Statements about Military

"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."

"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%."

An Army report stated Allen West "performed illegal acts, merited court martial, faced 11 years in prison.'"

Says President Barack Obama is responsible for pending defense cuts.

"$360 million of our tax dollars went straight to ... the Taliban."

"Active duty males in the military are twice as likely to develop prostate cancer than their civilian counterparts."

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."

Says the military accounts for about 10 percent of Florida's economy.

"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."

In Afghanistan "the (military) leadership has proposed a new medal, an award for 'Courageous Restraint' ... for 'NOT FIRING BACK.' "

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