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Old 08-07-2013, 05:31 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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After a disgruntled dock worker set a fire aboard a US nuclear submarine, the Navy was going to repair it and send it back out to sea.

But with budget cuts under the Obama administration, they have changed their minds, and will scrap it.

Elections have consequences. A weakened military is one of them.

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Navy drops plans to repair USS Miami sub

Navy drops plans to repair USS Miami sub

David Sharp, Associated Press
10 hours ago
Aug. 7, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The Navy has decided to scrap the USS Miami instead of repairing the nuclear-powered submarine because of budget cuts accompanied by growing costs of repairing damage from a fire set by a civilian worker at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, officials said Tuesday.

Rear Adm. Rick Breckenridge, director of undersea warfare, said repairing the Groton, Conn.-based sub would have meant canceling work on dozens of other ships because of new budget constraints. He said that would've hurt the Navy's overall readiness.

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Old 08-07-2013, 05:38 PM
 
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Did you miss this part?

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King of Maine and Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire issued a statement blaming the decision to scrap the submarine on the automatic budget cuts known as sequestration.

"We are disappointed by the Navy's decision to discontinue repairs to the USS Miami. Inactivating the Miami will mean a loss to our nuclear submarine fleet — yet another unfortunate consequence of the across-the-board cuts known as sequestration. We will continue to work together to find a responsible budget solution that replaces sequestration," they said.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:39 PM
 
Location: Stasis
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Elections have consequences. A weakened military is one of them.
No, Ryan's sequestration cuts have consequences. Blame Republican intransigence and refusal to compromise.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:40 PM
 
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After a disgruntled dock worker set a fire aboard a US nuclear submarine, the Navy was going to repair it and send it back out to sea.

But with budget cuts under the Obama administration, they have changed their minds, and will scrap it.

Elections have consequences. A weakened military is one of them.

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Navy drops plans to repair USS Miami sub

Navy drops plans to repair USS Miami sub

David Sharp, Associated Press
10 hours ago
Aug. 7, 2013

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- The Navy has decided to scrap the USS Miami instead of repairing the nuclear-powered submarine because of budget cuts accompanied by growing costs of repairing damage from a fire set by a civilian worker at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, officials said Tuesday.

Rear Adm. Rick Breckenridge, director of undersea warfare, said repairing the Groton, Conn.-based sub would have meant canceling work on dozens of other ships because of new budget

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Its probably not worth the cost due to the amount of damage from the fire.

Breckenridge was my CO on the USS Memphis. I knew he would get to Admiral. Never liked him as he a political type, non-personable jerk but you could tell he wanted to really keep moving up.

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Old 08-07-2013, 05:44 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Wild borrowing and spending by Big-govt-obsessed Democrats drove the budget far beyond any territory that Republicans and other normal people could accept. The resulting cuts have now cost us one nuclear submarine. What will it cost us next?
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:48 PM
 
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Wild borrowing and spending by Big-govt-obsessed Democrats drove the budget far beyond any territory that Republicans and other normal people could accept. The resulting cuts have now cost us one nuclear submarine. What will it cost us next?
I see your point, but I believe we have plenty of capability and man-power (sub-power) when it comes to number of subs. The biggest fault of the Miami was the fire set by the contractor. If not for that, it would all be a moot point. Those sort of repairs, and many other types of repairs are extremely expensive.
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Old 08-07-2013, 05:50 PM
 
Location: Flyover Country
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No, Ryan's sequestration cuts have consequences. Blame Republican intransigence and refusal to compromise.
I'm afraid his only response would be......"huh?"
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:02 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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So you are against spending cuts or are you against spending cuts with things you support spending more on? We all have to tighten our belts, even the military. Isn't that what cons are always saying about other programs?
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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It's one submarine. A quick look says you have 71 more, of various classes. Weakened military my foot.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:14 PM
 
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So you are against spending cuts or are you against spending cuts with things you support spending more on? We all have to tighten our belts, even the military. Isn't that what cons are always saying about other programs?
Cons looove spending as long as they control the spending.
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