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Fearing Hagel

zmazurak Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 2:20 PM
This is a litany of blatant lies. I'll respond only to a few. Per the CBO, WITH the sequester, defense spending will be cut by 31% over the next decade. It'll shrink to the lowest level since FY2003 (NOT FY2007) and not return to its current level for an entire decade, and prolly longer. But even WITHOUT the sequester, defense spending will still shrink in real terms from $535B to $521B and not return to the current level til FY2016.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Jan 08, 2013 2:43 PM
Your "31%" is likely 31% of the rate of increase. Not 31% of the money actually spent. Thus if plans were to increase spending by 1 trillion, then the sequester only allows it to increase 690 billion. That's a 31% cut in DC budget math.
Anonymous908 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 6:44 PM
No, the CBO definately does not state that. Cut by 31% over the next decade? You are ridiculous. Whether we went over the "cliff" or not military spending was set to rise, regardless. The cliff represented a small dip in the ever increasing spending.

The Financial Time reports Hagel nomination expected this week.

US President Barack Obama is poised to nominate Chuck Hagel as secretary of defence, setting the stage for a tough nomination fight focusing on the former Republican senator’s views on Israel and Iran.

The announcement by Mr Obama of a new Pentagon chief to replace Leon...