In 2011, a divided Congress passed the Budget Control Act that mandated a reduction in the federal budget. The act was passed to avert the imminent shutdown of the federal government.
The mandated budget cuts directly affected the military, forcing them to reduce size, weapons, equipment and personnel on a yearly basis. The Republican controlled House at the time opposed cutting military spending, but House Speaker John Boehner betrayed his fellow Republicans, the American people and our military defenses by surrendering to Senate and White House Democrats.
The Budget Control Act of 2011 is still in effect and is still forcing the reduction of America’s military defenses. It is forcing the Army to cut 40,000 troops within the next two years, leaving their defense capabilities at risk.
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