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The Right Way to Cut Defense Spending

Keep the change Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 7:38 AM
There is only one cut that makes sense and it will never happen. Across the board 2-4% for 3-5 years w/ slight provisions for emergency disaster relief. Shared sacrifice. Skin in the game. Right, Joe Blowhard and all of you left wing addicts?
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...