Sequester’s Impact on Our Military Personnel
August 19, 2013
In lieu of the recent threat of attacks by terrorist groups, causing the closure of embassies, removal of embassy personnel, and suggestions of travel restrictions, one might wonder why the President, sworn to protect and defend this country, would weaken our ability to defend ourselves by causing the massive cuts to the Defense Department that result from his sequestration political tactic, which failed.
The Secretary of Defense is promising unprecedented cuts in weapons systems, military personnel and civilian support staff (whose pay was cut 20 percent) while the terrorism threat is once again growing, despite the administration’s claims to the contrary.
Why do our protectors take the hit? Why not cut other areas, such as the massive welfare apparatus, which costs many times the price of defense?
Why are those living off of the government not receiving 20 percent cuts in their neverending benefits? I have seen no talk of sequestration affecting welfare payments, food stamps, unemployment benefits, etc.
The only non-defense related hardship seems to be those poor members of Congress, who were exempted from Obamacare by the President. They won’t be able to participate in this miraculous program. If we don’t take defense seriously, all of these goodies will come to an end.