Favorite American President and why. - Page 5




 
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January 2nd, 2007  
Damien435
 
 
Ok, Gator, now in this place we call the real world politics take place that often stretch the bounds of the constitution. It used to be that Congress would create the budget and make sure they stayed within its bounds, over the years that has changed so that the President decides what the budget will be and sends it to Congress for their seal of approval.

BTW, the Pentagon has tried to scale back the size of the active duty forces and then use the Guard and Reserves in times of need, you're looking at the results of that plan in Iraq. When that actually gets put into use people get very angry that the active duty Army isn't large enough to handle the task on their own.
January 2nd, 2007  
Gator
 
 
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Originally Posted by Damien435
Ok, Gator, now in this place we call the real world politics take place that often stretch the bounds of the constitution. It used to be that Congress would create the budget and make sure they stayed within its bounds, over the years that has changed so that the President decides what the budget will be and sends it to Congress for their seal of approval.

BTW, the Pentagon has tried to scale back the size of the active duty forces and then use the Guard and Reserves in times of need, you're looking at the results of that plan in Iraq. When that actually gets put into use people get very angry that the active duty Army isn't large enough to handle the task on their own.

I will concede to your vastly superior knowledge of US Politics and Military Affairs, along with United States Constitutional law, no doubt garnered from your years woking within the realm.
January 3rd, 2007  
Damien435
 
 
Oh, it's not from working within, it is merely from observation. Technically congress should control the budget, but that doesn't really happen anymore. And the pentagon did decide to have the National Guard and Reserves
take up more active roles in military operations as part of the post-Vietnam rebuild and reorganization of the military.
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