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Peace through strength remains the motto of the Republican Party. Republicans support maintaining the most powerful military in the world. President Obama has enacted sweeping defense budget cuts that have weakened our ability to defend ourselves. The Republican Party believes in a restoring the country’s military to improve our ability to respond to direct threats to American interests around the globe.


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Defense Secretary Nominee Doesn't Know What U.S. Spends on Defense

- January 31, 2013

SEN. LINDSAY GRAHAM: "What percentage of GDP do we spend on defense?" HAGEL: "Well, we are I think it is probably 5% now in that area. In our budget, our discretionary budget.... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Defense Priorities: Wrong For Ohio

- October 23, 2012

Obama’s FY2013 Defense Budget Would Result In The Loss Of 794 Jobs Across Ohio, Including 209 Full-Time Positions And 485 Part-Time Positions. “According to a news release from the Ohio Adjutant General’s Office, ‘The net result of the proposed Air Force reductions and National Guard mitigation efforts involving Ohio is that 794 total jobs will be lost throughout the state. Of that, 309 are full-time positions and 485 are part-time positions.’” ... Continue Reading »

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Obama’s Neglect Of Ohio’s Air National Guard Continues

- August 21, 2012

Today, Obama Will Land At Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base In Ohio, Which Would Lose More Than 200 Jobs Under Obama’s Budget. “The proposal also shows Rickenbacker Air National Guard base losing six of its 18 refueling aircraft and about 200 of its 1,150 jobs. That would have a big effect on the Ohio National Guard as well, Ashenhurst said, but wouldn’t lead to a base closure.”... Continue Reading »

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Obama's Clueless White House

- July 31, 2012

WH Spokesman Jay Carney Was Not Aware That Air Force One Will Land At An Ohio Air Base That Obama Wants To Eliminate. REPORTER: "Can you talk a little bit about why the president is going back to the same area of Akron, Ohio tomorrow that he has visited before? And in Mansfield the local paper is reporting if President Obama has his way his Air Force One arrival would be one of the final flights into the Mansfield airport, because the president wants to do away with the mission for the 800 guardsmen at the Mansfield." WH Spokesman Jay Carney: "I'll have to take the question, I'm not aware of that particular issue. In terms of why is he going to Ohio and Akron -" REPORTER: "But that area of Ohio, Mansfield and Akron, I mean he was just there on the bus tour." CARNEY: "There is not an inch of Ohio that the president does not love to visit. It's a great state, my wife's home state." REPORTER: "In terms of Mansfield, can we get you to take that question?" CARNEY: "Sure. I'm not aware of even the policy implications or what issue this is." ... Continue Reading »

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Obama's Clueless White House

- July 31, 2012

WH Spokesman Jay Carney Was Not Aware That Air Force One Will Land At An Ohio Air Base That Obama Wants To Eliminate. REPORTER: "Can you talk a little bit about why the president is going back to the same area of Akron, Ohio tomorrow that he has visited before? And in Mansfield the local paper is reporting if President Obama has his way his Air Force One arrival would be one of the final flights into the Mansfield airport, because the president wants to do away with the mission for the 800 guardsmen at the Mansfield." WH Spokesman Jay Carney: "I'll have to take the question, I'm not aware of that particular issue. In terms of why is he going to Ohio and Akron -" REPORTER: "But that area of Ohio, Mansfield and Akron, I mean he was just there on the bus tour." CARNEY: "There is not an inch of Ohio that the president does not love to visit. It's a great state, my wife's home state." REPORTER: "In terms of Mansfield, can we get you to take that question?" CARNEY: "Sure. I'm not aware of even the policy implications or what issue this is."... Continue Reading »

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They Said It: Secretary Of Defense Says Huge Debt And Deficits Are National Security Threats

- February 14, 2012

Secretary Of Defense Leon Panetta: “Senator, first of all, I’m abiding by the law, the law that was passed by Congress that required reductions that we proposed. And I think, you know, just to your comment, we have tried to step up to the plate and do our duty here. I think, in weighing how you address this issue, you’ve also got to take into consideration the national security threat that comes from the huge deficits and the huge debt that we’re running. We’re running a debt now that is comparable to our GDP. At some point, the Congress and the President have to address that larger issue. What I’m doing here is basically doing my part as dictated by the Congress.” ... Continue Reading »

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