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The Right Way to Cut Defense Spending

TabSpangler Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 10:24 AM
That's an excellent book that debunks a lot of economic fallacies. It's always encouraging to find someone else with sense on here.
TabSpangler Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 11:22 AM
The goal of schools isn't to teach that kind of thing. What teacher would hand out a copy of a book that points out the harm that a union can do?
Marie150 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 10:55 AM
I gave it to my son to read. My 16 year old just finished reading it. I wish they would use it in schools.
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...