Speaker John Boehner posted a summary of the debt deal online last night last night after it was announced that a deal had been reached.
via The Boehner Plan – Summary Slides 1-7 | The Gateway Pundit.
Go check out the slides Jim Hoft posted. Then come back….
That last slide is what does this for me. Did you see the bullet point about how if the Joint commitee can’t come to an agreement then the cuts will be made across the board, with HALF the cuts coming from DEFENSE??
So… We have an aging fleet, that is technologically outdated and needs to be replaced. We ran out of missiles in Libya (WTF!!!) and now…. if 12 dudes who haven’t managed to agree on anything yet don’t agree on 1.2 TRILLION dollars in Cuts, Defense will get 500+ BILLION taken from their budget — that is not allowed to come from Military Pay. WTF!!!
Of course, no one is talking about how just 603 American soldiers died in Afganistan under 8 years of Bush, but Obama’s Afgan death toll is over 1000. No one is talking about how dangerous Iraq has become since the draw-down. No one is talking about how much money is being spent to defend Muslim Brotherhood affiliated rebels who are now killing each other off in Libya.
But Oh… if those 12 Congress folks can’t agree… will take have the cuts out of Defense.
Plus, a commenter at Gateway Pundit pointed out that the Joint Committee would, under the framework they’ve been given, have the power to allow the Bush Tax Cuts to expire, without calling the ensuing increase a “tax hike”. Seriously? Boehner expects us to believe this is a good deal? Seriously?
In the words of Whitney Houston — “Oh HALE TO THE NO!!!”
I do not want this to pass. At all.