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The Right Way to Cut Defense Spending

El_Loco_JP Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 10:07 AM
Of course the administration always classifies "cuts" as reducing defense, police, teachers, national parks, social security, medicare, passports etc. All the stuff the average American is willing to pay for. Never any mention of cutting welfare, food stamps and all the other unearned "entitlements", upon which, the welfare generations have become dependent. Here's a modest proposal: How about promoting a national policy of self reliance and personal responsibility and eliminate all welfare type spending. We could balance the budget in no time if not immediately.
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...