So… the Dems – having walked-away from a Supercommittee GOP offer of $500B of tax increases over the next ten years (they are demanding a trillion), now seem intent on cutting the Defense budget 10%.
I’m fine with cutting the defense budget – just not without re-ordering their mission (i.e. I am tired of paying for the defense of the entire West while these silly little pretend nations can’t even stand-up a military larger than the NYPD and spend all their tax money on unsustainable welfare benefits – meaning, because defense of citizens and borders is the First responsibility of a government, that American taxpayers really are paying for these ridiculous welfare bennies across the entire world by funding their defense needs….)
ANYWAY…. So Obama – remember this is the guy and the party who want to reduce our defense budget, reduce our footprint on the rest of the world, spend that money on vote buying (otherwise known as “entitlements” here in the USA…) – has just promised a whole bunch of new troops to yet another Western nation that is plenty wealthy to afford its own defense.
The only reason for these troops, the same as the only reason for our troops still in S. Korea, is to function as a political deterrent to China. Meaning a tripwire in the event China decides to become aggressive. The hope is they will think harder about killing Americans than about killing S Koreans or citizens of this country to which we now are committing new troops.
Who is this Western nation in dire need of 2500 Marines in a full task force? Land, Sea, Air, Armor? Sure, 2500 isn’t alot… but it’s about 2500 more than they need… And about 2500 more than we can afford.
And why is China paying for the deployment, for it is their money, make no mistake, of 2500 Marines to a nation, the entire purpose of which is to deter the Chinese?
If they need 2500 more troops, let THEM fund them. I am SO tired of getting in the way of Darwin. If a nation CHOOSES not to fund its own defense, then they are going to be on the ash heap of history, deservedly so … and IT IS NOT MY PROBLEM, NOR THAT OF MY KIDS AND THEIRS WHO WILL BE PAYING THESE BILLS.
Who is this needy country to which we now are going to spend millions deploying 2500 Marines?
If Democrats want to cut the DoD budget, why are they expanding the role?
Have Democrats just got NO BRAINS AT ALL?
To ask the question is to answer it.