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The Right Way to Cut Defense Spending

DSMike Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 9:51 AM
Can you read? He said thing can be cut...just smartly...progressives just want to whine.
TabSpangler Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 10:30 AM
You appear to be more progressive than I am. And if you believe that they can just voluntarily trim a little waste, you are also naive.
Republicans, and many Democrats, are upset by the prospect of so-called sequestration cuts to the nation's defense budget. Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is so alarmed that the day before the Senate took up what became the "fiscal cliff" agreement, he called a key Republican lawmaker, Sen. Lindsey Graham, to express deep concern that the cuts might go into effect. As it turned out, Congress put them off for two months.

Sequestration would force the government to reduce discretionary spending by about $1.2 trillion over the next decade. Roughly half of that, or $600 billion, would come from defense -- a...