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The Right Way to Cut Defense Spending

smileynh Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 8:11 AM
Yes, we can cut defense. But, we spent $1 trillion on welfare last year. Why do we need 100 weeks unemployment when 26 was just fine in 1979??!?! The cuts in defense, 60 billion, are less than the medicare fraud alone.
David461 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 9:21 AM
Excellent point - but liberals don't care about facts, only that you want to cut school lunchs for children.
Republicans, and many Democrats, are upset by the prospect of so-called sequestration cuts to the nation's defense budget. Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is so alarmed that the day before the Senate took up what became the "fiscal cliff" agreement, he called a key Republican lawmaker, Sen. Lindsey Graham, to express deep concern that the cuts might go into effect. As it turned out, Congress put them off for two months.

Sequestration would force the government to reduce discretionary spending by about $1.2 trillion over the next decade. Roughly half of that, or $600 billion, would come from defense -- a...