In 2013, the Obama White House put forward a proposal to Harry Reid that was meant to force the Republicans’ hand in agreeing to budget controls that Democrats felt was wise and needed. In other words, higher funding for all social programs and steep decline in the military budgeting.
The operation was called sequestration and was something that Barack Hussein Obama never thought would be adopted. In fact, he thought they’d be absolutely insane to allow such a sequester. The only problem was that Congress accepted it. Then, to top it off, Obama went on national television to tell the nation that Republicans force the sequester. In other words, he lied.
The sequester was damaging in that it limited and cut military funding in a huge way. This was just fine with the Democrats, but for the Republicans, it was a loser issue. Fortunately, that part of the Obama legacy has finally come to an abrupt end, as the House of Representatives has just come through big with a boost to the military budget.
From Conservative Tribune:
According to Politico, the House just passed its version of the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 344 to 81.
The House bill calls for a total of $696 billion for the defense budget, well over the $603 billion requested in Trump’s proposed budget and way more than the capped $549 billion allowed under the Obama administration’s sequester, otherwise known as the 2011 Budget Control Act.
Of that $696 billion, roughly $621.5 billion would go towards the Pentagon’s base budget, with the remaining $75 billion allocated for overseas war funding. Some of the base budget spending would cover an increase in funding for missile defense and a 2.4 percent pay raise for the military, more than the 2.1 percent that Trump had sought.
Included in the budget is money to pay for an increase of 17,000 additional Army troops, as well as funding for several new Navy ships and dozens more fighter aircraft, according to the Washington Examiner.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly vowed to rebuild our nation’s military after years of budget caps, spending cuts and other constraints that have left our fighting force weaker than it should be, and the House of Representatives just did its part to help fulfill the president’s promise.
Let’s hope this new legislation makes up for the lapses of the House Republicans of late.
Source: Conservative Tribune