Skip to comments.House GOP unafraid of defense cuts
Posted on 01/31/2013 11:24:05 AM PST by SkyPilotEdited on 01/31/2013 11:26:21 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]
On a hot July night six months ago, 89 House Republicans joined more dovish Democrats to do the unusual for Washington: cut $1.1 billion from the GOPís proposed budget for defense in 2013.
Then came Hurricane Sandy and the New Yearís Day tax bill, and as many as 157 House Republicans voted Jan. 15 to endorse a much bigger cut, taking nearly $10 billion from the Pentagon to help pay for disaster aid. It was a huge swing by any measure and one followed this week by a Monday night Senate vote in which the overwhelming majority of Republicans endorsed their own across-the-board defense cut worth tens of billions of dollars over the next nine years.
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Republicans voted Jan. 15 to endorse a much bigger cut, taking nearly $10 billion from the Pentagon to help pay for disaster aid.
The GOP has lost its morality and its nerve. Shame on all of them.
The entire Fiscal Cliff tax hike revenue just went to the pork laden Sandy bill, and the GOP has "embraced" Sequestration that guts the military.
Glad those beach house repairs will all get Federal dollars.
Any major natural disaster now necessitates a federal bailout of at least one hundred billion dollars.
Check out the picture in post no. 1
Withdraw from Germany, South Korea and Japan, and focus on defending our own country. Do that, and sequestration need not harm us.
...since they’re convinced so long as Obama is POTUS we won’t be using any of the stuff anyhow?
This is about harming the American workforce as it is about “spending cuts.”
As long as they’re unafraid, they’re less likely to cave to new taxes!
What GOP? The GOP has been extinct for the last 8 years.