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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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Rep. Allen West (R-FL) Delivers Republican Weekly Report

- September 15, 2012

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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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Highlights From RNC Conference Call on Obama's Defense Cuts

- August 2, 2012

"What we're seeing here are these defense cuts which are disproportionately hitting our armed services. It is a Washington deal which is really the latest failure in Washington. Here's what this really means to Virginians - over 200,000 hard working men and women in Virginia are at risk of losing their jobs because of this deal. these are jobs that are feeding families, they're providing customers for small businesses, they really form the building blocks for our economy and that's one of the reasons I opposed this deal from the beginning, because it disproportionately targeted our military which is already getting cuts of nearly $500 billion dollars. And then if this so called commission or super committee failed, not only were there no spending cuts but if they failed half the cuts were going to come from the paramount responsibility of the federal government which is our national defense. And also be devastating to jobs in Virginia, Northern Virginia, where President Obama is coming in today, as well as Hampton Roads and elsewhere in Virginia, but Northern Virginia and Hampton Roads will be the hardest hit.... Continue Reading »

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Politics in Mansfield?

- August 1, 2012

So what came first, the White House being clueless Obama was landing at an air base he was closing or the contrived “mission” for the base?... 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 »

Blog

In TV Interview, Obama Challenged About Local Defense Cut In Pennsylvania

- March 13, 2012

“Tonight, President Obama is responding to plans to close the 911th Air lift in Moon. The Air Force is phasing out the C-130 program, effectively closing that base in Moon. Local lawmakers have been fighting to keep it open, arguing the 911th outperformed bases not slated for closure. In a one-on-one interview with KDKA Political Editor John Delano today, the President says when it comes to military budgets, tough decisions have to be made.”... Continue Reading »

Research

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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