Tag: defense spending
This is far better than “a deterrent suitable for the 1960s”. China’s navy already has submarines and missiles that can target America’s West Coast while being relatively close to their homeport, west of 160E, thanks to the JL-2′s 8,000 km range. This is a feat that the Soviet Navy did not achieve until the 1980s.
Check for yourself whether the existing or proposed budget topline (the total size of the defense budget) would be adequate to meet all of the above requirements: to pay for the missions that need to be carried out and for the weapons, units, and training the military will need to carry out those missions and counter our enemies’ current and projected capabilities.
What concessions does he demand?
Cutting down the US military to a force capable of defending only the US proper, withdrawing all troops from foreign countries, closing all overseas bases, terminating all defense commitments, and all aid programs, to all of America’s allies, never intervening militarily abroad, closing the Fed, legalizing drugs, and reinstating the gold standard.
As for Labrador’s claim that among the federal government’s priorities should be helping the needy and funding education, where in the Constitution or the Federalist Papers is this stated? Where does the Constitution say anything about helping the needy or education? Where does the Constitution authorize any welfare spending or foodstamp funding?
What can I do to stop sequestration from happening?
Contact your Congressman and Senators and tell them that you want Washington to fulfill its duty to protect the country and to stop sequestration. Tell them that if they fail, you will never vote for them again and will tell all your friends to vote likewise. If enough citizens speak up, they will listen.
Ron Paul and many Liberal politicians demand deep defense cuts, starting with maintaining the sequestration mechanism. They malign the DOD as profligate. They claim that the defense budget is to blame for America’s fiscal woes and that without defense cuts the federal budget won’t be balanced.
They are completely wrong, however.