I agree. Call the Democrats' bluff. They support massive cuts to defense (some would have no problem eliminating the US military all together), and should get them. Then we will see where else they are willing to make cuts, if they are willing to do so. If Obama's rhetoric is correct (it's not), then the economy should take a hit from the reduced federal spending. How's that going to help Democrats in red or purple states next year - especially those in states with military installations?