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"After backing more military spending for 2 years, Trump now complains it’s too high"
Posted by: Steve G.
Date: December 04, 2018 08:58AM
Yes, Trumpo is wobbling further out of orbit every day.

After backing more military spending for 2 years, Trump now complains it’s too high
President tweets that Pentagon’s $716 billion budget is ‘crazy’
[www.marketwatch.com]
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday that U.S. military spending was too high, an apparent shift from his earlier calls for budget increases to rebuild what he labeled a depleted force.

In a Twitter message, Trump said that he and other world leaders, including Xi Jinping of China and Vladimir Putin of Russia, would have to hold discussions to reduce threats.

“I am certain that, at some time in the future, President Xi and I, together with President Putin of Russia, will start talking about a meaningful halt to what has become a major and uncontrollable Arms Race,” Trump tweeted. “The U.S. spent 716 Billion Dollars this year. Crazy!”

It was the first time the president, who has expressed increasing frustration over the federal deficit, posted a Twitter message critical of military spending, which has increased for two straight years during his administration. In August, the Senate approved a $716 billion defense budget for the fiscal year 2019, an $82 billion hike from the previous year. At the time, the administration and Congress said the increase was designed to address threats including Iran, China and Russia and to pay for a possible sixth military branch, the Space Force.
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Re: "After backing more military spending for 2 years, Trump now complains it’s too high"
Posted by: Speedy
Date: December 04, 2018 09:53AM
Not to worry, those massive tax cuts for corporations and the wealthy will surely result in huge fiscal surpluses very soon.



Saint Cloud, Minnesota, where the weather is wonderful even when it isn't.
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Re: "After backing more military spending for 2 years, Trump now complains it’s too high"
Posted by: steve...
Date: December 04, 2018 10:47AM
Hope this means an end to his parade ideas.




Northern California Coast
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Re: "After backing more military spending for 2 years, Trump now complains it’s too high"
Posted by: Rolando
Date: December 04, 2018 01:43PM
Looks like he received his orders at the informal meeting!



San Antonio, TX (in the old city)

"Trump is a moron." -- Steve G.

"All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing."
-- Edmund Burke
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." Theodore Roosevelt (1918)
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Re: "After backing more military spending for 2 years, Trump now complains it’s too high"
Posted by: Ted King
Date: December 04, 2018 02:02PM
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Rolando
Looks like he received his orders at the informal meeting!

goodone
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