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The Right Way to Cut Defense Spending

Henry VIII Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 9:38 AM
But defense spending isn't the driver of our massive debt....it's entitlements, as is true in Europe...that's our future.
TabSpangler Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 9:51 AM
Just because defense isn't a Ponzi scheme, doesn't mean that the pigs don't squeal just as much when you try to take even a little feed out of the public trough.
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...