Bush proposal for increased military spending

  1. From Foxnews.com


    Bush to Propose $48 Billion More for Military


    Wednesday, January 23, 2002


    WASHINGTON-President Bush told military reserve officers that he wants the Pentagon to receive $48 billion more in the 2003 budget, the largest increase in two decades.


    "The tools of modern warfare are effective. They are expensive. But in order to win this war against terror they are essential," Bush said Wednesday.

    The money would pay for a military pay raise, precision weapons, missile defenses, high-tech equipment for ground troops, and unmanned planes that were used to great effect in Afghanistan.

    That $48 billion will be divided between about $30 billion for the Pentagon and $18 billion for domestic security that many in Congress urged the president to include in last year's budget.

    More money would also go to missile defense testing that Bush said the United States is ready begin. The president told Russia last month that the United States would withdraw from the 1972 Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, which prevented U.S. testing of missile defense systems.

    On domestic security, Bush said he wants more money for the FBI, sky marshals, bioterrorism research and to create a large stockpile of antibiotics. He also would increase funding for the postal service to check the mail for dangerous substances.

    The president said he wants more coast guard cutters and aircraft to patrol the shores. This would be in addition to the 30,000 airport security workers the government must hire as part of the aviation security measure passed last fall. He also added that one of the most basic ways to increase domestic security is to train local police and firefighters to respond to terrorism, saying they're our first line of defense.

    If Bush gets all the additional money he wants, the defense budget will rise to $379 billion.

    Fox News' Wendell Goler contributed to this report.



    now all this sounds great and wonderful...but just where do ya reckon he plans on getting this $$$ during a recession???
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  2. 59 Comments

  3. by   prn nurse
    It comes out of paychecks ...taxes. The next important question is: "Where will all these military weapons and planes be built?" Watch and see which states and which big companies get the billion dollar contracts. It's payback time. It's politics.
  4. by   3651bht
    How much would peace cost and which states would get the bulk of the funds.??????????????????


    bobbi
  5. by   debbyed
    I believe we saw the price of peace on 9/11/01
  6. by   3651bht
    working on peace... Nothing in life is free... Did anyone see the piece on the Congo last night on Nightline. That might be "Why they hate us so much.." And why someone might be able to come into their country and sway them to hate us more............If I made 65 cents a day to feed myself and my ten children and someone came and gave me a better house and some food and some hope of a better life I think I might do some things I wouldn't ordinarily do.. The problem in the Congo is the fact that the government has systematically killed off most of the adult male population.. Hunger, dispair, back breaking poverty and hopelessness make people do things they might not ordinarily do... Education, food, clothing and hope might sway them to our side. But instead we give them guns and weapons to fight their oppressors and they use them on us... The oppressors are close by and we are not.. We want to push ourselves on these people when it is too late. They have seen war and don't want it anymore.. And when we continue to bring war to them they hate us.. They remember the last thing they saw..


    May the sun shine brightly on you, in peace, and may the wind be always at your back........or something like that.........


    bobbi
  7. by   3651bht
    I didn't watch ( I couldn't bear the thought) but I think MAINE is gonna make out big time.. Seeing as where we are on the Atlantic Ocean.. Something about the biggest increase in the Coast Guard funds in history... Yep I think the Big Guy came through for us Mainiacs today.. All I have to say is whoppie............
    I'd lots rather give my money to a follow Mainiac than a Texas-

    May the sun shine brightly on you, in peace, and may the wind be always at your back or something like that..............


    bobbi
  8. by   nurs4kids
    Originally posted by 3651bht
    working on peace... Nothing in life is free... Did anyone see the piece on the Congo last night on Nightline. That might be "Why they hate us so much.." And why someone might be able to come into their country and sway them to hate us more............If I made 65 cents a day to feed myself and my ten children and someone came and gave me a better house and some food and some hope of a better life I think I might do some things I wouldn't ordinarily do.. The problem in the Congo is the fact that the government has systematically killed off most of the adult male population.. Hunger, dispair, back breaking poverty and hopelessness make people do things they might not ordinarily do... Education, food, clothing and hope might sway them to our side. But instead we give them guns and weapons to fight their oppressors and they use them on us... The oppressors are close by and we are not.. We want to push ourselves on these people when it is too late. They have seen war and don't want it anymore.. And when we continue to bring war to them they hate us.. They remember the last thing they saw..


    May the sun shine brightly on you, in peace, and may the wind be always at your back........or something like that.........


    bobbi
    hmmm, so let me get this right, Bobbi
    they hate US because we give them guns to fight their oppressors??? why in the hell do they take the guns if they don't want them????? i don't buy your logic. so they don't want war, don't fight back..let the "oppressors" overtake them. It is all THEIR choice; we don't have a damn thing to do with it.

    NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEXXXXXXXXXXXTTT!!!!!!!...What is the next thing Americans will be blamed for??? I see this whole "victimization" thing has obviously caught on worldwide.
  9. by   nurs4kids
    Originally posted by 3651bht
    I didn't watch ( I couldn't bear the thought) but I think MAINE is gonna make out big time.. Seeing as where we are on the Atlantic Ocean.. Something about the biggest increase in the Coast Guard funds in history... Yep I think the Big Guy came through for us Mainiacs today.. All I have to say is whoppie............
    I'd lots rather give my money to a follow Mainiac than a Texas-

    May the sun shine brightly on you, in peace, and may the wind be always at your back or something like that..............


    bobbi
    <pats Bobbi on head> okay, honey, you keep smokin' your weed and believing what makes you feel better..cuz we all know it is all about YOU
  10. by   3651bht
    getting the tools to perserve our peace and our borders.. It's about the fact that Maine got something out of it too.... Instead of the big states where most of the influential politicians live.. I don't gain anything from this except some security it's costing me something....


    bobbi
  11. by   3651bht
    whole point, again.. These people are below poor they are hopeless and we give them guns and weapons.. Guns are not edible and they don't keep the rain off your head.. I hope you can agree with that statement. Then their oppressors come back and give them what they really need like food and potable water and medicine and educate them on how we are exploiting them and they use the same weapons we gave them to kill our people..Check your facts from 9/11 the hi-jackers used Our own planes to bomb us... The hi-jackers used our own planes to bomb us.. Fully loaded with jet fuel....Why do you suppose they left out of Boston and not LA or Chicago... And no one has been able to tell me why the Bush Administration gave The Taliban $45 Million dollars in May of 2001...

    Because you see guns and war don't work.. Practically the whole of the Middle East is at war and has been for years.. What has it solved.. The terrorists have been found all over Europe, Singapore, Phillipines, and right here in the US.. You don't get people to stop hating you by killing them... Simple....

    May the sun shine brightly on you, in peace, and may the wind be always at your back.. or something like that............

    Also how much does it cost for several pilots licenses and some cheap living quarters in America and those caves in Afghanistan aren't in the high rent district are they.. Cutting off the money supply to the Taliban is a farce..............You're closing the chicken coup after the fox is inside.............

    bobbi
  12. by   nurs4kids
    Originally posted by 3651bht
    getting the tools to perserve our peace and our borders.. It's about the fact that Maine got something out of it too.... Instead of the big states where most of the influential politicians live.. I don't gain anything from this except some security it's costing me something....


    bobbi
    your bitterness amazes me, Bobbi! You act as if the entire nation is out to suppress Maine or something. Have you forgotten that Maine is a part of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA?? Or are you so anti-American, that in your mind you have declared a separation?? Anything done is to benefit the nation as a whole, not just Maine, not just Bobbi and not just California and New York or whatever you're referring to in your "big states" . Is all of Maine as bitter as you? That may explain your pacifistic views. Hell, you ARE a unwinable war of bitterness.
  13. by   3651bht
    post about the problems raising all this money.. You need rest girl I'm on your side here..


    May the sun shine brightly on you, in peace, and may the wind be always at your back or something like that..'

    bobbi


    Did ya see the statement where I said this was gonna cost me money or did you overlook that. Who's smoking now?????
  14. by   3651bht
    until someone decided to attack us and I chose to defend us... And to think I did it all with words.... Hmmmmmmmmmmm Oh sorry.. I got carried away..............


    bobbi

    May the sun shine brightly on you, in peace, and may the wind be always at your back or something like that....

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