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Wars To End War

sam687 Wrote: Aug 08, 2012 10:26 AM
The problem with cutting $500 billion is just that: cut $500 billion from the budget instead of looking at the issue like this: What can we shut down and where can we consolidate. Imagine if we applied BRAC to all aspects of the military and not just Installations. In addition to that, tell Our Allies that They we are going to cut back and that They need to step to the plate and pay more. Even a 20% reduction will yield nice savings. Some wont like it, but when We are at risk of imploding, it will have to do.
On his recent trip abroad, Mitt Romney observed an American taboo by not criticizing President Obama's military policy. But before his trip, he made his position clear. Obama has "exposed the military to cuts that no one can justify," Romney said.

He meant that unless Congress intervenes, Pentagon spending will be cut by more than $500 billion over 10 years under the (bipartisan) budget sequestration scheduled for January. This terrifies those who fear that limiting the growth of the military-industrial complex will leave us less safe.

But is that true? Even if $500 billion is actually cut, America still will spend...