Originally Posted by BakoTruck
I agree that in times like this, we should cut back. However this is not something that we should cut back on, such as national security. God forbid if something were to happen again and we were attacked. And it could have been prevented by our coast guard, but couldn't because of lack of funds. That's it for BO, he will not get re-elected.
There is many other things we can cut out, like maybe the salaries of those in congress, etc.
Something will happen- It might not be to the caliber of events int he past- but the next time something like Haiti or Katrina happens and the Coast Guard says "Sorry...We just can't" people will be all up at arms.
5 helicopters, several fixed wing aircraft, 5 Maritime Safety Security Teams, and about 800 personnel are all going to be separated and we are expected to continue on. The excesses I see from other services- It's reall frustration.