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Military Faces Severe Cuts While Pentagon Buys Chevy Volts
Posted By Daniel Greenfield On September 15, 2012 @ 12:30 pm In The Point | 10 Comments
While Obama is determined to impose crippling cuts on the core functions on national defense, the United States military is being turned into a slush fund for his Green projects.
The Chevy Volt, one of the bigger disasters of Government Motors was dumped on crony capitalist pals of the government and is now being dumped on the Pentagon.
So far, the military has acquired 168 road-capable, plug-in electric vehicles, such as the Volt, and more are on the way, according to Air Force spokeswoman Tonya Racasner, whose service branch is overseeing the military’s effort to acquire more electric vehicles. The Army alone is placing electric vehicles at more than 40 installations, she said, and the DOD aims to integrate about 1,500 road-capable electric vehicles over the next few years.
Tricare for veterans will be cut, defense technologies will be cut, soldiers will pay more for health care and be more vulnerable in the line of fire, but the Pentagon will instead focus on the important things in life… like buying the leftovers of Obama’s latest disastrous scheme.
But hey who needs 20,000 Marines when we can have 20,000 Chevy Volts instead.
The Marine Corps will slash 20,000 Marines as part of Defense Department-wide budget cuts, reducing its end strength to about 182,000, top Pentagon officials announced Thursday.
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