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The Right Way to Cut Defense Spending

TabSpangler Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 11:16 AM
I hadn't read it, but if you are for cutting welfare at home and to other nations, we can agree. Just remember that giving the government a blank check to spend countless billions on defense is just as much about creating wasteful "shovel ready jobs" as any stupid project the Democrats propose.
Marie150 Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 11:42 AM
I agree. But we also know that the military will cut the wrong things.
TabSpangler Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 11:18 AM
And just the same way a local politician says they will have to close the police and fire departments whenever anyone wants to cut a dime, so goes the military in scaring us that if we don't increase spending each year, terrorists are going to get us and win.
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...