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Matt Davies

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  1. eugene57

    eugene57 said, 9 months ago

    The accounting dept. needs to be smaller?

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Get rid of useless flag officers (about 80% of them) and leave the “troops” benefits alone, but, yes, reducing the number of folks in the standing Army can be reduced by attritian, retaining their “benefits”. After all, even though “his” National Guard was exempt from hazard, he was the first to send in the Guard, and keep sending them back, to HIS little wars, so that he could point to how courageous he was to serve, in Texas, briefly, before deserting after he was trained.

  3. Enoki

    Enoki said, 9 months ago

    Seems the balance sheet is mightier than the assault rifle.

  4. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    Just a note, in ‘91 Cheney as Secretary of Defense cut the military by 25% current plan is only 5.9%. What’s disturbing is cutting benefits, keep those, and lower the numbers. Of course cut contracting would save many times more.

  5. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @dtroutma

    Why is this dessert menu printed in a font that doesn’t exist at the time of this menu’s printing? Never mind… if people are buying it, then I guess the selling of it is justified.
    Also, I didn’t catch which of the armed corpses was our current President Bush’s choice for service. Maybe you need to repeat it.

  6. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @eugene57

    No. He is saying that the military forces of those we consider harmful to the American way of life need to be bigger. Remember, all the nations that benefit today from the Global Imperium Pax Americana will certainly rise to the challenge and unite in harmony and common purpose to prevent the global war that will inevitably follow the removal of the U.S. military presence from the world.
    But they will fail, and the Socialist Saviors will finally be able to take control and redeem us all from our original sin of military aggression, and all the scattered sovereign states of the intolerable democracies will fall and be one.
    And then they will come back here and ring that victory bell, just like they always wanted to.
    Rest well, Sid Caesar.

  7. eugene57

    eugene57 said, 9 months ago

    uh, the religious conservatives who want freedom and no government interference do understand they are promoting a future kingdom with a king with a crown and throne and court to oversee the population. No more striving for great things, everyone just slackers and takers.

  8. Hedgehog

    Hedgehog said, 9 months ago

    How in the world would reducing the size of the accounting department increase unemployment? Yeah, those people would have to find jobs, but considering the salary levels, at least 1 1/2 actual production workers can be hired with the extra funds available for each accountant fired. Imagine how much money in accounting costs would be saved in America if we went to a flat tax and didn’t need tax accountants. The dollar amount is so big it’s hard to even talk about it with a straight face. And yet, we continue to make the tax laws (and now the Obamacare laws) ever more complex thus requiring even more highly paid accountants.

  9. hawgowar

    hawgowar said, 9 months ago

    As a career military man, I can say that you can reduce the military, but you had better then expect one heck of a lot less out of them. With fewer bodies you just cannot police as much of the world as before. Constant deployments wreak havoc on the troops and their families.

    Even with current technologies, a smaller military means fewer capabilities. Gut the military and without using tactical nuclear weapons it would be very difficult, if not impossible, to fight two major conflicts at once, as we are currently tasked to be ready to accomplish. So if North Korea goes bat crazy at the sane time Japan and China come to blows, then Iran decides to make war on Saudi oil on the other side of the planet, we’re pretty much sunk.

    If you demand that the seaways and airways remain open and stop tinpot dictators from closing the sea and airways, you need to be able to bloody their noses for them. You must present a credible threat to their own regime an personal safety to keep them in line. Remember when Libya tried to close their end of the Mediterranean? We sent in a carrier battle group to sail international waters to enforce freedom of the seas, Libyan jets targeted US aircraft and we blew them out of the air. The only way we got Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait was to use troops and tanks and artillery. Bombing alone would never have done it and Saddam would now control over a third of all oil.

    The carrier battle groups along with the Marine Expeditionary Units at sea, ready to go, a fleet of long range, stealthy bombers and naval attack aircraft and the XVIII Airborne Corps on notice to deploy, you can present a possible aggressor with so many problems they usually decide it isn’t worth the risk. Which would you rather face – one German Shepherd; or a German Shepherd, a Rottweiler, a Doberman, two Pit Bulls and a gray wolf at the same time? .

  10. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    @eugene57

    (blink) Humans? Where? (blink)
    I love those. They’re hilarious.

  11. Jon88

    Jon88 GoComics PRO Member said, 9 months ago

    accou-nting? Yik-es.

  12. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 9 months ago

    Accountability is, very much, important. Limited resources getting as much bang for the buck, and taking the responsibility to account for the assets we have is vital – especially since budgeting is done two fiscal years in advance.

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