Military told to "save every round"as it is running out of $$$

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Grandluxe, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. 10 hours ago
    Desperate times: Marines told to 'save every round'
    March 11th, 2013
    02:01 PM ET

    Posted by CNN's Kevin Liptak

    (CNN) – United States Marines are being told to preserve ammunition and gasoline as a deal softening the impact of automatic spending cuts continues to elude leaders in Washington.

    Marine Corps Commandant James Amos urged personnel in a video posted online Friday to "save every round, every gallon of gas," and to "take every single aspect or opportunity in training to get the most bang for the buck," a reminder of the cuts' immediate effect on the U.S. military.

    The Marine Corps and other branches are being forced to cut billions from their budgets as the result of the spending cuts, which were triggered March 1 when Congress and the White House failed to strike a deal reducing the federal debt. In a letter to all Marines dated March 2, Amos said his branch would cut $1.4 billion in 2013 and $2 billion in every ensuing year for nearly a decade.

    "This is no time to do business as usual," Amos said in the video. "Things have changed. The landscape's changed. We need you to be conservative in the way you do business, I need you to think about conserving our assets, and I need you to become part of the solution as it relates to sacrifice."
  2. wow bought 1.6 billion rounds of the wrong caliber, well that's govt folks.

    conserve assets, how about bring them back where they can be productive citizens again.

  3. That's right. Work on the US economy instead of perpetual war and wasting assets.
  4. More White House bilge... any LIE is OK if it deters spending cuts.

    Perhaps the military, FIGHTING WARS, would have enough money for ammunition if Odumbo didn't spend $6 Million of the budget on a golf outing with Tiger Woods??

    :mad: :mad:
  5. Lucrum


    Isn't this where IQ47 comes in and says something stupid like "Good Job Commander in Chief"?
  6. Why not? He probably pays zero Federal Income Tax, so whatever Odumbo spends of taxpayer money on personal extravagance is "no sweat off of his butt".
  7. Right having an Army is an insurance policy, a very expensive one at that.

    It certainly serves an important purpose but like lots of people they misuse insurance trying to make it do what it cannot or overspending on zero additional effectiveness.
  8. Hey, let's not forget the state dept buying 70 k of his books. That money would probably pay his tax bill.
  9. The military should cut back spending on Kevlar tampons.
  10. Ricter


    Probably true of you, and I bet you get some kind of disability payment.
    #10     Mar 12, 2013