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To: SkyPilot
"But Republicans, in preemptive statements, looked right past the brass and continued to pressure President Obama to accept their proposals to temporarily replace sequestration’s cuts to defense spending with other domestic spending cuts."

Looks like the right answer to me. Don't cut defense. Cut spending on other pork for state and local governments: regulatory, public education, etc.


7 posted on 02/12/2013 3:40:25 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of rotten politics smelled around the planet.)
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To: familyop
>> "But Republicans, in preemptive statements, looked right past the brass and continued to pressure President Obama to accept their proposals to temporarily replace sequestration’s cuts to defense spending with other domestic spending cuts."
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> Looks like the right answer to me. Don't cut defense. Cut spending on other pork for state and local governments: regulatory, public education, etc.

You know, I think it might be a good thing to cut defense. Not to say we shouldn't spend on defense, but that would give the States some uncomfortableness that could result in the States beefing up their individual defenses... and that would be a good thing, especially as pressures from the fe[de]ral government overreach continue to mount.

Also worth noting is the Constitution only authorizes the congress to authorize spending for the Army for no more than 2 years -- this is a safety measure originally written into the Constitution: it was designed to keep the US from being entangled in long wars -- indeed the "federal army" was not a regular army, but drawn from the states and commissioned for some mission. A return to that way of operating would, IMO, be a very good thing.

15 posted on 02/12/2013 3:59:29 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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