Originally posted by gwgdruid: racism alive and doing well in America.
The only person bring up racism is you.
Posted on 4/13 5:08 AM | IP: Logged
I will first state that I will always RESPECT the President of my country. I will not always agree with all of their policies. That has held true for all that have held office in my lifetime. I will never "hate" the president.
I live in Jax/ St Augustine Fla which has a strong military presence plus a large number of tourist. In the past month I have had a number of young people that have 10+ years in the military that are being forced out due to cutbacks. One young man that was in has 3 children with a 4th on the way a beautiful wife and 12+ years in the Navy. He is being forced out. He is now in his early 30's and has to start over. I understand cutbacks .... I do not understand why we are spending MILLIONS of dollars to recruit new people to join if we are letting go qualified people. I understand a new person is paid less etc.... I would say to President Obama and his staff these young men protected our country and many of their friends lost their life and now you are going to discard them ..... Mr President you nor I served but Sir I have far more respect for what our men/women in uniform than you are showing.
I wish one lead media person would interview a few of the young people being forced out and then have the President why are we spending millions to recruit new people when we are letting others go.
I do not know all of the details but I know the young people I have talked to have been educated and very respectful young men. And yes I have seen the ad's paid for by the military asking business to hire former military people.
Posted on 4/13 6:21 AM | IP: Logged
This is not the President's fault. Sure the DoD budget was cut but the services are deciding where to make those cuts and personnel are the first targets. The only people being "forced" out are the ones performing at a subpar level and failing to advance in rank. I don't agree with targeting personnel at all but to place that blame on the President is probably not correct.
Posted on 4/13 7:53 AM | IP: Logged
If the hot dogs are cold tomorrow it is Mal's fault. The President is the person in charge of our military.
Posted on 4/13 8:36 PM | IP: Logged
Thanks for making my point. If the hot dogs are cold you placed the blame on the Athletic Director instead of the President of the University. So personnel cuts in the military could be blamed on the SECDEF or CJCS.