Skip to main content

SecDef Hagel trotted out a Wall Street friendly 2015 defense budget yesterday and true to form, it singles out military personnel (and families) to pay for austerity.  They must think the American people are oblivious and detached.  The video highlights the issues.

More at The Real News

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

  •  The President submits the proposed budget to (1+ / 0-)
    Recommended by:

    Congress so this is Pres Obama's proposal.

    The US should have a smaller military and a smaller military mission.  

    Maybe Democrats in Congress will fight eliminating the types of cuts the diary discusses.

    The most important way to protect the environment is not to have more than one child.

    by nextstep on Tue Feb 25, 2014 at 10:29:54 AM PST

    •  This is known as the President's Annual (1+ / 0-)
      Recommended by:

      Dead-on-Arrival Budget Proposal.

      I this case, Hagel is just catching today's spears. The other cabinet officers will have their turn.

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site