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To: bigdaddy45
Sorry, but the DoD is loaded with fat and wastes money with the best of them. They need to get their haircut like everyone else. (Other agencies need limbs removed or to be extinguished totally, but the DoD can do with a significant haircut.)

How much of a haircut have they had already? 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?

National Defense Spending Would Plummet Under Obama's Budget

President Obama's lean defense strategy would create a hollow force and exacerbate today's readiness crisis. Decreases in funding for the core defense program mean losing capabilities that are crucial for the military to fulfill its constitutional duty to provide for the common defense.

PERCENTAGE OF GDP

Since President Obama took office, more than 50 major weapons programs at a value of more than $300 billion were cut or delayed. On top of this, the Administration told the military to cut almost $600 billion more over the next 15 years. And that’s before any cuts under the Budget Control Act take place.

Defense Budget is Being Cut: By Any Way You Look at It

9 posted on 01/20/2013 11:02:42 AM PST by kabar
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To: kabar

Be honest. Shouldn’t $500Bn be more than enough?

Seriously.


10 posted on 01/20/2013 11:05:57 AM PST by RFEngineer
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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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