Mixed feelings on defense spending

| April 02, 2014

Defense Spending poll

Following Department of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s February DOD budget proposal, which looks for long-term reductions in overall defense spending but represents a short-term hike above spending levels automatically cut by last year’s budget-sequester deal, operators were similarly mixed on the proposal.

“Shrinkage of the armed forces is not the answer,” wrote one commenter under the poll above, conducted here at OverdriveOnline.com. “Those in power will overcommit and stretch the military to the point that the soldiers and sailors will get out. They did it to us in the 70s after Vietnam.”

[related-post id="65001"/Others were more specific in criticisms, suggesting a need for better evaluation by DOD. “The government needs to assess what risks exist in the world, decide whether military force is the solution, then fund appropriately,” wrote Steve S. McQueen. “The USA defunded the military after WWI and was thus unprepared for WWII. Spending for intel and combat readiness should be the priority. It does no good to have a billion-dollar piece of equipment if the soldiers/marines/airmen/seamen can't operate it effectively.”

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  • g

    I would pay EXTRA taxes if they send the TROOPS to take over Mexico
    and also haul all these illegals back to their stinky villages!! A Veteran coming home from War today cant even get a JOB because illegal FOREIGN low paid MOOCHES have all the jobs..being employed by TRAITOR corporations……we need to squash Mexico like the worthless little P.O.S. that it is……they are a Corrupt country and their TRASH has spilled over into America! Eisenhower rounded up Millions of these dirtbags and hauled them BACK to their mexican daddy/presidente……HE was RIGHT!! Today we are a nation of butt kissers.

  • Francisco Alvarez

    It is amazing how ignorant you sound!