States heavily dependent on the Military bases and more, from the Federal kitty that's mostly borrowed, along with the wasteful Defense Industries spending will be going Ballistic over these proposals!! They're also the states with the loudest War Cheer Leaders, as well as refusing to Sacrifice themselves thus free wars and decades of the results from. Ignoring the oh so many many issues of the veterans who return from these military operations theaters as well as the many issues caused by these wars as to needs of enhanced national security, ignoring means no need to pay for thus holding their responsibility, the Veterans Administration, to keep operating under budget and leads to attacks on the agency by those charged with the nations purse strings and those who carry that responsibility, of those who served them, in the Congress, State Legislatures and Residents the states and nation!!
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Pentagon Press Briefing Room, Monday, February 24, 2014
First, let me acknowledge and thank Chairman Dempsey, Vice Chairman Winnefeld, our chiefs, our secretaries, who are here, as well as our Comptroller and our Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine Fox for the work that they have put in over the few months in particular to get us to this point, where we have a budget that we are going to present to Congress next week.
I want to talk a little bit about that today. Chairman Dempsey will also add his remarks, but I am very grateful, and I know that President Obama is very grateful, to these men and women who have spent an awful lot of time – and the people they represent and their services – in putting this together.
I particularly want to note that the Comptroller, Bob Hale, this will be his last budget unless we call him back into duty after he goes to find an island somewhere and doesn’t return calls. But I am particularly appreciative of his willingness to stay through this budget which was not an easy task for Bob Hale. You all know the kind of service that he has given this country and this department for many, many years. And to Bob Hale, thank you, and to all your team down there, we are grateful.
Today I am announcing the key decisions I have recommended to the President for the Defense Department’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget and beyond. read more>>>
What led to this proposal, and the many others these past years, rubber stamped spending on wars, and more, and huge no bid private contracts for public corporations war services, including building a huge private merc army accountable to no one, all borrowed, all off the countries budget books till executive administrations changed, none paid back, and total obstruction of the countries needs, military and veterans in this case especially, since that executive office changed.