Pentagon Pounds Democrats With Historic $50B Military Manuever
By Mick Farthing|February 6, 2018
Pentagon Pounds Democrats With Historic $50B Military Manuever

Let’s face it: Democrats will do everything they can to punish Americans.

They still can’t accept the fact that we elected Donald Trump over Hillary. So, they are deliberately working to delay, obstruct, and distract.

Meanwhile, there are real problems the U.S. faces. Around the world, nations pose an ongoing threat to our security. Rogue nations plan various attacks. Other governments seek to undermine and weaken our nation. The only thing stopping them is our military, but only if it’s strong enough.

Thankfully, Mad Dog Mattis knows how to get our military in excellent shape and health. And it’s something the Liberals won’t like.

From Conservative Tribune:

According to The Hill, Mattis informed the Republican lawmakers that he would be requesting approximately $716 billion in the 2019 budget, roughly $50 billion more than was requested for the 2018 defense budget.

“I’m not subtle,” Mattis said, “I need to make the military more lethal…”

Mattis insisted that he needed an increase in funding — about 3 to 5 percent higher than inflation — so that he could simultaneously rebuild the readiness of our nation’s eroded ranks and capabilities, as well as realign the military with the new National Defense Strategy that shifts some of the focus away from international terrorism and back toward traditional powerful rivals like China and Russia.

He also spoke of the need for Congress to return to actual annual budgets instead of short-term stopgap measures like continuing resolutions as have been seen for nearly the past decade.

“I cannot maintain the U.S. military on CRs,” Mattis stated bluntly.

It’s a good thing we have a man like Mattis in charge of the military. Gone are the days of limp-wristed, political hacks in the Pentagon that seek the approval of Washington flunkies. Mattis is a warrior. He knows what it’s going to take to make America’s military as effective as possible.

I love the terminology he uses. He doesn’t want the military “efficient” or “acceptable.” He puts it out there: he wants the military to be lethal. That’s what it comes down to.

Mattis smartly reminds our lawmakers that the real threat isn’t terrorists. Over the last year, Mattis has shut ISIS down (that’s what a real leader does, Obama). Now he’s setting his sights on even greater challenges, like China and Russia. Terrorists can be easily scattered and crushed. Major superpowers? They will continue to find ways to weaken and destroy us. The only remedy is to have a modern, fast-moving military that’s more lethal than theirs.

I have a feeling that $716 billion is going to go a long way in Mattis’ hands.

Source: Conservative Tribune

Mick Farthing
Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.
Mick is a freelance writer, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He is a regular contributor for the Patriot Journal.
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