Its About Time: Peace Through Strength

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President Trump praised the Military this week, promising to give them the “largest pay raise in over a decade” and even suggested creating a new military branch.

Trump was in California this week to speak at events and tour the new border wall prototypes.

San Diego This Week

Speaking to thousands of military personnel at the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, California on Tuesday, Trump thanked the crowd:

“I have a message for you straight from the heart of the American people, and you know what that is — we support you, we love you and we will always have your back like you have ours.”

Trump blamed the “underinvestment” in the Military by the Obama Administration, saying that the US Armed Forces has had to “do more with less.” He brought up a range of issues from deferred modernization and maintenance as well as the old equipment and the fact that the men and women in uniform have “fewer ships” and “fewer planes” than they should. “And fewer of you than we should.”

Peace Through Strength

Saying that the Trump Administration wants to see “peace through strength, Trump said:

“I’m talking the largest military buildup since Ronald Reagan, and one of the largest buildups in the history of our nation. We are investing in the greatest weapon, the most beautiful weapon. Our most brilliant weapon — you.”

This includes the “largest pay raise in over a decade,” saying that the Forces deserve it. He went on to talk about the “pretty good job” the White House is doing with North Korea, saying that he hopes that “something very positive will be coming out of it,” but “we’ll see” and they still must be prepared.

Space Force?

Along with a stabilization of military pay and pensions, Trump suggested that they would start looking up more often when it comes to keeping America safe.

“Space is a war-fighting domain, just like the land, air and sea. We may even have a Space Force — we have the Air Force, we’ll have the Space Force, you know, the Army, the Navy.”

The Space Race is back on, and this time it sounds like Trump wants to make sure that the States is the clear winner over Russia. This should cause universities and colleges all over the world to praise Trump for pushing the limits on exploration and technology, but they’ll probably just cry about climate change than celebrate that scientists will soon have an amazing new venture to join.

ISIS

The “Jay Vee” team has been pushed back, and Trump announced that the coalition has “liberated almost 100% of ISIS territory.”

“We took off the gloves – in one year we did more damage to ISIS than the other administration — a certain other administration — did in many years… you did a great job… ISIS never thought this would happen.”

‘Military Will Now Be Stronger Than Ever Before’

Last month Trump tweeted praise for a $400 bill spending bill that included increases for the Defense Department. He blamed loser Republicans for allowing Democrats to take control and forcing Trump to sign an “increase” in “spending on things we do not like or want” in order to “take care of our Military.” He ended with a call to elect more Republicans in 2018.

Trump Admin: Switch $38k item for $30 Walmart Special

One of the reasons Trump won the election was his promise to save money by looking for hundreds and thousands of small ways instead of making huge cuts from the top. One of the ideas approved by the Trump administration was to switch a $38,000 piece of military equipment with a $30 Xbox controller. Not a bad idea! Controllers are easy to use, comfortable for hours, and most the military guys under the age of 35 are already used to them. They can be cleaned with a bit of rubbing alcohol, and even kids know how to take one apart and oil the internal components if it gets a bit stiff. Best of all, you can buy them at WalMart and you don’t have to call up Lockheed Martin whenever they break.

Flashback: Paul Ryan Cuts Military Pensions

During the Obama era, Republican House Leader Paul Ryan was a part of the budget compromise that cut military pensions in order to battle the rising deficit. The 2013 cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) affected military retirees under the age of 62 and was projected to decrease the deficit over the next decade by $7 billion.

Sources: MSN 

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