Posts Tagged ‘Obama’

Plan to close Gitmo delayed

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

News Story:

Plans to close the prison in Guantanamo Bay Cuba are being delayed by the Senate.  The Senate will not pass a bill to pay for the operation without a clear plan for what will happen to the detainees there after closing the facility.  Senators refuse to allow the prisoners to come to the US, and it is unlikely that other countries will admit them into their countries either.  Senators are criticizing President Obama for bringing the bill before them without all details worked out in advance.

Commentary:

I think the majority of Americans would approve of this, as it would be a large threat to National security to have these terrorists on US soil.


Pentagon reform bill likely to be passed by the House

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

News Story:

The US House of Representatives is expected to pass a bill to eliminate massive amounts of waste in the weapons programs at the Pentagon.  The White House is supportive of this bill.   Cost overruns and delivery delays being eliminated could save nearly $300 billion.  The hope is to “inject greater efficiency into the weapons acquisition system and truly ensure that we get the most bang for our taxpayer buck.”

Commentary:

This is a great start.  There is waste and a need for more efficiency in ALL of the US Government programs, not just weapons.   The Pork needs to be cut out.  We should be getting to keep our tax dollars, not sending it all to Washington so our government can squander it.  Although these cuts are only going to offset a tiny fraction of Obama’s federal bailout programs….if only we had cut the pork earlier….