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Milt37 Wrote: Feb 10, 2013 2:54 PM
Delta, You are correct in pointing out that there is a lot of internecine fighting amongst the services. However, designing a plane for the Navy, when it has to be capable of launching and landing on a carrier is way different than what the Air Force needs. You can make compromises, but like all compromises, they are never optimal. Usually, you just end up with a horse designed by a commitee, a camel. By the same token, until recently the Marines and Army had very different missions. I do believe there's areas that can be cut. But I always would like to see it as for $1 cut from defense, there should be at least $2 cut from domestic spending.

February 10, 2013

“It will begin. It will last ten years. It will be good for the economy. It will be very helpful,” anti-tax crusader Grover Norquist said recently. The “it” he refers to is what’s become known as “the sequester” — automatic spending cuts in the Budget Control Act of 2011 that were originally proposed and then signed into law by President Barack Obama, after being passed by both Houses of Congress.

Since everyone from Mr. Obama to the backest-bench blowhard congressman argues that we need to curtail out-of-control deficit spending, the...

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