Syrian War Would Reverse Military Spending Cuts


America is broke. But, hey, we’re about to have a war on.

While the Congressional debate on attacking Syria on behalf of jihadi rebels in the nation is just beginning, some lawmakers already want to start throwing wads of money at the military-industrial complex that the United States doesn’t have.

Senators John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) spent Monday talking to President Barack Obama and other top White House officials about the need to reverse military spending cuts ahead of a possible Syria campaign.

The lawmakers, along with other hawks, argue that it’s time to roll back forced spending cuts known as sequestration imposed by Congress for the current fiscal year and other reductions in military funding from recent years.

“We cannot keep asking the military to perform mission after mission with a sequestration and military cuts hanging over their heads,” Representative Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, told CNN. “We have to take care of our own people first.”

As the Syrian situation heats up and with the government’s 2013 fiscal year ending in four weeks, expect the military budget to get a makeover as Congress works on a 2014 spending proposal.

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  • dan

    They must have built up the missile inventory again….
    wait until Homeland Security (O’s private army)
    gets sent to the Middle Eastern Front

  • Robert Messmer

    Actually they should leave the military out of this one. Send the NSA, CIA, FBI, IRS, DEA, TSA, SS, ATF, INS, Border Patrol, US Marshall’s, Custom’s, and probably a half dozen more gun-toting alphabet agencies of the Federal Government that I forgot.

    • billybob

      Well we know that they had 1.6 billion round of hollow point bullets a while back. That is not to say they didn’t ship them to another country or war. It has come to the point that anything they say is a lie and it is up to us to try and figure out why they lied about it in the first palce. Don’t fool yourself for one moment. We have become the enemy. It will become more apparent when the dollar falls to almost zero and food and other things will become hard to get. What you are a witness to is the total collapse of this country. What is in your future is a oligarchy of very rich and powerful people running the government. Political parties will take their orders from these people. Our government as we know it will no longer exist! If you work for the government your security will be in your job and your loyality will be your skills to survive. In their world it will us against you, the population. Just look to history. Italy, Germany, Russia, Japan, and all of the other countries who tried to conquer the world. While their own people starved, the army and government workers live very well. Can’t prove me wrong on that one!