Defense Spending: The Gutting Continues
$26 Billion to bail out the Teacher’s Unions… not a problem. $34 Billion to extend unemployment benefits, not a problem. A 25% increase in domestic spending… not a problem.
Spending on the Federal Government’s one legitimate obligation… problem.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Monday that the Pentagon will cut thousands of jobs — including nearly a third of its regular budget for contractors and an entire military command based in Norfolk.
“The culture of endless money that has taken hold must be replaced by a culture of savings and restraint,” Gates told a news conference at the Pentagon
Apparently, that philosophy in the Obama Administration is applied exclusively to spending on National Defense.
The Administration is claiming these are not actually cuts, but “savings” that will go toward producing a leaner, better fighting force. Then again, they also claim that the Stimulus created or saved 3.5 million jobs so… consider the source. The source being an administration that has already canceled the F-22, additional C-17 buys, and Combat Search and Rescue helicopters.