After a decade of pratfalls in the Middle East with occupation armies that became easy targets for opposing militants, the Department of Defense is making some changes. In a new budget plan spearheaded by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, the Pentagon will be reducing the army to levels not seen since before World War II.
|By: DSWright Monday February 24, 2014 10:20 am|
|By: Phoenix Woman Sunday January 26, 2014 8:00 pm|
Last week, Jon Walker stated the following: “It will be interesting to see if Republicans have finally learned their lesson and will just quietly raise the debt limit or if they again try to play games for weeks by making demands that will eventually go unmet.”
Guess what? They’re baaack…
|By: DSWright Wednesday December 18, 2013 8:10 am|
One provision of the bill that seemed to be so atrocious even the compromise at any price Democrats would fold on was the attack on military pensions. But no, while the budget is an incredible reckless give away to campaign contributors the defense industry when it comes to the lowly soldiers themselves that’s where the Democratic Party drew the line.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:10 pm|
There is not much positive to say about this budget deal except for that fact that it helps temporarily kill the push for a grand bargain.
|By: DSWright Friday December 13, 2013 6:42 am|
The Ryan-Murray budget deal to restore profligate military spending and cut the pension system is not winning many supporters. But not everyone is displeased with the Ryan-Murray budget deal. Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan said he sent an email to Ryan and Murray profusely thanking them and that the deal is a sign of good things to come.
|By: DSWright Wednesday December 11, 2013 6:55 am|
Representative Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray announced a budget deal yesterday. The deal replaces $63 billion in sequester cuts over two years and cuts an additional $23 billion in long term deficits. The deal will restore defense spending. The funding comes from increased fees for air travel and cuts to federal worker pension programs.
|By: DSWright Tuesday December 10, 2013 7:03 am|
It’s that time of year again, when important bills are quickly rushed through Congress and people are told there is no time to think about it. So it was yesterday that the final version of the Defense Bill was unveiled with backers telling everyone there is no time to debate.
|By: Phoenix Woman Sunday December 8, 2013 8:00 pm|
Who could have predicted that the GOP’s Suicide Caucusers, the same people who signed the Meadows Letter, the same people who started planning the October 2013 shutdown nine months earlier, would be stupid enough to try it again?
Well, me, for one.
|By: Attaturk Monday September 30, 2013 1:30 am|
Well “open meltdown” is an interesting tactic. But I guess it just goes with the program.
|By: DSWright Tuesday September 24, 2013 6:47 am|
Senator Ted Cruz’s plan to filibuster attempts to modify the House Continuing Resolution bill to include funding for Obamacare will not be supported by GOP Senate leaders. Without the support of fellow Republicans a filibuster would become impossible to sustain and the Democratic majority in the Senate will therefore be able to amend the House CR to include funding for Obamacare.