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    US Navy Announces Just How Badly Obama CRIPPLED Its Forces… This is Bad…

    US Navy Announces Just How Badly Obama CRIPPLED Its Forces… This is Bad…
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    This is just unbelievable. Barack Obama was the worst president in US history in so many ways, but most importantly in that he severely weakened our military.
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    America relies on it’s naval air wing to rapidly project combat power around the globe. But Navy officials now report that over half of all naval combat planes CAN’T FLY!
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    That’s because for eight years, Obama hamstrung the military and failed to provide the needed budget even to perform routine maintenance on these planes.
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    Defense News reports:
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    According to the Navy, 53 percent of all Navy aircraft can’t fly — about 1,700 combat aircraft, patrol, and transport planes and helicopters. Not all are due to budget problems — at any given time, about one-fourth to one-third of aircraft are out of service for regular maintenance. But the 53 percent figure represents about twice the historic norm.
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    The strike fighter situation is even more acute and more remarkable since the aircraft are vitally important to projecting the fleet’s combat power. Sixty-two percent of F/A-18s are out of service; 27 percent in major depot work; and 35 percent simply awaiting maintenance or parts, the Navy said.
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    President Donald Trump has plans to significantly boost the US Navy, but it’s going to take time and a major financial investment, thanks to Obama.
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    I’ve heard and read stories that it’s so bad, the Navy is having to go to plane bone yards to obtain part’s from these plans to fix the one’s they are flying and it’s not just the Navy. Some squadrons can’t fly at total strength, they have around 30% of their planes are down because they can’t obtain parts to keep them flying.
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    Actually Obama didn't do a darn thing. Simply put a Republican controlled congress did that. The congress passes the Budget, not the President. The president simply accepts or rejects the budget they give him. Just so we're clear on who to blame.

    Article 1 Section 8, Clause 1

    The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defenceand general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

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    Gee, do you mean to say that during the time the Dems controlled business the Reps are responsible for their actions? Sort of far-fetched but you continue believing that. Just so we are clear who is to be blamed!

  5. What budget? under Obama did we ever gt a budget passed that would've allocated funding for these needed repairs?

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    The United States budget sequestration in 2013 was the beginning of the end for our military to keep their equipment in the correct level of general use.
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    doing what he loved being a Navy SEAL

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    The budget sequestration was stupid, as it was an across the board cut without considering what is worth cutting and what is not. However, the motivation was to get the public debt under control after years of Republican and Democrat spending without figuring out how to pay for it.

    Time to go back to the good old days, where we just spend money without caring how to pay for it. President Trump will make it happen!

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