Mission accomplished, Obama! YOUR plan starts military decimation!Army lays out state-by-state cuts in report militarytimes.com/news/2013/02/a…
— GretchenInOK (@GretchenInOK) February 20, 2013
And here is the article referenced:
Tom Vanden Brook – USA Today – Posted : Tuesday Feb 19, 2013 18:21:57 EST
The Army estimates automatic budget cuts scheduled to take effect March 1 will have a $15 billion economic impact and affect more than 300,000 jobs nationwide, according to documents obtained by USA Today.
Hardest hit states include Texas, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Among the least affected: Delaware, Wyoming, Montana and Rhode Island.
The military faces $500 billion in budget cuts over 10 years from sequestration — automatic budget cuts. The Army anticipates that it will need to slash $18 billion in spending by the end of this fiscal year on Sept. 30.
“It reaffirms what we have continued to say about the serious implications that sequestration will have on our national defense and broader economic well-being,” said Mike Amato, a spokesman for the House Armed Services Committee, said in a statement.
More at the link; the Army document can be found here.
Your Editor does not particularly like the form of the sequester, but he certainly likes the amount, and only wishes that it were significantly larger. Far less should be cut from the military, and far more from domestic spending programs, but regardless of from which programs the cuts are to be made, cutting federal spending is essential.