Obama To Republicans: "Stop Playing Politics With Our Military
OBAMA at Veterans of Foreign Wars Convention, July 23, 2012: And there are a number of Republicans in Congress who don't want you to know that most of them voted for these cuts. Now they're trying to wriggle out of what they agreed to. Instead of making tough choices to reduce the deficit, they'd rather protect tax cuts for some of the wealthiest Americans, even if it risks big cuts in our military. And I've got to tell you, VFW, I disagree. If the choice is between tax cuts that the wealthiest Americans don't need and funding our troops that they definitely need to keep our country strong, I will stand with our troops every single time. (Applause.)
So let's stop playing politics with our military. Let's get serious and reduce our deficit and keep our military strong.