Budget compromise will cut education and science research, but not defense

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    Budget compromise will cut education and science research, but not defense - National Political Buzz | Examiner.com

    I said it before and I'll say it again. Those who want to have a discussion about the budget but are unwilling to cut the defense budget cannot be taken seriously.
     
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    I'd certainly like to see a tighter control of spiraling R&D costs in defense.
     
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    Granny says dem politicians is poutin' `cause dey can't spend money willy-nilly no more an' now dey holding the gov't. hostage...
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    Government shutdown: How it came to this
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    Providing for defense is in the Constitution, education and science research isn't. Simple
     
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    So let's abolish the air force since it's not in the constitution.
     
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    Is this one of those threads that tells how government research gave us "Tang"?

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    And actually they are...

    To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;
     
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    I would like to see a 95% reduction across the board and tame the wild government animal. The American people should feel the pain of their actions while paying off the deficits.

    Once we have paid the deficit off, then we could start talking a balanced budget and America's actual needs again.:eusa_angel:
     
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    Neither are the EPA, the USDoE, the FDA, Czars..

    Actually, the USAF was a branch of the U.S. Army (U.S. Army Air Force) and an Army is specifically covered under the U.S. Constitution. Basically, all branches of the service are considered covered as the Marines fall under the Navy which is also, specifically covered in Article 1 Sec 8 as well.
     
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    Why is the left so hell bent on cutting defense? You want us to be vulnerable? What's the end game in that? doyathink?
     

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