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Democrats Step Up for Big Business Defense Contractors

Kirk72 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 6:30 AM
So we are still selling the lie about the sequestration cuts. Can anyone here tell me how 100 billion dollars cut from a 3.8 trillion dollar budget will cause this? That 100 billion does not all come from defense, and that is a fact. About half does. That's 50 billion, yes a lot of money. Have you noticed that the military is acting like the big city progs, If forced to cut, they threaten to cut firemen, copes, ect. How about this military, cut your diversity training, your green department, and I'm betting there are other things you could do with out.
Chestertonfan Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 7:23 AM
Bingo. A corollary of your point is that $100 billion isn't nearly enough to put a serious dent in the annual deficit.
clarityseeker2 Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 8:08 AM
Where did you come up with that $100 Billion number? That is NOT what is at risk here.
Texas Jim Wrote: Feb 07, 2013 8:12 PM
the cuts take place over 10 years - $50B domestic and $50B defense. That's about $100B per year.
In a surprising role reversal, Democrats have been pushing to repeal cuts to the budget of the Department of Defense that are scheduled to go into effect on March 1 as part of the budget sequester. White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and Defense Secretary Leon Panetta have gone on offense to protect Lockheed Martin, Northrup Grumman and Boeing from losing orders on valuable government contracts.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told students at Georgetown University that a "a dangerous and callous attitude" is "developing among some Republicans and some Democrats, that these dangerous cuts can be allowed...