The fiscal year 2014 defense budget that was recently submitted to Congress contains many of the same requests that we have seen in previous years. The President’s Administration has a history of continually cutting resources from the Department of Defense. Sadly, this year’s budget makes no exception.
For the past month, President Barack Obama has made numerous appearances from his State of the Union Address to this week’s White House press conference, where he has called on Congress to take immediate action to avert the impending sequester. In his remarks, he demands that the legislative branch find a “balanced” approach.
With less than two weeks before the election, the campaigns of President Barack Obama and Governor Romney are fighting for every vote, while each campaign is spending millions of dollars on advertising and get-out-the-vote efforts. Despite all the time and money, a small but important segment of voters are being left behind as we approach Election Day: Our Armed Forces.
Last Saturday, October 20, 2012, The State published a story written by the Associated Press entitled GOP pounces on Libya raid confusion.
Over the last three and a half years, our country has watched as President Obama's failed policies have not provided the hope and change promised when he was sworn into office. Our national debt has reached a threatening $16 trillion. American families continue to struggle to independently provide for their families and median household income has declined 4.8 percent since June 2009.
Last week, I discovered one of the most corrupt acts I have seen while serving in public office: The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued a memorandum, advising defense contractors that if they failed to comply with existing law, taxpayers would pay any resulting employee compensation costs and attorneys’ fees incurred.
Shortly after the conclusion of the Second World War, scientists across America began studying possible commercial uses of nuclear materials. By 1958, the first nuclear power plant was up and running outside of Pittsburgh, Pa. Today, there are 104 nuclear power reactors in the country with four more under construction in Georgia and South Carolina.
When Senator Barack Obama campaigned for President of the United States, he promised energy rates “would necessarily skyrocket” under his policies. Over the past three years, the President has held firm to this pledge. The prices of energy sources have nearly doubled since President Obama was sworn into office in January 2009.