First, you don't know that defense spending cutbacks cause this or not. It could just have easily been all those thousands upon thousands of small businesses cutting back in anticipation of Obamacare costs. So, don't just parrot what the MSM says. Secondly, I am glad that the president's focus is on gun control, gay marriage, and Immigration reform. I am sure that all of these issues will improve the economy. yeah, that's the ticket.