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FightinTigersDammit
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re: Obama 'prepared, eager and anxious' for GOP sequester fight

Do we really need the ATF?


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Jbird
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I just wish that it wasn't such a piss poor planned evenly off the top haircut approach.


Like USAF cutting aircraft maintenance funding by a third? The oldest aircraft in the DOD reside on the ramps of big blue.


SM6
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Like USAF cutting aircraft maintenance funding by a third? The oldest aircraft in the DOD reside on the ramps of big blue.


Yea, the problem is that for a lot of the USAF's assets they are either so effective that it is cheaper to upgrade and maintain than replace (B-52s). Too late in replacing them when the replacement will surely take longer than expected (KC-135/KC-46 - Boeing is already hedging its cost estimates) or the result of Legislators trying to resist the last vestiges of BRAC and keep the A/C on their bases to keep them open (B-1Bs)


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The Bone is a classic example. Hell the F-16s have exceeded their airframe life cycle. Barney (C-17) has racked up mega hours at an alarming rate.


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re: Obama 'prepared, eager and anxious' for GOP sequester fight
Yea I don't think they anticipated the C-17 usage, but that's what happens when the C-5 has such a low availability.

At least we are selling some revitalized F-16s to our Asian friends.


Jbird
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Funny when you tell people that the Buff and the mighty 135R will be flying when they are 100 years old.


SM6
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You really think the Stratotanker will make it to 2050? Even with the new engines?


Jbird
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Yes reskinned coming off the depot line as we speak. the future 46 will not cover the refueling requirements, the KC-10 is primarily a trash hauler. We haven't got enough tanker capability to cover current receiver training requirements, even if all the tankers were brought home. Plus the drogue missions for NATO and our ocean going brethren add up.


SM6
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re: Obama 'prepared, eager and anxious' for GOP sequester fight
Damn, I didn't realize they were reskinning them. I know that the 46 will never be bought in quantities to cover our needs, but I also didn't realize that the 10 was such a dump. My area of expertise is Navy, and our tanker needs are typically buddy tanking.


Jbird
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The KC-10 is a fine jet but it is primarily being used as a trash (cargo) hauler. Yeah your buddy tanking works out until ancient Prowlers or the Growlers want to get from Whidbey to the east coast.


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re: Obama 'prepared, eager and anxious' for GOP sequester fight
I've been on Whidbey when the Prowlers were making approach runs and touch and goes. I pity the folks who live there haha.


Jbird
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Hahahaha noise abatement my ass!


cjd31
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re: Obama 'prepared, eager and anxious' for GOP sequester fight
House has already passed an alternative package of cuts. If Boehner had balls he would tell the President "take or leave it, we are done, your move". Boehner should then immediately state any tax increase is non negotiable and already applied. Then they need to sit on their hands. Let Obama scream to the media and their base. Their base dems dont give a crap about this, make him bring proposals to us.


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MFn GIMP
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Obama proposed Sequestration. It was his idea so what in the hell is he talking about?


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TheJacer
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A number of key mandatory programs are exempt from sequestration, including Social Security, Medicaid, CHIP, SNAP (formerly known as the Food Stamp Program), child nutrition, Supplemental Security Income (SSI), refundable tax credits such as the Earned Income Tax Credit, veterans' benefits, and federal retirement.


What a deal!


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