Maybe not building as fast as Rubio wants, but building
The United States "is not building the aircraft, the long-range bombers, the additional aircraft carriers, the nuclear submarines."
Down from the highest total funding ever
"Inflation-adjusted defense spending has declined 21 percent since 2010, and even if we discount the drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan, it has still declined by a dangerous 12 percent."
Bush meant to say one-third fail the test
"The pass rate for a high school level test to join the military" is 35 to 40 percent.
Want to join the Army? Think before you ink!
"Too many" tattoos "on visible body parts" keep some applicants out of the military.
Military program started under Bush in 2008
President Barack Obama "ordered our military to enlist illegal aliens."
Entitlements are big debt drivers
"The reason we have a national debt is not because of defense spending. What is driving our long-term debt are Medicare and Social Security programs."
Only some Guard members -- and that pay cut is for part of the year
"The FL Guard has defended our freedom in Afghanistan, Iraq, and put their lives at risk; now the fed govt is going to cut their pay 20%."
West ultimately got a reprimand and fine
An Army report stated Allen West "performed illegal acts, merited court martial, faced 11 years in prison.'"
Republicans responsible too
Says President Barack Obama is responsible for pending defense cuts.
Fraudulent contract spending is kind of his thing
"$360 million of our tax dollars went straight to ... the Taliban."
Study examines diagnosis rates, doesn't explain cause
"Active duty males in the military are twice as likely to develop prostate cancer than their civilian counterparts."
The missiles cost about $1.1 million apiece
In the first 24 to 36 hours of the operation in Libya, "you saw $115 million go downrange because a Tomahawk cruise missile is a little over $1 million each."
Florida is more than just tourism
Says the military accounts for about 10 percent of Florida's economy.
No way he outranks the commander in chief
"If you look at the application for a security clearance, I have a clearance that even the president of the United States cannot obtain because of my background."
They talked about honoring soldiers with existing medals
In Afghanistan "the (military) leadership has proposed a new medal, an award for 'Courageous Restraint' ... for 'NOT FIRING BACK.' "
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