Sunday, February 3, 2013

Obama's Budget Cuts mean NO Hot Meals for Troops Fighting Overseas

I wrote last week about Obama closing vital air defense radar aerostats on the southern border of the United States of America. Homeland Security is not as important to Obama as paying for contraception.... you can now all feeding the troops hot meals as not important to Obama either....

the following article is from

Daniel Greenfield:
If only American soldiers in Afghanistan were unemployed Democratic voters in Chicago, then they might be getting three square meals a day from the government.

But the military is the one place that Obama feels comfortable slashing expenses. While spending at an uncontrollable rate unseen since the last days of the Roman Empire in every other area, Obama has been cutting “waste” in the military like 20,000 Marines, Tricare healthcare for veterans and breakfast for soldiers serving in areas where he would only venture accompanied by heavy firepower.

Warren Buffett and other crony capitalists can pig out on Obama’s trillion dollar deficits. As for the troops. Let them ear MRE’s.

The Army has stopped serving cooked breakfasts to some of the U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan as part of its drawdown, a move that prompted troops to write home asking their families and friends to send care packages with cereal, breakfast bars and other foods. 
The Army told the Washington Guardian the current cutbacks began Jan. 1, and affect about 2,700 soldiers deployed in forward operating bases in more remote areas of Afghanistan. 
The Washington Guardian reported earlier this month that the current budget crisis in Congress prompted Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter to write a memo order preparations for sweeping budget cuts across all military programs to begin as early as next month. 
Officials stressed other comforts at the forward operating bases may also soon be reduced, such as laundry and recreation, as officials look for other ways to reduce the American footprint in advance of departing the country. 
They said the meal cutbacks are currently affecting forward operating bases in more remote areas of Afghanistan and not affecting the main American bases in Kabul and Kandahar.

Exit questions. How many cooked breakfasts for soldiers would Obama’s 20 million dollar Hawaii vacations and the 1.4 billion that his clan’s non-stop partying buy?
In the comments to Greenfield's piece, Someone stationed at Bagram said the hot meals had been cut back there too.  Looking after the troops was always a top priority that Marine Officers learn in Basic school  You never eat until you have made sure that all your troops have something to eat.  It is basic leadership.  It is a principle that does not apply to this White House.  The Tricare situation really bothers me.  It is a significant reduction in an important benefit that leaves troops and retirees with less discretionary income while Obama is making reduced cost healthcare to people who have never served.  We can see where his priorities lie.

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