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Posted by Besoeker 2013-02-27 15:49||
#2 Gee, back in the 70s when Congress failed to approve authorization for DoD (repeatedly month after month living on a continuing resolution, which itself went beyond being approved by payday too), we were told to report for work regardless and just hope that sometime in the month they'd get around to paying anyone, so anyone and their families could pay their bills and buy food.
Posted by Procopius2k 2013-02-27 16:59||
#3 I remember that, come payday we (Navy)Were "Paid" By voucher, redeemable when the congress approved, fortunately the Congress DID approve, by next payday, Didn't miss any cash.
Posted by Redneck Jim 2013-02-27 19:52||
#4 Never say never ...
The US Debt has suppos risen US$5.0Trilyuhn every year since the Bammer has been in office.
As per DEBTCLOCK.ORG, the US National Debt was under US$16.61 as of late afternoon yesterday Guam time - this means that the US National Debt could be over US$21.0Trilyuhn by EOY 2013 = January 1st, 2014, sum that most Perts didn't expect the US to achieve until circa 2020-2022.
IT COULD BE AS HIGH AS US$46.0TRILYUHN BY 2020.
IS US INTEL AT RISK OF CUTS - OH YES, IT IS.
* FYI IIRC FREEREPUBLIC > [Weekly Standard] BUDGET CUTS COULD FORCE US ARMY AND MARINES TO REDUCE TROOP LEVELS BY 200,000.
* TOPIX > [Hamilton Spectator] CANADA WAITING TO SEE IFF BORDER PACT UNDERMINED BY US BUDGET CUTS.
Unless something changes, the US won't have to ability to oppose Iran andor China, etal. + still meet geopol, international obligations + planning requirements NO MATTER ANY RHETORIC TO THE CONTRARY.
IFF THE US CAN'T EFFEC SECURE ITS OWN NORTHERN BORDER WID CANADA, AKA A CANADA WHERE VIOLENT PRO-JIHAD ISLAMIST MILTERR GROUPS, CELLS + NETWORKS, ARE INCREASINGLY SETTING UP SHOP FOR PURPOSES OF TERROR, HOW CAN IT TAKE EFFEC MILACTION AGZ IRAN ANDOR CHINA, ETAL. OVERSEAS IN [Treaty]SUPPORT OF ALLIES???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-02-27 23:34||