On Monday, former Vice President Dick Cheney said that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s proposed drastic cuts to the U.S. Army are “absolutely dangerous” and would cause long-term damage to the military. Cheney told Fox News’ Sean Hannity the proposed cuts, which would shrink the Army to its smallest size since just before the U.S. entered World War II, would have a devastating impact on the ability of future presidents to deal with future crises.
The Obama Administration is proposing the biggest cuts to the military in generations, citing an end to the war in Afghanistan and the impact of sequestration, but critics allege the president and Pentagon officials are engaging in a deliberate and dangerous hollowing out of the U.S. Armed Forces.
The feds have a plan to clean up the smoke wafting from wood-burning stoves has sparked a backlash from some rural residents, lawmakers and manufacturers who fear it could close the damper on one of the oldest ways of warming homes on cold winter days. New EPA regulations would significantly reduce the amount of particle pollution allowed from the smokestacks of new residential wood-powered heaters.
Obama and fellow Democrats are trying to use the annual Washington meeting of governors to rally support for increasing the federal minimum wage, as their Republican counterparts argue the idea is a jobs killer.
On Friday, the Obama administration announced cuts were on the table next year for Medicare Advantage, giving new ammunition to critics of the president’s health care law and disappointing some Democrats. The politically dicey move affecting a private insurance alternative highly popular with seniors immediately touched off an election-year fight.
It has just come to light that the government spent $100 billion improperly caused barely a ripple in light of the government’s enormous budget and the continuous flow of revelations of such waste and corruption that have provided journalists with full-time careers in tracking them down and writing about them.
Last year, when the Syria conflict hit international new, Obama proved what an ass he was when he threatened military action should Assad cross the “red line”, over the use of chemical weapons on civilians. Well, now Obummer is getting cocky again. He is once again considering military action.
On Wednesday a Nebraska judge struck down a law that allowed the Keystone XL pipeline to proceed through the state, a setback for the project that would carry oil from Canada to Texas refineries.