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-- us now congressman Randy Forbes member of the house armed services committee great to have you here.
That the Defense Secretary he was sort cited an emotional -- -- well what I've missed it.
Saying basically you guys are being irresponsible.
Changing the mix -- defense spending risking the nation's.
Lose his supposition this is involving a lot just kind of like the presences -- lot of -- -- -- -- well -- -- -- -- in you know one of the things that.
They've even testified including the sector defenses that.
If these speech.
Cuts going to -- we're come -- but in almost the -- and -- cuts over the next ten years.
That accord to the air force base they they will be on the -- it's not good for us navy says -- have fewer ships -- we've -- hundred years.
We're talking about laying off 150 to 200000 men and women in uniform which as you know would be like doing away with the entire Marine Corps.
And then in addition of that little more than every -- secretary has said -- come out of loss of one point five million jobs process.
How in the world.
Why would you guys have ever agreed to the super committee sequestration I love that first of all or what what a name for what is turning out to be parts.
How did you ever get here well first of all -- and questionnaires that because I never did agree to have voted against that -- spoke against it.
And I tell them of the -- this is where we would be if we pass that fortunately I think a lot of people starting to realize now.
The huge impact this is gonna have not just won the economic impact but the strategic impact on the country.
We've got the Defense Secretary complaining about four billion dollars for.
Thereby risking so much in his view there I know you and your committee that's looking.
The country exits -- our first well.
You guys the Republicans for pushing through something that amounts to a four billion dollar difference I understand the the intricacies within that.
-- but -- and the Defense Secretary worried about or.
Billion dollars when we're talking about a one point three trillion dollar deficit this year -- I think this is getting.
But Lou let me take the other thing I wish he'd been is concerned when they pass that 825.
Billion dollars that -- stimulus package right because if you took that package and the three and -- 47 billion of interest it costs.
That's the exact overlay of the defense cuts that are now proposed so they took that money spend it in one year gone down the drain.
And now they're putting in on the backs of the men and women who serve and -- And leave your lot today about this 1% 1% of our men and women are -- to defend the rest of this and they're the true 1%.
They stand up for every day -- for us every day it's -- we stand up for them.
And they're also trying to but it on the backs of our veterans we just think that's the wrong.
Our -- But it on the back for our veterans 22 put on the back of the men and women -- the country in uniform around the world.
We're talking about further reduction in in -- out.
Further reduction in our land forces.
What has gripped Washington because the challenges are not diminishing even with.
The end of the Iraq War.
Lou it's -- is couple things one is.
We're not doing in long term analysis like we used to do everything six month findings that a fat and ten years Nino when it comes to defense.
We don't plan for -- six months -- two years and we're playing for five and ten years on the -- And that in the second thing is this a matter setting up our orders.
What we're showing the number of our troops stationed around the world huge numbers are showing the the nuclear submarine.
In this is closely.
That camp is being close.
Russia and China China -- taste and it really is coming on strong the -- scary thing.
In eight years the Chinese will outnumber us 78 to 32 in submarines in the Pacific.
Right now if you took surface to surface missiles they can hit one of our ships -- -- 185 kilometers we've -- there's -- 120 on.
They're developing stealth aircraft we have for our production -- for the F 22 it.
That's the kind of thing that time that was sitting up -- what he's doing long term plan.
And what are we doing about.
This country can't continued to put up with the nonsense of we're getting out of the generals in Washington DC -- sitting in the Pentagon.
Have led us into the longest conflict in the country's history without victory.
We are looking at -- a naval fleet that is being diminished to the point that are well arguably will be a disadvantage.
Two and emerging nation I mean this is.
-- the two things we need to do Lou first of -- give the American people information and as to types.
We've called for the audit of the department defense because American people have the right to know where they're spending their money how much money they're spending.
The law requires that they've just refuse to do it we're gonna insist that they do it.
Second thing yes we want events that are part warnings and -- what do we need to do long term to make sure we're guaranteeing the defense -- this country.
And the US interest around the world.
And that I don't believe we've been doing and you're on -- tour defended their -- across the country have the same kind of debate -- defending our defenders dot com making going to get this kind of information.
Will be in twenty some states with people coming out from all across the country.
Talking about just these issues we think it's on that we need to do before November because it's important thing for the direction of the country.
Congressman always good to talk -- thanks for property but.
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