The Marine Corps Recruit Depot at Parris Island, SC hosts an annual 4th of July event. Bands, troops in uniform and fireworks draw thousands of area residents. It's a great way for the military to stay connected to the local community. But not this year. No public events on the base this 4th of July. The same at many other bases around the country. The men and women who risk their lives to defend the freedom we celebrate on this day will have to make other plans.
Why? Obama's sequestration budget cuts. Congressional Republicans offered Obama special legislation which would allow him to prioritize cuts that might have saved the 4th of July but he refused. But there were no cutbacks in Obama's travel plans for the last few months including $60-$100 million which the government estimated would be the cost for the Obama Families trip o Africa.
While military families around the country will go without fireworks budget cuts won't stop Obama from hosting a 4th of July blowout at the White House. Surprise!
HAPPY 4th of July!