Maybe you shouldn't talk about stuff you have no idea about. The Marine Corps has been better funded under Bush than anybody in can remember. I might not like him, but that's one good decision he made.
Silent_Killa: You can hardly blame Obama for your wages getting cut, considering it wasn't him who put them into force. I too find it quite ironic that Dubya would ask so much of you then not give you the money to do it with, however it's nothing new. The British MoD have made so many budget cuts in the last twenty years that I'm gobsmacked that we even have a military at all. Ask my parents. My dad got made redundant. Redundant from the army! It was unthinkable at the time! At one point it was a job for life. Now it's barely even paid well enough to be called a job.
I think others have pretty much covered my point about far left and far right, so I won't add to it too much.