Thursday, May 07, 2009

Obama Reveals Himself

You can tell how a man thinks by the way he reveals his priorities, because his priorities are reflected in his actions. Obama today announced a measly $18 billion cut in his $3.4 trillion dollar budget.

But where did those cuts occur? Primarily at the expense of the military and the widows of slain police officers.

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration wants to cut almost in half a benefits program for the families of slain police and safety officers.

The president's proposed budget calls for cutting the Public Safety Officers' Death Benefits Program from $110 million to $60 million.

Justice Department budget documents say the reduction is being made because "claims are anticipated to decrease" because the number of officers killed in the line of duty has been decreasing.

On the military side:

Obama would cut nearly $3.4 billion from proposed equipment purchases, such as the F-22 fighter plane and combat systems for vehicles, as well as recruitment and retention for the armed forces.

Widows and heroes, that's who he went after.

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