President Trump Is Making the Military Great Again, Too

  
Via:  donald-j-trump-fan-1  •  one month ago  •  25 comments

By:   Brett Velicovich

President Trump Is Making the Military Great Again, Too
Military strength and operational readiness serve as a powerful force for peace in the world. History has repeatedly shown that when other countries respect America’s military might, we can accomplish our foreign policy objectives through diplomatic means. It’s only when our military is undermanned, under-equipped, and under-funded that our enemies force war upon us.

Trump is right on to strengthen our military now in the face of the potential threats we face.  Peace thru strength from Reagan is better than peace in our time democrat style appeasement 


S E E D E D   C O N T E N T


President Trump is keeping his pledge to rebuild the American military — and his proposed defense budget for the next fiscal year proves it.

The White House is  requesting  a $740.5 billion defense budget for Fiscal Year 2021, which is about $2 billion higher than last year, and includes a sizable 3 percent pay raise for our men and women in uniform. 

That pay raise would be among the largest in recent history, nearly matching the 3.1 percent salary increase included in President Trump’s FY 2020 defense budget. By contrast, military pay increases were  negligible  under Barack Obama, hovering between 1 and 2 percent for the final six years of his presidency. In fact, last year’s raise was almost twice as large as the average throughout Obama’s entire presidency.

Those who volunteer to serve in America’s Armed Forces make tremendous sacrifices for our country, such as enduring prolonged separations from their families while selflessly risking injury or death. In many cases, soldiers put off the start of their civilian careers in order to serve, reducing their lifetime earning potential.  Starting pay  is nonetheless shockingly low for enlisted men and women, with those in the lowest pay grade earning a meager $20,000 per year — below the federal  poverty line  for a family of three. No U.S. soldier should ever have to rely on food stamps to feed their families, as thousands did  during the Obama administration , and President Trump is making sure they won’t have to. 

In addition to the pay bump, the new budget also  allocates  $28.9 billion for nuclear modernization and $19.8 billion for nuclear security, an increase of nearly 20 percent for two critical functions that are often overlooked by Congress. While many Democrats argue that we should unilaterally draw down our nuclear stockpile in the hope that other countries will follow suit, President Trump recognizes that America’s nuclear weapons are actually a force for peace and stability in the world. Unless we develop a way to stop nuclear proliferation, the U.S. will always need to maintain a deterrent capability against would-be nuclear bullies.

That’s why spending money updating and modernizing our nuclear arsenal is such a wise investment. Keeping our existing weapons and delivery systems up-to-date and in serviceable condition will prevent the need to replace them in the future, and everybody should be able to agree that enhanced nuclear security is a worthwhile use of taxpayer dollars.

The President’s budget also includes $20 billion for missile defense and $18 billion to expand our military capabilities in space — investments that will make it possible for the U.S. to maintain a strategic advantage over our adversaries in all theaters of warfare. The same is true of the funding set aside in the budget for research into artificial intelligence, microelectronics, and hypersonic technology, which are pegged to receive a combined total of $6 billion. 

Military strength and operational readiness serve as a powerful force for peace in the world. History has repeatedly shown that when other countries respect America’s military might, we can accomplish our foreign policy objectives through diplomatic means. It’s only when our military is undermanned, under-equipped, and under-funded that our enemies force war upon us. 

As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised to rebuild America’s depleted military, take care of our soldiers and veterans, and increase investment in defense research and innovation. 

"History shows that when America is not prepared is when the danger is greatest,” the President  said  in 2016, adding that his administration would “deter, avoid, and prevent conflict through our unquestioned military dominance."

President Trump’s FY 2021 defense budget proves that he remains fully committed to this meaningful and impactful policy. 







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Donald J. Trump Fan #1
1  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1    one month ago

In addition to the pay bump, the new budget also  allocates   $28.9 billion for nuclear modernization and $19.8 billion for nuclear security, an increase of nearly 20 percent for two critical functions that are often overlooked by Congress. While many Democrats argue that we should unilaterally draw down our nuclear stockpile in the hope that other countries will follow suit, President Trump recognizes that America’s nuclear weapons are actually a force for peace and stability in the world. Unless we develop a way to stop nuclear proliferation, the U.S. will always need to maintain a deterrent capability against would-be nuclear bullies.

That’s why spending money updating and modernizing our nuclear arsenal is such a wise investment. Keeping our existing weapons and delivery systems up-to-date and in serviceable condition will prevent the need to replace them in the future, and everybody should be able to agree that enhanced nuclear security is a worthwhile use of taxpayer dollars.

The President’s budget also includes $20 billion for missile defense and $18 billion to expand our military capabilities in space — investments that will make it possible for the U.S. to maintain a strategic advantage over our adversaries in all theaters of warfare. The same is true of the funding set aside in the budget for research into artificial intelligence, microelectronics, and hypersonic technology, which are pegged to receive a combined total of $6 billion. 

Military strength and operational readiness serve as a powerful force for peace in the world. History has repeatedly shown that when other countries respect America’s military might, we can accomplish our foreign policy objectives through diplomatic means. It’s only when our military is undermanned, under-equipped, and under-funded that our enemies force war upon us.  https://thenewstalkers.com/community/discussion/49581/president-trump-is-making-the-military-great-again-too

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1  Ozzwald  replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @1    one month ago
In addition to the pay bump, the new budget also  allocates   $28.9 billion for nuclear modernization and $19.8 billion for nuclear security

How is the budget going to pay for these increases????

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
1.1.1  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1    one month ago

They just got 20% increases from the prior year.  It’s not they just now decided to spend close to 50 billion extra from last year

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.2  Ozzwald  replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @1.1.1    one month ago
They just got 20% increases from the prior year.

Budgets don't carry over from one year to the next.

 
 
 
XDm9mm
1.1.3  XDm9mm  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.2    one month ago
Budgets don't carry over from one year to the next.

The allocations attributable to those budgets do.  Hell, all federal bureaucracies have billions of unspent allocations floating around.  They're on the books and carried from year to year. And when they're coming to their end life, the owning agency will find someway, anyway to spend the full amount.  Annual budget dollars are the same.  Come August of every year, they all go on fiscal year end spending sprees to spend every penny of 'budgeted' funds as they're loath to return any to the Treasury as they're all afraid of losing future budget allocations since they didn't spend the previous allocation.

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
1.1.4  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.2    one month ago

So are you suggesting the new budget should not only not increase funding for those programs but should zero them out?  Shouldn’t we have a real deterrent to prevent a nuclear attack on us or an ally?  Aren’t our people, farms, and cities worth spending a few dollars to try to defend us from nuclear annihilation? 

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.5  Ozzwald  replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @1.1.4    one month ago
So are you suggesting the new budget should not only not increase funding for those programs but should zero them out?

No clue what you are trying to imply.

Shouldn’t we have a real deterrent to prevent a nuclear attack on us or an ally?

Are you saying we don't have one?  Why haven't we been nuked years ago?

Aren’t our people, farms, and cities worth spending a few dollars to try to defend us from nuclear annihilation? 

Aren't they worth spending a few less dollars to keep healthy first? 

Does fear mongering usually work for you?

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Donald J. Trump Fan #1
1.1.6  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  XDm9mm @1.1.3    one month ago

And that’s the way it is for better or worse.

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
1.1.7  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.5    one month ago

so the primary mission of the federal government to protect us from foreign threats and keep us safe should be a much lower priority or not one at all?  We need a modern nuclear deterrence that we know will work and we need to have protection in case someone attacks in the face of deterrence so that we don’t have a massive counter launch or surrender as our only options.  

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.8  Ozzwald  replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @1.1.7    one month ago
so the primary mission of the federal government to protect us from foreign threats and keep us safe should be a much lower priority or not one at all?

Has it not been doing that already?  Keeping us safe encompasses much more than imagined nuclear threats.

But I am glad you agree that the government should be keeping us safe from health problems, climate change problems, violent extremists, gun violence, etc.

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
1.1.9  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.8    one month ago

We have state and local governments for most of that and climate change is a hoax and we are our own best protection vs gun violence

 
 
 
katrix
1.1.10  katrix  replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @1.1.9    one month ago
climate change is a hoax

Willful ignorance is a powerful thing, especially when emotionally driven by what someone simply doesn't want to believe. But then, I wouldn't expect someone who thinks humans have only lived for 6000 years to have a clue about climate, or ice ages, or Pangaea, or anything scientific.

Shall I buy you a one way ticket to one of the islands which will be uninhabitable very soon due to the rising ocean levels caused by climate change? You'd be safe, since you claim it's all a hoax - and you'd get out of that state you hate so much.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.11  Ozzwald  replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @1.1.9    one month ago
We have state and local governments for most of that

And federal government for that as well.

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
1.1.12  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.11    one month ago

The constitution well defines the true powers and role of the federal government and the 9th and 10th amendments give the rest to the states and to the people and say that all on enumerated rights are with the people.

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.13  Ozzwald  replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @1.1.12    one month ago

The constitution well defines the true powers and role of the federal government and the 9th and 10th amendments give the rest to the states and to the people and say that all on enumerated rights are with the people.

Yup, and it is part of the feds job according to the Constitution.

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
1.1.14  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.13    one month ago

Much of what the federal government does now is beyond its constitutional mandate.  National defense and border/ internal security are within and the primary reason it exists 

 
 
 
Donald J. Trump Fan #1
1.1.15  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  katrix @1.1.10    one month ago

I mis spoke.  Global warming is the hoax, man primarily caused climate change is the fraud.  

 
 
 
Ozzwald
1.1.16  Ozzwald  replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @1.1.14    one month ago
Much of what the federal government does now is beyond its constitutional mandate.  National defense and border/ internal security are within and the primary reason it exists 

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Ozzwald
1.1.17  Ozzwald  replied to  Donald J. Trump Fan #1 @1.1.15    one month ago
I mis spoke.  Global warming is the hoax, man primarily caused climate change is the fraud.

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Donald J. Trump Fan #1
1.1.20  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  Ozzwald @1.1.8    one month ago

Some Americans loathe the military to the extent that when it’s the topic they talk about anything else or question the need for it.  

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
2  Paula Bartholomew    one month ago

Banana oil.

 
 
 
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2.1  seeder  Donald J. Trump Fan #1  replied to  Paula Bartholomew @2    one month ago

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