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Donald Trump proposes cutting FFDO Program

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by Seggy, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. Seggy

    Seggy Well-Known Member

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    thevideographer Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't hurt us to save some money in the federal government. You can't complain about a $20T debt and refuse to cut any spending at the same time.
     
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  3. Seggy

    Seggy Well-Known Member

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    If the government wants to save money, we shouldn't build a 20 billion dollar (plus) wall.
     
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  4. Seggy

    Seggy Well-Known Member

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    Also, doesn't the Coast Guard deal A LOT with border security?
     
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    bimmerphile Open-Air Member

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    Wow, you must be ecstatic! Gotta get those weapons of war out of the flight deck.
    Where do I ship your MAGA flight case sticker?
     
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  6. Seggy

    Seggy Well-Known Member

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    Shouldn't the anger be directed at the Republican President taking guns away from law enforcement as well as cutting a defense agencies budget by double digits?
     
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    bimmerphile Open-Air Member

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    anger?

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    Given that halfway through the WP article it's questioning whether or not OMB staff are on the same page as the President, I'd say assume the budget nerds are responsible for this
    But headlines get clicks and shizz
     
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    cmhumphr Well-Known Member

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    Oh the irony. :rolleyes:
     
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    Actually that's a quote from a Congresman. He also says it makes no sense. And the WH referred questions about it to the OMB.
     
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    It would help the budget if he didn't take AF1 to PBI every weekend. It sounds like he's going some where else for the weekend, but the local scuttlebutt is that next trip to PBI will be for 10 days.

    I can't expect to cut my budget and travel every weekend.


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    Derg Naval Intelligence, MCRN Staff Member

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    I know. I think if the previous administration considered ending the FFDO program, I could foresee marches, protests and "A Day Without a Armed Pilot" marches in DC. :)

    It's a good program, leave it alone.
     
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    I'd imagine the USCG and FEMA probably ID more undocumented individuals than the wall would stop.

    Don't disagree with scaling back the fed, but nobody being honest with themselves believes that a wall is going to accomplish anything towards reducing illegal immigration.
     
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    Yeah, it's just funny to see the headline strategically selected to invoke outrage
    Nobody seems to be complaining about the other $980 billion in the infrastructure package
    But the budget cuts? Only for the wall.
     
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    Part-time POTUS.

    Maybe his internet access is better at Mar-A-Lago?
     
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    Trip7 Stay Schemin...

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    IMO FFDO program is a waste of time and money.

    Hats off to any terrorist that can get beyond a cart, titanium door, and a crash ax
     
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    Not to mention a cabin full of able bodied pissed off passengers.
     
  17. MikeD

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    What kind of cost savings could be realized, versus any reduction in onboard security or overall deterrence?

    Bean counters will ask questions like these, especially of a program that's in a unique situation of never having been able to (thankfully) prove its worth through being actually tested in a real situation, again thankfully. How effective its deterrence factor is, could be difficult to measure effectively, and can be argued either way, depending on the argument.
     
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    Let's save money by cutting a program mostly comprised of volunteers!
     
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    Seggy Well-Known Member

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    The training costs money. According to Trump, he needs that money for the wall!
     
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    Seggy Well-Known Member

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    So you do think the Coast Guard Budget should be cut 14%? I would say the Coast Guard is a pretty effective deterrence in addition to what else they do.

    Do you support the cut to the Coast Guard as your agencies budget would increase?
     
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