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Somebody Should Tell Politicians that the Military Budget is for National Defense, not Pork and Political Correctness

bruce130 Wrote: Aug 22, 2012 6:47 AM
Someone did. Over and over again. His name is Ron Paul.

I agree with George Will that it’s okay to reduce Pentagon spending. After all, the United States accounts for almost one-half of the world’s military outlays, about twice as much as the combined total of possible enemies.

But I also agree that national defense is one of the few legitimate functions of the federal government, so I want to make sure we get the most bang for the buck (no pun intended) from every penny.

That’s why I get especially irritated when I read horror stories about Pentagon waste.

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