And boy are we not surprised.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama unveiled a defense strategy on Thursday that would expand the U.S. military presence in Asia but shrink the overall size of the force as the Pentagon seeks to reduce spending by nearly half a trillion dollars after a decade of war.
And just how much is Sir Golfsalot going to suggest we cut back on one of the few things that the Constitution actually does allow Congress to spend money on (as opposed to payouts to his union buddies and campaign donation bundlers)?
Administration officials have said they expect Army and Marine Corp personnel levels to be reduced by 10 percent to 15 percent over the next decade as part of the reductions.
The Army’s current strength is about 565,000 soldiers and there are 201,000 Marines, meaning an eventual loss of between 76,000 and 114,000 troops.
Demobilizing in the middle of a war? Now there’s a novel approach!
Keep that in mind, all of those planning on staying at home or “protest voting” if your preferred candidate isn’t on the list in November.
After all, how bad can four more years of Ogabe possibly be?