November 25th, 2011
06:02 PM ET

Cuts at the Pentagon: What's next?

After the Capitol Hill committee, tasked with finding consensus on over a trillion dollars in cuts to the federal budget failed in its mission, what's at stake for the Pentagon going forward? Chris Lawrence reports.


Filed under: Budget • Congress • Defense Spending • Security Clearance on TV
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  1. rider83

    Whats next, how about cutting congress' and the white house budgets by 50% as those whores do nothing but steal from the poor and middle class!! Let the lobbyist support them they get all the benefits anyway!! The rotten whores with the aid of the supreme court have stopped serving the people and are now enriching themselves!

    November 29, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Reply
  2. Cheesehead

    Cutting the defense spending is not so much the answer as cutting spending on programs that have no value, like the solar energy program that cost the tax payers $567 Milllion, and now we are also paying for those same people to get additional training to find new jobs? Over a trillion dollars spent to get more jobs in America? The only thing that increased was the federal government, and that is not the military. Cut the Federal, State, and local "positions" force people to look and move to the private sector for jobs, get the government out of the job stimulation and let the economy work as it was intented. No more bail outs for any company, if they go bankrupt some company will take them over and we all move on.
    Time for the government to balance their books just like I have to every day, and that includes members of Congress. Close the loop hole that allows members of Congress to take advantage of inside trader agreements.
    And for those who think the health care bill is a great idea...take a look at Europe and the financial mess they are in. Free health care is not free.
    We have oil in America, lets drill, that will get jobs, decrease the dependance on outside oil, boost the US economy and give us something to trade on the world market.

    November 29, 2011 at 1:21 am | Reply
  3. Daniel J. Lavigne

    "Cuts at the Pentagon: What's next?"

    A new paint job and faucets for the ground floor?

    MedicAngel® in Cambodia

    November 27, 2011 at 10:53 pm | Reply
  4. weedermeir

    Those in the war industry should realize wars must end. Extremists will remain undedected until they act, a undefendable foe lurking in the dark till a snapping point. The regional powers are the ones who should bear the weight of the actions of terrorists from within their borders. Our government will finally render the American dream into cowpie. I type this and then hope for a good nights sleep.

    November 27, 2011 at 7:34 pm | Reply
  5. OregonTom

    Cut some cash from the Pentagon. The US will never be invaded we all have enough rifles to protect ourselves.

    November 26, 2011 at 1:11 pm | Reply
    • Daniel J. Lavigne

      No one wants to 'attack' America, other than the Defense Department with efforts such as "Northwoods", 'The Gulf Of Tonkin', 9/11, The USS Liberty . . . etc. etc. etc. .

      What the rest of the world wants is for Americans to regain their pride and stop killing millions to feed the greed of your Corporate Masters.

      "The above is a public news broadcast offered as a simple solution to the BS your 'Multi-Spin-Media' crams down America's collective gullet, each day.".

      November 27, 2011 at 11:00 pm | Reply
  6. Anonymous

    Why are folks so upset with just 10% cut in defense sending when government needs to cut more than 10% on the whole to bridge the deficit? I don't see anyone marching into america anytime soon. I see no purpose of large defense spending with 40 million people living in poverty or without medical care.

    November 26, 2011 at 10:39 am | Reply
  7. alsmeer1

    I do believe we need to cut spending. a lot. but instead of cutting defense, schools, medicare, social security, and other important programs, lets cut the big business end. lets cut big government salaries. they should have to endure the same 'benefits' us little people have. one car, one home, pay for thier own medical, etc. and stop paying such high salaries in sports.

    November 26, 2011 at 10:14 am | Reply
  8. alsmeer1

    good plan. cut the defense program out all together. no military at all. that is just what our islam/arab/brotherhood 'people' would like. after they finish attacking and taking over Europe then they can come
    here w/no fear of us fighting to keep our way of life secure. oh wait...... they are already here and doing that.
    oh well.

    November 26, 2011 at 10:02 am | Reply
    • markodavid

      "Our way of life " The use of 17 times more natural resources than a third world citizen is exactly what keeps Americans fear filled and perpetually insecure.America is the bull_shit show of the planet.When Americans realize they are what they "DO" and not what they own and consume there will be hope.Don't hold your breath.

      November 28, 2011 at 11:37 am | Reply
  9. chris

    I think they way government goes about military spending is foolish. If the whole purpose is to defend the country and you want to make it budgetable, spending within reason. Why would you continually keep lining the pockets of the corporations by outsourcing where costs are artificially inflated. Oh yeah, thats right, its the ol boys club of spreading around trhe cash.Anyways, if business ran like the military as a rule, no one would get paid.

    November 26, 2011 at 7:58 am | Reply
  10. FedUpPeriod

    What's next? Congress will try to rescind their own rule and keep the military budget as is. That's what... and they wonder why we can't stand them.

    November 26, 2011 at 3:15 am | Reply
    • Christian

      AMEN!

      November 26, 2011 at 3:53 am | Reply
  11. brown

    Why do Americans have so much anger? Your Congress is re-elected over and over and over again by no one but YOU!

    Shut your mouths ... you have the government you deserve!

    November 26, 2011 at 12:31 am | Reply
  12. Dan the man

    1 Trillion Dollars for a fighter that will probably never see any action! Untill they start firing the top people in the Pentagon this craziness will not stop! They feel there so immune to all of this! Untill big jobs start going they won't get the message!

    November 25, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Reply
  13. Richard

    We could save wasting a LOT of money by curbing global American adventurism. Cutting a few jobs at the Pentagon is directed to placating fools.

    November 25, 2011 at 7:48 pm | Reply
  14. Common Sense

    As Senator Rand Paul has previously stated, the defense budget will not be "cut" like the masses thing it would be. In fact, it is the INCREASE in the defense budget that will be cut going forward. Even with the "cuts" the defense budget as a while will STILL increase! That is the wonder of the Military-Industrial Complex!

    November 25, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Reply
    • markodavid

      You got it exactly right.The corporations now rule this world.National governments are powerless against them.Cut your consuming and buy NOTHING.Shut off the TV and talk to your family.Grow at least some of your own food.Glue your shoes and patch your clothes America will never return to affluence for the 99%.It is Asia's time now.Get used to it

      November 28, 2011 at 11:48 am | Reply

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