be popular here because we are so fixated on "freedoms of choice" that such ideas are not palatable.
I expect him to have some very strong words for congressional republicans.
Fools and politicians....perfect bedfellows.
Our election system just further enhances these issues. Everyday guys/gals can't afford to run for office. We are country run by the rich and they will do anything to stay in power. The Warren Buffets, the Donalt Trumps...it doesn't matter...they are all the same inside. Concerned with policies that will make their wallets fatter.
I knew he'd manage to get gun control in here today...
We agree 100% on this.
I realize that this is not the point of your post, but you mentioned something that annoys me no end. People in a service believe they do not need something (in this case the 40,000 soldiers; in a previous case airplane engines) and Congress tries to force them to have it. If people in the military do not want something, do not force it upon them. Either save the money or spend it on something the military believes it does need.
Same sex marriage too! FOURTH QUESTION IN!
You know...I think one of the problems when it comes to decisions like this is that there isn't really a right or wrong answer. I can argue both sides and make them both seem like the best idea.
Cut extra people = decreasing govt spending and debt
Keep extra people = more people with jobs who will spend and pay taxes
Cut extra people = increasing unemployed in a bad job market...who will draw unemployment anyway from the govt
Keep extra people = increased debt and spending...more reliance on tax dollars, imminent tax increases
I heard the Army G-1 state that unemployment for veterans who terminated from the service is costing the DoD billions. I think alot of folks don't realize that the DoD will pay one way or the other. However, a little pain now may result in less pain later.
What a press conference. Two of my standout quotes:
"I am not a dictator. I am the President."
"I am not a judge. I'm the President."
Anyone wanna weigh in on these? Jeezch...
Did he declare: "I am not an animal. I am a human being"?
Ah, sadly no, that one was left out of today's press conference.
Don't you just love it when the top guy in the world has to try to defend himself and his actions....justification is more important than sex.
Being that he has to go to Congress in order to get his policies in place would point to him not being a dictator. Similarly, the fact that Obamacare worked it's way through the courts and was only found to be constitutionally legal after the SCOTUS ruled it to be so would point to President Obama not being a judge.
Presidents don't go before Congress and ask them to have a vote on the gun control issue.
This post was edited by cstory80 13 months ago
Anyone who willingly signs the NDAA, sections 1021 and 1022 specifilly, into law is a dictator.
Similarly, anyone who signs - and reauthorizes the Patriot Act and FISA - is a dictator.
I'll give Obama props for citing he's not a judge. But he operates like a dictator, just like his predecessor.
This post was edited by SpiritofTroy74 13 months ago
What he did was to sign in to law polices that you do not like...after those policies passed though both houses of congress. That does not make one a "dictator".
If you truly felt that our country is ruled by a dictator, you would not still be living here.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by cstory80 13 months ago
Exactly. The Patriot Act, FISA, and the NDAA are complete nonsense. Glad you concur.
They very well might be "nonsense", but that does not make the POTUS a dictator.
I'm sure you agree with me. You don't have to admit that you agree with me, but we both know you agree with me. ;-)
I understand that you loathe those laws, but they have nothing to do with Obama being a dictator. They could not become law without being passed by both houses of Congress. In fact, Congress has more power to pass law, including those, than the President. Congress can override the President. The opposite is not true.
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