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Congressmen Concerned About Trump's “Crazy” Defense Spending

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The tweet of the US President, in which he not only spoke about the “readiness” to meet and discuss the arms race with Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping, but also noted the “insane spending” of the US on the military sector, caused fears in the American elites. Moreover, these fears are declared not only in the US Congress, but also in the presidential administration. All opponents are unanimous in saying that it is impossible to go for a reduction in funding. In this case, a variety of arguments.


Congressmen Concerned About Trump's “Crazy” Defense Spending


Thus, the head of the Pentagon, James Mattis, speaking at the so-called Reagan National Defense Forum, stated that a reduction in the military budget "will become a bad thing not only for the American army, but also for the entire people of the United States."

Mattis:
Is it dangerous. I must report this to the president.


The head of the Senate Armaments Committee, J.Inhof, and the Chairman of the Armed Forces Committee of the House of Representatives, M. Thornberry, made a statement saying that it is necessary to increase funding "in order to improve the state of national defense."

Inhof:
We share the desire to level the damage caused by President Obama and to restore our armed forces to achieve the National Defense Strategy.


In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Thornberry and Inhof said that reducing the military budget "will not have a significant impact on eliminating the budget deficit," but at the same time "will have a negative impact on the US defense capability."

Recall that the "madness" Donald Trump called the volume of the US military budget in 716 billion dollars. At the same time, Trump was reminded that it was he who initiated the growth of recent military spending.
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  1. Vladimirets
    Vladimirets 5 December 2018 07: 59
    +3
    military budget cuts "will not have a significant impact on eliminating the budget deficit"[B] [/ b]
    And it is always like this: with a reduction in spending, the budget deficit does not disappear. laughing
    1. Svarog
      Svarog 5 December 2018 08: 30
      +4
      Quote: Vladimirets
      military budget cuts "will not have a significant impact on eliminating the budget deficit"[B] [/ b]
      And it is always like this: with a reduction in spending, the budget deficit does not disappear. laughing

      Now the ideal situation is to inflict a severe blow to the Americans on their economy ... but only China can do it .. and China, as you know, will never do it .. I mean, they would throw off 300 billion of the American debt and a panic would begin ..
    2. siberalt
      siberalt 5 December 2018 08: 51
      -3
      What do we care about the American budget. We would like to see where our money goes. The other day, Putin asked our scientists where they put 400 billion wooden, and what? He promised to ask again. We have trillions of money pumped out of our economy. Whose is this "egg"? belay
      1. Svarog
        Svarog 5 December 2018 08: 59
        +1
        Quote: siberalt
        What do we care about the American budget. We would like to see where our money goes. The other day, Putin asked our scientists where they put 400 billion wooden, and what? He promised to ask again. We have trillions of money pumped out of our economy. Whose is this "egg"? belay

        It’s already annoying that Putin’s trait to ask everything .. but where are you going to trillions of money .. is he stupid chtol? Doesn’t he understand that they are stealing on such a scale that it’s time to hang up already ..
  2. Andrea
    Andrea 5 December 2018 08: 13
    +3
    He enlarged himself, looked and got scared.
    1. cniza
      cniza 5 December 2018 08: 50
      +1
      It rarely looks in the mirror.
    2. Paranoid50
      Paranoid50 5 December 2018 14: 11
      +1
      Quote: Andrea
      He enlarged himself, looked and got scared.

      And besides the banal statement of the fact, the redhead cannot do anything. Rather, they won't let you do anything, if anything. Encroachments on the military-industrial complex and the military budget, "sacred cows" mattresses, are punished harshly, regardless of position and position in society. yes Therefore, the statement of the redhead about the enormity of the military budget means something like the following: "Such a huge amount of money ... oh, horror! .... but what to do?" laughing
  3. Skay
    Skay 5 December 2018 08: 16
    +4
    you can’t go to cut funding. In this case, a variety of arguments are given.

    these are bullshit arguments. The main reason that the feed will be less in the trough.
    1. cniza
      cniza 5 December 2018 08: 49
      +4
      The US military-industrial complex will crush any president for the money.
  4. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 5 December 2018 08: 35
    +2
    Trump was reminded that it was he who initiated the growth of military spending in recent times
    Trump often happens incidents when at lunch he forgets what he said in the morning and in the evening that he said in the afternoon. And the position changes according to the mood or whisper of the daughter with her son-in-law in the ear.
    1. cniza
      cniza 5 December 2018 08: 49
      +1
      These are his tactical maneuvers, and everyone understands something else.
  5. rocket757
    rocket757 5 December 2018 08: 35
    +1
    They have their own zoo, their own panopticon ... it remains only to see how it all ends.
    1. cniza
      cniza 5 December 2018 08: 48
      +3
      If this did not affect us then it would be mono to drink tea and watch, but they climb to us through all the cracks. hi
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 5 December 2018 08: 50
        +1
        Quote: cniza
        If it didn’t affect us

        Yes, for sho do not take it, it still affects us. It is necessary to react in the case, specifically, but it does not make sense to every oddball and sneeze from behind a hill and it’s worth saving your nerves!
        Boom to see.
        1. cniza
          cniza 5 December 2018 09: 22
          +2
          We have no other choice.
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 5 December 2018 11: 03
            +1
            There is a way out if you look well .... all the more and worse have already passed. Already leaving, though not as fast as we wanted!
            Break through.
  6. cniza
    cniza 5 December 2018 08: 47
    +3
    At the same time, Trump was reminded that it was he who initiated the growth of military spending recently.


    But he does not remember that.
  7. 23424636
    23424636 5 December 2018 11: 56
    +1
    America’s military-industrial pimps fussed, kickbacks in doubt.
  8. andrewkor
    andrewkor 5 December 2018 17: 03
    0
    Give Trillion, Colonel Trump !!!