Careful With Those Defense Cuts

Erika Johnsen
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Posted: Jun 01, 2011 3:55 PM

With our ever-mounting $14.3 trillion national debt, it is encouraging that more and more are recognizing that spending mega-cuts are crucial for our country's pecuniary health and wellness. And while there is undoubtedly waste and inefficiency in every sector of government spending (that's just a by-definition type of thing), it is important to recognize the primacy of national security and to be wary of trimming the military's budget. In a new video, the Heritage Foundation points out the constitutional emphasis on national defense and the ways in which our military is already underfunded. Democrats love to criticize Republicans for balancing the budget on the backs of the poor, but we are all of us threatened if we balance the budget on the backs of the military. What not to cut: