Here is the magic liberal formula in all its tawdry glory; smash the military, expand the welfare state. No guns, just food stamps. No jets, just Green Energy windmills. No soldiers, just welfare cases.
This is Obama’s America being carried out under the supervision of Iran’s Secretary of Defense.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is expected to call Monday for shrinking the U.S. Army to its smallest size since 1940, among other cuts, drawing criticism that the drastic changes will hurt U.S. security.
Maybe by the time Hagel is done, horses and bayonets will be all that’s left.
Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee, warned that the cuts would hurt military readiness. And he said the country is only in this position because the Obama administration and Congress will not seriously take on cuts to entitlements.
“It’s all being sacrificed … on the altar of entitlements. This president cannot take on mandatory spending, so all we’ve done in the Congress — and this president — is basically cut discretionary spending,” he told Fox News.
Specifically on the altars of Green Energy and Welfare.
The New York Times first reported on the proposed cuts. The changes reportedly would leave the military capable of waging war, but unable to carry out protracted occupations of foreign territory, as in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The A-10s which performed well in Afghanistan will also be trashed for the greater glory of the Welfare State.
Other characteristics of the budget will likely draw further ire from veterans groups and members of Congress. The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Hagel would recommend a limit on military pay raises, higher fees for health-care benefits, less generous housing allowances, and a one-year freeze on raises for top military brass.
Sure, the military tends to vote Republican. Meanwhile Obama’s base of thieves and parasites will be getting more government freebies.