Horrible… Obama Tells Troops That $500 Billion in Defense Cuts (That He Proposed in January) Are Not His Fault

In January of this year President Obama announced a new military strategy that will cut the Pentagon budget by hundreds of billions of dollars over the next decade. The new strategy included $487 billion in cuts over the next decade.

Foreign Policy hawks even released ads attacking Obama on his proposed military cuts.

But yesterday Barack Obama flew all the way to Ft. Bliss Texas to tell US troops that the defense cuts were not his fault.
Not me!
Politico reported:

Obama also took a shot at congressional Republicans who have taken to blaming him for military cuts embedded in last year’s deal to raise the debt ceiling. It is Congress, not he, Obama said, that is to blame for the $500 billion in looming Defense Department cuts if Congress fails to reach a deal.

“By the way, you’ve been hearing some folks out there trying to talk about the budget and trying to scare you,” he said. “Last year Congress pledged to find a plan to reduce the deficit. And they said if they couldn’t agree there would be big cuts across the board, including Defense. But understand nobody wants these cuts. That’s why Congress threatened to force themselves to make hard decisions. Well, here’s the thing. There’s no reason those cuts should happen. Because folks in congress ought to come together and agree on a responsible plan that reduces the deficit and keeps our military strong. That’s what needs to happen.”

It’s just a shame the far left cranks in the media aren’t interested in reporting the truth. Instead, they ignore Obama’s grand speech in January proposing $500 billion in military cuts.
That’s horrible.

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  • Jim

    Too bad Oblameo! Everybody I know in the military don’t believe one word of your BS and are voting against you!

  • Major Kong

    What must it be like to be confronting a re-election campaign and have nothing but lies, division of the electorate and negativity, with which to do it? How pathetic is it that as a candidate, you have nothing you can point at with pride of accomplishment? Election of 2010 was a great dress rehearsal, election of 2012 ought to be a real barn burner.

  • Patty


    The Obamas Already Preparing for Move to Hawaii in January 2013: Hyde Park neighbors talking about Chicago house being sold soon

    Read more http://hillbuzz.org/the-obamas-already-preparing-for-move-to-hawaii-in-january-2013-hyde-park-neighbors-talking-about-chicago-house-being-sold-soon-63935#comments

  • Befuddled

    Our national defense will be taken care of by Russia and China.Imagine all the savings!Yes we can!

  • Multitude

    Strangely, Jay Carney is right: Obama is not an empty chair.

    You can at least count on an empty chair to not lie about almost everything. An empty chair as President would be a profound improvement on the deceitful schemer we know as Barack Obama.

  • Patty

    Obama speech to soldiers met with silence

    President Barack Obama was greeted with fleeting applause and extended periods of silence as he offered profuse praise to soldiers and their families during an Aug. 31 speech in Fort Bliss, Texas.

    His praise for the soldiers — and for his own national-security policies — won cheers from only a small proportion of the soldiers and families in the cavernous aircraft-hanger.

    The audience remains quiet even when the commander-in-chief thanked the soldiers’ families, and cited the 198 deaths of their comrades in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The audience’s reaction was so flat that the president tried twice to elicit a reaction from the crowd.

    “Hey, I hear you,” he said amid silence.

    The selected soldiers who were arrayed behind the president sat quietly throughout the speech.

    CNN and MSNBC ended their coverage of the speech before it was half-over.

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/31/obama-speech-to-soldiers-met-with-silence/#ixzz25EtNrOdy

    READ MUCH MORE,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Multitude

    If we actually still had journalists in this country and not Democratic Party messaging clerks, we should have had a couple of questions to this absurd claim by the Fraud-in-Chief:

    “President Obama, you say that in order to avoid the draconian, catastrophic cuts to our military, an agreement on cuts would have to occur. As anyone knows, proposed cuts are made in something called a ‘budget’. To what extent have your budgets been a part of this solution?” (Answer: It got zero votes by both parties, and would have actually bloated the government even further)

    “And how cooperative has Senator Reid of your political party been in proposing budgets so these catastrophic cuts to the military don’t occur?” (Answer: He’s proposed none in several years)

    “President Obama, if your party is unwilling to even put forward a budget, and your own White House cannot work with others to produce a budget that would actually get votes, how can you possibly claim it is other peoples fault as you’ve done with the economy, with jobs, with your foreign policy failures, with the Federal debt, and with pretty much everything else you’ve been responsible for?”

  • Patty

    Obama to sign executive order before visit to Fort Bliss

    So far this year, two Fort Bliss soldiers have committed suicide, but Gen. Pittard adds that’s a small number compared to other posts of the same size where they have three to four times as many.
    Gen. Pittard says nearly a quarter of his troops go through a suicide intervention class called ASSIST.

    Since last month, all troops at Fort Bliss are required to go to the program.

    Obama is also expected to talk about sequestration, a congressional debt reduction process that could cut $500 billion from the defense budget, which according to Pittard, could have an impact on the construction of the new William Beaumont medical center.

    The executive order reportedly will keep the budget cuts from affecting mental health services to active military and veterans.

    “Over the last 10 years, 11 years of war, it has caused a stress on our force overall, but we’re dealing with that,” said Pittard.


  • DerpHoft

    Again Hoft has trouble with reading and comprehension. From your first link…”An additional $500 billion in cuts could be coming if Congress follows through on plans for deeper reductions.” Common sense dictates that is what he is talking about. Not to mention the fact that all government spending is dictated by Congress in the first place.

    “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. This world in arms is not spending money alone. It is spending the sweat of its laborers, the genius of its scientists, the hopes of its children. The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities. It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population. It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals. It is some fifty miles of concrete pavement. We pay for a single fighter plane with a half million bushels of wheat. We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people. This is, I repeat, the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking. This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron. […] Is there no other way the world may live?”
    – Eisenhower. ( oh how the Republican party has changed)

  • Patty

    When Obama takes 516 billion from the elderly to pay for Obama care, and then guts our military it stands to reason the democratic party is the party that hates the elderly and military.

    Maybe you think this is an exaggeration of sorts. But Romney and Ryan don’t. It is a sick America that could vote for Obama and now he says in his second term he will work with Congress, NOW? and think about it, if my faith in America hold true, Congress will be a majority of Republicans and Conservatives. Obama IF, a very big, IF REELECTED, has no more excuses he can’t for another 4 years ignore Congress. But truthfully, what sort of nation will be because Obama has downgraded America, 16 trillion national debt, and he has spent our children future away and other nations are embarrassed for us.

  • Patty


    Work with Congress in his second term? The man is an empty suit and will do anything to be reelected.

  • Patty


    some errors there but you all get the picture. hopefully! 😆

  • Tom in CA


    I hope you spent some valuable time composing that crock of BS since no one reading this blog other than you believes it. BTW, only got past the first line.

  • Patty

    #8 September 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm
    Multitude commented:

    Great comment.

  • Buffalobob

    When our whole life is based on lies and whoppers, what’s one more in the grand scheme f things?

  • spike

    Stupid basta– The whole mid. East is about to explode and he wants to cut the military!

  • Patty
  • Sarah

    Sorry, but this ad is a joke. Is anyone willing to name the enemy? Note how they skip the crucial word and go straight to “fundamentalists.” Hello? They’re Islamic fundamentalists. Geez. Is Allen West the only person in America willing to speak the truth?

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