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Republicans Shouldn’t Treat Pentagon Spending as Sacred

zmazurak Wrote: Sep 19, 2012 9:54 AM
No, we don't spend 6 times more than China on the military. Not even close. CHinas military budget is 160 bn to 250 bn per year, without even accounting for GDP. Our military budget is 645 bn in FY2012, just 2.5 times more than China's. Not even close to being 6 times more than China's budget. (Borowski is lying in order to further her deep-defense-cuts agenda.) China has a lot more capacity to build than we do. Its defense industry its larger, as is its population and workforce.
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...