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Federal cuts will impact everyone

Posted: February 21, 2012 - 9:24am

I still speak English, the national language of this country as far as I am concerned. I am still guaranteed my rights as stated in our Constitution. I am proud of my 25 years of military service defending those rights. And, I and every American should be proud of the millions of others who have done so, many losing their lives and limbs in the never ending wars in which we seem to get involved.

While reading that Fairbanks is shocked by the cut in personnel at Eielson, several thoughts began to form. To begin, I find it interesting that Senators Murkowski and Begich think they know better how to provide strategic protection for this country than the generals who have the unenviable duty to ensure we are protected 24/7. I also am aware that the military budget will be reduced by $500 billion over the next few years.   

If asked about the nation's $15 trillion debt, the largest in our country's history, many Americans will be happy tell you how to save money. Their suggestions might entail such items as shutting down our military bases overseas, stopping foreign aid altogether, stopping foreign aid to countries who have publicly denounced democracy, cutting down on Medicare and Medicaid supplements, decreasing the government bureaucracy, cutting back on Social Security, taxing the rich, and the list goes on. However, I would venture to say that few if any would suggest NIMBY projects, those would have a negative impact directly on them.

Consolidating operations from Eielson to JBER in Anchorage will save money for the military, and remember, they are about to be short 500 billion dollars. If Congress does its job and starts cutting the budget to get us out of debt, every American will be impacted in some way or another. Be prepared, there's more to come

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spwright 02/21/12 - 11:20 am
You are Correct Mr. Hill

Tue 2/21/12
You Mr. Hill are so very Correct. This is Just the Beginning.
There will be No Sacred Cows (Except of course Our Congress & Their Benefits) & Every single American will be
directly effected by these Budget Cuts.
It will no longer be a far distant possibility, it will be a In Your Face Punch & It's Going to Hurt.

Literately 1000's of Our Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans will be Coming Home Soon & those Veterans are going to Need JOBS. Hire Our Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans First.

Give Em Hell Mr. Hill SPW "Airborne"

radiokenai 02/22/12 - 07:54 am
Not Surprised....

Seeing Murkowski and Begich in one sentence is not on bit surprising since they BOTH are Liberal Democrats at their core. Lisa is very lucky she weaseled her way back in, but she is just like Begich...the voters who elected them back in office can all stand in the line of foolery.

Expect zero assistance from both of those idiots, they will just continue to cower to whatever obama demands. We all have to stand together at vote them OUT! Or, we will be in a crisis unlike America has ever been. The depression will be a holiday compared to where our current leadership (both Federal and State) is leading us.

Take heed fellow Alaskans, your armed forces in Alaska is going to be slashed in half. Don't let them fool you, go to the polls in November and rally to vote every one of those communistic liberals out of office. Lets finish the job we did last election and get America back on a track of prosperity.

We should not have to sacrifice the protection of Alaska because a jackwagon of a President needs money for his communist agenda of destroying our great nation.

Vote them OUT!

Jerry 02/22/12 - 05:16 pm
Very Good. Remember you heard

Very Good. Remember you heard it first here, much harder times are coming to a Nation near you any day now.
The only thing that has kept America from wars in OUR streets is the fact that we have the rights to bare arms under OUR Constitution.
OUR President is a Constitutional Lawer, that means he has studied how to get around its protection for Americans, as well as how to provoke Americans into a Civil war. OOPS!
I mean American Spring, all in order to declare Martial Law because of OUR Rights to protest, and his pretend rights to protect.
Ya know the invasion of Lybia? Thats the New Rights to protect World Law. Its also the law that they are about to use in Syria to invade them. Its all a control thingy by his OWO pals & make no mistake folks its Coming to America.

Our National debt isn't $15 Trillion, its actually $58 Trillion, they only allow us to see a small portion, and make no mistake about it OUR Prez. has spent $4 Trillion in 3 1/2 yrs & wants another $1.5 Trillion his last few months in office to drive that nail in OUR Nations economic coffin.

We are in so much trouble with this Chosen One as OUR Prez. that we will never be able to continue as a Free people, and thats the DREAM.

My son will be home in 10 days now from Afgan along with thousands of his fellow soldiers from Ft. Drum, NY. Lord willing.
A big SHOUT out of THANKS to ALL of OUR military, past, present & future, as well as OUR local Police, ALL of which are sworn to protect US Americans from both Foriegn & Domestic Politicians, i do believe is the key here.
This is also another reason they have not yet tried to over take American citizens out of not knowing how those that take their Oath to Protect & Defend seriously.
But that doesn't mean that they will give up either as time will reveal real soon as all the Worlds economies are about to tank.

Then what, or who will you Believe in or Follow?

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