The Military Pays the Price for Obama’s Agenda

Ben Johnson,

As Barack Obama surrounds himself with smiling teachers grateful he talked vacationing Congressmen into squeezing taxpayers for another multi-billion dollar bailout, Americans should envision another scene: the U.S. soldiers who are paying the price for Obama’s economic agenda.

Last night, on the eve of today’s vote, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced a new set of “reforms” to the defense budget that “will ensure that our nation is…more fiscally responsible.” (Insert laugh track.) Gates said he will close the Joint Forces Command in Norfolk, cut “50 generals and admirals and 150 top civilians over the next two years,” and eliminate approximately one-third of current spending on civilian contractors. The secretary admitted a “substantial number” of the 2,800 military and civilian positions will be liquidated, guessing the loss will save $240 million.

Welcome to the Obama recovery.

While the bailouts proceed apace, next year’s defense budget barely holds pace with inflation.  Obama admitted in Washingtonese that he targeted the DoD for reduction, saying his drive to “cut waste and inefficiencies that squander the people’s hard-earned money” is “particularly important when it comes to our national defense.”

The plan will also pare down pay for military officers who act as “mentors” to others.

The  nation’s fighting men and women seem to be the only ones tightening their belts in D.C. The New York Times reports today, “The Labor Department has hired 250 new wage-and-hour investigators” to harass hospitals and nursing homes suspected of not paying employees overtime. The move represents “a staff increase of one-third.”

Last week, Obama hiked the salaries of two million federal employees.

Yesterday, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac asked Treasury for a combined $3.3 billion, bringing their total bailout to more than $150 billion. And today, Obama announced he’s spending $600 million to prevent foreclosures in five states. Reuters news service notes, “the average homeowner will benefit by about $10,000 over the life of the program, which ends two months after President Barack Obama next faces voters in 2012.” Among those benefiting from the election-year boon is the bellwether state of Ohio.

Conversely, most of Gates’ announced military cuts are located in southern Virginia, the most reliably Republican part of the state currently run by Bob McDonnell. Obama has a history of strategically eliminating Republican jobs.

And of subordinating national defense to his own agenda. The New York Times reported that last summer when Gen. Stanley McChrystal wrote Obama that he needed 40,000 troops or we risked failure in Afghanistan, “The president seemed in sticker shock, watching his domestic agenda vanishing in front of him.”

Barack Obama’s selective bailouts and cuts prove the president still sees the military as his personal piggy bank for socialism.

About Ben Johnson

Ben Johnson is the editor of several conservative websites. A seasoned journalist, he has broken a host of news stories of national importance and written sizzling editorials that started the nation talking. A former talk show host, he has been a guest on The Michael Savage Show, Nothing But Truth with Crane Durham, Crosstalk on VCY America, The G. Gordon Liddy Show, The Bob Dutko Show, and scores of local programs. The Managing Editor of FrontPage Magazine (2004-2010) and previously its Associate Editor (2003-2004), he is the author of three books. He maintains his own website,, which you can view here. You can contact him here.
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30 Responses to The Military Pays the Price for Obama’s Agenda

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  2. waltjr says:

    Let the borders be wide open to all kinds of criminals and Islamic Terrorists being trained in South America, cut the defense bill, are we feeling safe in American under Obama?? What is it going to take? Another 9/11 before we wake up and understand what this person that occupies the peoples house is doing to our security?

    • Judy says:

      9-11 will look like the work of amateurs compared to the next one, Walt. He's just opening the doors wider and wider. And don't you think it is a bit strange that he has not said ONE WORD about the deaths of the 6 Americans in Afghanistan? The six UNARMED Medical team. Why do we have to continue taking this from him? Is there no one at all to take a stand and get him before an ethics panel? Boy, talk about being in a mudslide…those Chinese only think they've seen disaster……they oughta be here…..

      • waltjr says:

        I agree with you 100% Judy it will be a very sad and heartbreaking day when we will be attacked again just like 9/11 but only worse.

        Obama did not say anything about the UNARMED medical team in Afghanistan who were brutally slaughtered by a group for the sake of Islam, their god Allah, their only crime according to Shari'a Law was because they were Christians. B. Hussein Obama would not admit Muslim's would kill Christians in the name of Allah and accordance to Shari'a Law, it would go against his Muslim roots.

        • viking says:

          Actully the muslems are all confused. Have you seen them pray. The butt gas must be terrific. Remember the bunch that was praying in the wrong direction from Mecca. Actually they think Allah is a good god but really is the devil. Our God say`s do not kill. Their God say`s kill them all. Which is the right god and which is the devil. They think they are going to heaven but will be in the arena of hell. We just need to send them there faster.

          • waltjr says:

            Viking you have nailed it about our G-d is a loving G-d.

            The Muslim state their god Allah is why they are murdering anyone who is an Infidel and all good Muslims are to murder the Kafir and destroy their houses of worship, then build a Mosque on top of where their atrocities occurred so all the Kafur's can remember their blood thirsty triumph.

      • eddiew1 says:

        Because our Congress…knows he is not an American Citizen, but are group oriented, and as a group are gutless in kicking him out!!! The supreme court ( I was going to capitilize S and C but it's unworthy) are also afraid to take a stand!! afraid of the CFR?? I sure don't know! Obama needs his ass kicked out, and he's laughing at the people who are concerned about his citizenship…he thinks it's funny!!

  3. Rip says:

    The one consolation I have to all this, is that the socialist gun grabbers have already given up their guns (Yeah Right ! LMAO) I fear that even with the election of conservative republicans, We will see a refusal by those currently in office to vacate Washington, I fear that I will HAVE to, dig up My guns and do as My ancestors did, and that is to exercise My right as a sovereign to CHANGE a corrupt government. I do NOT fear death, Nor do I fear that I will be alone in this battle. What I do fear is the ongoing Rape of our constitution and our way of life, and the disrespect and defecation on our declaration of independence By barack obama , nancy pelosi And harry reid (I hope the lack of capitalization of these names is taken as disrespect !) I Have NO respect For those who do Not respect the founding documents of this country….. I Know In My heart that 90% of the military will side with WE THE PEOPLE ! the problem is that omamas boy has sent Most of our military people to the far reaches of the planet and has tried to build an illegal internal army (His version of a Red Guard) an army that He hopes to use against U.S. as soon as He can push us into a race war ……….. I truly believe that the majority In the U.S. can see through the B.S. Spewing from the mouth of this Pile of excrement in office……… We have less than 90 days till the Mid term elections……… that is also the length of time we have to gather supplies for the coming bloodbath should the powers of Martial Law be invoked (which would be done to keep us from voting) Stay vigilant and keep your guns and powder hidden ! the time of reckoning is very near

    • Torn says:

      Suggesting a coup? Tsk, tsk. Traitors are dealt with severely. If you believe martial law will be invoked, you are more paranoid than I thought possible. Just because the guy you wanted in lost, doesn't open the door to rebellion.
      You speak of the founding documents of the country, yes the current president's predecessor did more to disassemble the constitution that anyone is history.
      Hopefully your side is lead by people like you…should make the elections easy.

    • viking says:

      Rip you have it right. Actually it`s easy to shut down these clowns and traiyors in the government. Come april 15 if i50 million tax payers get some balls don`t send in their taxes. If the word goes out soon the the tax payers have had enough and won`t pay for and will not pay for all the give away`s and government bonds, and wastful spending any more. It will all come to a screeching halt. If the IRS tries to prosecute anyone. We all send that person a dollar and bury the IRS. Beside with no money the IRS won`t get anymore paychecks and will have to go out and get a job. Just a thought. They buried us in debt. Let them pay for it.

  4. Rip says:

    Seems that We ought to be able to Name Bo in a wrongful death Suit in the deaths of our Military people, He is willfully withholding support and getting Our people KILLED

    • Torn says:

      So should Bush be held liable for not supplying enough front line men with body armour? Some of you people are daft. How many billions went missing in Iraq so far?

  5. RacerJim says:

    Obama is America's foremost enemy. Time for a military coup.

  6. Ralph Kautz says:

    Obama is punishing Virgina like Nixon punished closing Otis AFB.Obama doesn't like the fact that Virgina has challenged Obama Care and won the first round in Court.

    • eddiew1 says:

      Never thought of that, but it certainly makes sense!!! I think he is against our military anyway, and wants to weaken us as a Nation…no….destroy us as a nation, and he's doing a very good job of that!
      If we can't change things in Nov, because he got amnesty, and they vote democratic….we are done as a viable Nation…all that's left is the one world government and the new world order..I Hope to God I'm wrong!!!

      • mzmat says:


  7. Carol says:

    Gates made the statement that the military was going to be cut because of the bad situation in regard to the economics. If they are so bad why in the hell did that arrogant ugly varmint b-t-h that lives with the muslim communist take a vacation with very much of the trip being paid by the tax payers. The one hundred and seventy eight thousand that we paid for the plane trip would have bought many families groceries that do not know how they are going to survive. Also we paid for her protection which in my opinion if she wanted her broad a$$ protected let the ugly b-t-h pay for it her self with some of the Chicago money. Think about all that could have been done for our un-employed!! Remember the statement he made that he and the ugly varmint felt the Americans pain!!!!!

  8. Short and simple,

    The military is not run by the unions, otherwise they would be vigorusly increasing the number of enlisted men and aching to send them to the southern border.

  9. mzmat says:


  10. billwhit1357 says:

    Don't you just love how the Obambi's tell Americans that we have to tighten our belts, while they go on lavish luxurious vacations, spending taxpayer dollars in other countries instead of America? Does anyone actually believe that if the American People rose and took back our country, kicking Obambi out the door, that the military would actually come to his aid? I don't! Sue, some politically oriented military brass would try to muster up a group to aid Obambi, but the regular soldier doesn't listen to those office sitting nose pickers, only to those who are close to them. If things don't make a drastic change in November, and the Demonrat and Rino Feces is not Flushed Down that Washington Toilet, then it will be time to take up Arms!

    • jos says:

      I often wondered,if the rank-&-file of the military, the privates, etc., would ignore Obamas orders if We the people wanted to take back our country.

  11. Bill says:

    said it before and will say it again, we the people need to oust this Pretend foreign born, Muslim, Socialist president while we still have a country, and again, WE must not support his amnesty, his open border policy, his attack on the American workers by allowing thousands of Illegal invaders into this country, NO American Union, NO Mexican highway across America to Canada, and NO WORLD GOVERNMENT, NO NATO IN AMERICA, AND GET US OUT OF NATO, DISSOLVE FEMA rebuild something with much less power especially where our constitution and bill of rights are involved, with out the powers to put us under Martial Law, there itching to use this to destroy us as a country!!!!, AND NO OBAMA PRIVET ARMY! the fucking socialist is building armed groups and dismantling our standing Military for his own privet home land attack on the American People. Do away with the IRS and put in a sales tax to replace it where all pay the same tax amount that the IRS now gouges from a few of us, and we will stand as a better nation.

    • viking says:

      Hitler did the same thing. Remember the brown shirts. Welcome to the on going building of the obama dictatorship and socialist rule.

  12. tina says:

    Gates is an empty suit-bought and paid for.

  13. William L. Sasman says:

    I guess when obama gets done cutting our military apart and giving them less money he will have added more jobs to where. His money going for more teachers is a waste of time. The teachers union are already standing waiting for the money they will get from this last give out. To many egg heads in the teacher field has not helped get our kids the kind of schooling they need in this world today.

  14. Virginia says:

    Our men and women, I bet, are more confused than we are! Why is this kind of behavior being allowed? Why does a dog lick himself? Because he can! I am truly sick of this mess and don't understand why it can't be stopped. I don't give a "rats" a$$ about the people in Washington let alone the president….I just hope they get whats coming to them.

  15. Elderlost says:

    Obama is working at buying votes. He’ll get them from teachers, police, firemen.. .all unions folk… so he has to have goodies for them! He won’t get the votes from the military… so why give them anything. He's Big Daddy handing out the candy bars to his favorites… and if you don’t qualify under that heading… too bad! He said he knows all about politicing… And he’s good at that! One day he will have to account for his actions… rather sooner than later as far as I’m concerned.

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