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Republicans Shouldn’t Treat Pentagon Spending as Sacred

88wrenchman Wrote: Sep 18, 2012 7:04 AM
I am not against across the board spending cuts: as a proportion, defense cuts would be much less than entitlements. I think what's aggravating and should be framed properly by the Repubs is that of all the items in the federal budget, defense spending is one of the few that is constitutionally authorized.
The U.S. National Debt has surpassed $16 trillion. Out of control spending habits of both Republicans and Democrats got us into this fiscal mess. The only way out is through dramatically slashing spending across the board—no exceptions.

Both parties must be willing to cut their “sacred cows” from the bloated federal budget. Democrats need to put social welfare spending on the table and Republicans need to stop protecting Pentagon spending at all costs. Or else we will pass on a mountain of debt to the next generation.

At a time when our nation is in a dire...