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Winning the Defense Spending Debate

layopinions Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 11:15 AM
If we cut our defense budget in half, we couldn't afford to maintain the equipment we have now, let alone develop the technology required to defend us from future threats. You can't just make rediculous assertions and pretend like they're in any way based in fact.

With no time to recover from a thorough election day whooping, Republicans in a lame duck Congress are facing an even worse budgetary nightmare than last year. And they only have two months to negotiate a solution with President Obama.

Last time, as the Chair the Balanced Budget Amendment campaign, fellow conservatives and I were urging Republicans to tie the unavoidable increase in the debt ceiling to a balanced budget amendment. Because it also prohibited tax increases, the amendment would have required balance to be achieved through necessary cuts throughout the federal government.

But in...