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To: kabar; RFEngineer
Shouldn't our defense, one of the constitutional primary roles of the federal government, be based on a risk/threat assessment and the protection of our strategic national interests?

Well said kabar.

To RFEngineer, the DoD has already been cut (in real dollars) by $450 Billion under Obama. Sequestration is $600 Billion on top of that, and even Panetta has said it will "devastate" the armed forces.

Yet, I don't see anyone's EBT card not producing the goodies.

This nation's priorities are 180 degrees out of phase. Entitlements are sapping our national will, our morality, and our economy. Yet, entitlements were "off the table" during the comically named 2011 Budget Control Act. They were "exempt" from the Super Committee because the Democrats didn't want to discuss them. Entitlement reform was briefly floated by the GOP during the fiscal cliff talks, and they quickly chickened out.

23 posted on 01/20/2013 11:41:29 AM PST by SkyPilot
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To: SkyPilot

“To RFEngineer, the DoD has already been cut (in real dollars) by $450 Billion under Obama. Sequestration is $600 Billion on top of that, and even Panetta has said it will “devastate” the armed forces.”

That’s over 10 years, so they aren’t “real dollars” as you claim. It’s really 1/10th of what you claim, isn’t it? Let’s just have honesty here. You are doing the liberal thing - aggregating cuts over 10 years to imply that they are a single year number - which you know they are not.

Is $500Bn not enough? I don’t care what Panetta said. Is $500Bn enough for our national defense?

You can answer “yes or no” or you can not answer by answering in classic bureaucrat fashion, as you are right now.

$500Bn is a lot of money, by the way, don’t you think?


26 posted on 01/20/2013 11:46:56 AM PST by RFEngineer
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