Dick Cheney: Obama Would Rather Spend Money On Food Stamps Than A Strong Military

Source: Paige Lavender / The Huffington Post

Former Vice President Dick Cheney (R) took a hit at President Barack Obama on Monday, saying he favors food stamps over a strong military.

During an interview on Fox News’ “Hannity,” Cheney criticized a proposal put forth by Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday that called for shrinking the Army to its smallest size in 74 years, closing bases and reshaping forces. The former vice president called the cuts “just devastating.”

“I have not been a strong supporter of Barack Obama. But this really is over the top. It does enormous long-term damage to our military,” Cheney said. “They act as though it is like highway spending and you can turn it on and off. The fact of the matter is he is having a huge impact on the ability of future presidents to deal with future crises that are bound to arise.”

“And I think the whole thing is not driven by any change in world circumstances, it is driven by budget considerations,” Cheney said later. “[Obama] would much rather spend the money on food stamps than he would on a strong military or support for our troops.”

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  • Hannah

    This leave me speechless, after all President Obama is trying to clean up the mess He and Bush made. Welfare was introduce long before President Obama came to office and 85% of people getting food stamps are whites according to all of the surveys.

  • Kim

    I thought the purpose of the military was to protect the American people, if we are dying because of lack of insurance and FOOD, then our current President/Vice President are making the correct choices considering what they inherited with the Depression that is Bush/Cheney. Or should I say oppression.

  • Mitch

    Will somebody please turn his pacemaker off!! ijs