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Fact checking Trump 4: The Coast Guard

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by PLC1, May 31, 2017.

  1. PLC1

    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

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    We will be building the first new heavy icebreakers the United States has seen in over 40 years.!

    and a wall, and making America Great again, and winning the war with ISIS, and bringing peace to the Middle East, and bringing back those coal mining jobs, and replacing Obamacare with something better, and and......


    So, maybe in another couple of decades, if there is still ice in the Arctic.

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  2. Aus22

    Aus22 Well-Known Member

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    You will not nee icebreakers If Trump withdraws from the Paris agreement.
     
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    Old_Trapper70 Well-Known Member

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    Obama called for more ice breakers 2 years ago, however, the Repugnant ones did not fund it.

    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/sep/8/obama-calls-for-more-icebreakers-despite-lack-of-f/

    "By next decade the U.S. will have no heavy ice breaker, while expansion-minded Russia, with a considerably larger Arctic border, owns six nuclear-powered ice breakers — four of which are operational and 40 overall.

    Both in 2014 and this year, the Department of Homeland Security slashed spending by 73 percent to plan for just one more icebreaker, much less a new fleet. Next year’s fiscal 2016 budget cuts that funding even more, from $230 million to $166 million.

    The current budget does “not state when a construction contract for the ship might be awarded, creating uncertainty about the timing of the project,” says a new report by the Congressional Research Service"


    http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/obama-alaska-calls-more-u-s-icebreakers-changing-arctic-n419336
     
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