Dem’s China Bill Harms Military
The Democrats have an idea to counter China, and it reportedly hinders the U.S. military.
According to The Washington Free Beacon:
Senate Democrats have billed the Strategic Competition Act as a “comprehensive” check on Chinese aggression, but the legislation fails to deliver on the national security funding necessary to realize its goals, according to former defense officials and Republican critics.
The $7.7 billion spending proposal will pay for dozens of studies of China’s tactics to gain diplomatic and technological influence worldwide, but it offers little in terms of American national defense. The lion’s share of cash in the bill helps promote global press freedom and increases foreign aid. And its defense-related funding focuses on training, arms sales, and cooperation with allies, with little focus on improving the size and readiness of the U.S. military. Instead, the legislation offers $10 million to build democratic institutions in Hong Kong and millions of dollars dedicated to reforming U.S. engagement at the United Nations to counter China, among many other soft-power initiatives.
Members of the House Armed Services Committee argue Senate Democrats are asking the Defense Department to do more with less. The legislation’s funding is enough to close the $7 billion funding gap between the 2021 defense budget and the shrinking 2022 budget after inflation. But Rep. Rob Wittman (R., Va.) said the demands for a modern fighting force will not be realized if Democrats do not increase the defense budget.
Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) is spearheading the legislation, which calls for increased technology research, more diplomatic checks on Beijing, as well as larger troop deployments in the region. The majority of the bill’s funding, however, is directed to initiatives outside of the Department of Defense. Menendez, who did not return requests for comment, said he hopes the package will begin a “cascade” of activity to confront the Chinese Communist Party, and that his bill meets the China challenge on every front, including militarily.
Experts from the Trump administration have called the bill an unfunded mandate/
The Democrats are trying to fix everything that WAS NOT BROKEN!!! Just because Trump was successful at coming up with solutions to actual problems, the DumoRats can’t stand it because they have no solutions to anything but to blame and call everyone racist.
Fund our military is a mandate from the citizens. If they do not they are absolutely destroying this country more and more. Evil is alive.
Give me the $7 bil and I’ll tell them exactly what the CCPs tactics are. They need to look no further than the current illegal WH resident, his crackhead son and the rest of the members of his crime family. There’s the tactic. All the Chicoms have to do to is pay the “Big Guy” his 10% and they can walk in without firing a shot.
Wow, every day the Administration is full of surprises. Giving China all that money and they are the agressors. The payment to them is to make sure they have fuel for the planes, restock missiles, and ammo. That way when there is a conflict for our Armed Forces won’t have the funds to purchases the needed items to fight a war. I spent 26+ years in the Army as a Maintenance Officer, We had to live through restrictions but today it looks to me like they want the Armed Forces as an encounter Group, not Soldiers that cant fight.
Please Mr. President turn from your ways and make the Armed Forces Great again. America’s Freedom was not achieved by Encounter Group. Our Freedom was bought and paid for by the soldiers that gave “ALL”.