pa2a.org


Share Thread:  
Pentago cutting maintenance
#1
It seems like we now have solid proof that this is the third term for the Carter administration. I wonder if we'll end up with another fiasco in the desert like the rescue mission that Carter put on. I was stationed at Rhein-Main when the hostages from the US Embassy in Tehran were released. I was thrilled for them and embarrassed as hell for the country.

Quote:Pentagon cutting jobs, maintenance due to budget fears: official
Reuters – 1 hr 15 mins ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon has begun laying off most of its 46,000 temporary and term employees and cutting maintenance on ships and aircraft in an effort to slow spending due to fears of new defense budget cuts, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Friday.
[Image: member955.png]
USAF (1976 -1986) NRA, GOA Anim_sniper2
"The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living." Dan Cofall
Reply
#2
everything needs to be cut when the country is putting out more money than it's taking in.
[Image: quotes.php]
Reply
#3
Thank god. We don't need to be the policemen of the world. When you spend more than the next 26 countries combined and 25 of them are allies you're an idiot.

billamj;71953 Wrote:It seems like we now have solid proof that this is the third term for the Carter administration. I wonder if we'll end up with another fiasco in the desert like the rescue mission that Carter put on. I was stationed at Rhein-Main when the hostages from the US Embassy in Tehran were released. I was thrilled for them and embarrassed as hell for the country.

Quote:Pentagon cutting jobs, maintenance due to budget fears: official
Reuters – 1 hr 15 mins ago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon has begun laying off most of its 46,000 temporary and term employees and cutting maintenance on ships and aircraft in an effort to slow spending due to fears of new defense budget cuts, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said on Friday.
Reply
#4
That doesn't negate the fact that we're still actively fighting in Afghanistan, and logistical support (ie maintenance) is what keeps our troops operational.

We accept the risks involved in fighting and training for war, but we're expecting our nation to back us up. Telling us that we're going to lose maintenance, which is a huge deal for a modern military, is telling us that the nation feels we're expendable.

I'm not exaggerating on that either. Logistics was the biggest concern for my last CO during every staff meeting. Logistics is the biggest concern for my current CO during out staff meetings. Maintenance status reports were and are one of the first things they look at now, because that drives how effectively and safely we can operate.

I don't give a damn whether you support the reason why we're there, but don't jabber on about cutting costs and saying it's a good thing when it does greatly impact troops who are still in theater and prepping for it. That's punishing them more than anything, and they deserve better than that.

[Image: 21122657_10155704889299275_8952212329936901321_o_2.jpg]
Reply
#5
Why are we still fighting in Afghanistan?
Reply
#6
Regional instability will get worse if we leave, Taliban and other insurgents still haven't been routed, and highest opium production in the world to name a few.

Disagree with why we're over there all you want, but don't fuck over the troops while they're still there. We have a scaled withdrawal planned, and we're also currently scaling down the armed forces across the board. Let both of those things happen so that the logistical support isn't as necessary, then scale that down to suit the demands of the armed services.

Cutting maintenance before that is just adding more strain to an already logistics heavy military.

[Image: 21122657_10155704889299275_8952212329936901321_o_2.jpg]
Reply
#7
Regional instability? Who gives a fuck?

Afghanistan is a graveyard for world powers. How many of our people have we lost there for precisely no reason whatsoever? All our "staged withdrawal" is, is a time table for unconditional surrender.

Then they can add the US to the long list of world super powers they've smoked throughout the ages.

Time to bring home the troops and slash the fucking hell out of the military budget which is quite literally utterly obscene.
Reply
#8
Especially when the cuts are being made to pay for those who don't feel like working.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
Reply
#9
Let's face it, if you're in uniform serving this particular master, you're not really doing we the people any fucking favors...
Reply
#10
Here's a link to a letter from the joint chiefs date 1-14-2013.You people that are saying it's a good thing to cut our defense budget might want to rethink. It's true we need to cut spending, Don't you think it would be better served it they cut spending where they aren't constitutionally bound. Cell phones for instance.

Just a thought

The letter is a photo copy, I can't copy and paste a paragraph or two, And it will take me an hour to type a couple paragraphs

http://www.scribd.com/doc/122130329/Lett...-Committee
With the Second Amendment saying what it says, Why isn't the Federal Government Suing NY
Reply






Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Coal producer Alpha closing 8 mines, cutting 1,200 jobs in all Pocketprotector 3 648 09-18-2012, 10:46 PM
Last Post: Karl/PA



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)

Software by MyBB, © 2002-2015 MyBB Group.
Template by Modogodo Design.