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Winning the Defense Spending Debate

layopinions Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 12:32 PM
I believe some of the "billions" in this article should actually be "trillions," specifically the 1.6 TRILLION dollars in tax increases and 2.4 TRILLION dollars in debt. That makes the 68 BILLION in "easy" defense cuts a rounding error. Two things need to happen to restore America's fiscal security: The first is to get people back to work. We need more people paying taxes and fewer people collecting entitlements. The second is for the federal government to stop spending money on things the federal government isn't supposed to be doing. Defense spending is specifically called out in the constitution. So, while I agree we should eliminate waste, the bulk of the cuts need to come from other areas.
OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Nov 16, 2012 12:50 PM
layopinions... you propose seemingly good ideas while not noting that many jobs require skill sets far beyond that possessed by those within inner cities and elsewhere who thrive on welfare and food stamps. Most are unemployable and many are uneducatable... in both cases a hard reality.

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...