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Republicans Shouldn’t Treat Pentagon Spending as Sacred

zmazurak Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 9:52 AM
No, the troops have not donated more to Ron Paul than to all other candidates combined. The vast majority of them have not donated to anyone. Moreover, donations are not the same thing as votes for a POLICY, and the troops are not supposed to determine America's foreign policy; they are to execute it. Setting US policy is a matter for senior, experienced officials and general officers. Furthermore, isolationism would only make America dramatically LESS safe. But even if we retrenched behind oceans, that would still not allow for a deep cut in the defense budget, because protecting America itself, with its huge territory, population, and long coasts, not to mention the need to deter Russian and Chinese nuclear forces, requires a large defens
The U.S. National Debt has surpassed $16 trillion. Out of control spending habits of both Republicans and Democrats got us into this fiscal mess. The only way out is through dramatically slashing spending across the board—no exceptions.

Both parties must be willing to cut their “sacred cows” from the bloated federal budget. Democrats need to put social welfare spending on the table and Republicans need to stop protecting Pentagon spending at all costs. Or else we will pass on a mountain of debt to the next generation.

At a time when our nation is in a dire...