Jim Hammerle: Holding misinformed

July 4, 2013 

Clueless Holding

In his July 2 letter about President Obama’s Africa trip, U.S. Rep. George Holding itemized all the costs of personnel, vehicles, ships associated with the trip.

Apparently he thinks that the military personnel and Secret Service agents would not be working and collecting salary during this time if not in Africa, and that the ship and aircraft would be somewhere out of service with no personnel associated with them. He thinks that these expenses could be used for directly paying N.C. teachers salaries.

It is outrageous that a congressman could be so unknowledgeable about how the military and the budgeting process operate, but perhaps it is just the predictable anti-Obama disinformation program at work.

Jim Hammerle


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