Cut the Defense Budget? Over My Cold, Dead Gavel

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    Cut the Defense Budget? Over My Cold, Dead Gavel | Danger Room | Wired.com

    Well this should not come as any surprise. I don't think any of us actually expected the GOP to go ahead and cut the military budget that is filled with more waste than a landfill.
     
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    Keep your government hands off my Medica....err...I mean my defense contracts!
     
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    It shouldnt have been a surprise. The GOP said they would make cuts, they didnt say they would make the necessary cuts to save the nation.

    You still have two choices, some cuts or increased spending.
     
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    I keep saying this and I've been saying it for a few years now, if they're serious they'll take the time to go through the budget line by line and look at EVERYTHING. No departments, programs or pets off the table. Some of the crap we're funding is programs, tax breaks or subsidies that stopped making sense 20 years ago, assuming they ever did in the first place. What program once started ever dies on its own?

    No sacred cows, each spending item on its own merits.
     
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    As a conservative, any Republican who doesn't favor cutting defense spending is a complete dope. But I don't mean cutting it to the bone, just eliminating the fat that is there as in any large budget. Planes, ships, other resources the military has stated they don't need but politicians insist they "buy" because it keeps folks back home in districts/states employed, contributions coming in to reelection war chests, etc.
     
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    I say put all of DOD through Boot Camp. Those that make it, can stay. How do those salary and benefit packages compare to active service members??? Thought so. How many Obama Bumper Stickers are in their parking lot? I wonder. Cut Military spending? Why not here?????
     
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    Streamline the procurement process and make it more competitive, there would be a good start. I know some work was done but it obviously needs a lot more. Only so many companies can build a plane, but what about everything else from soup to nuts?
     
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    2 carriers, a carrier grp. 200 f-22's, at least 50 F-35's ( or more 35's in exchange for even less 22'as which cost more) I guess don't count as cuts?
     
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    Some of these big corporations..and congress people must be sweating hard. Defense cuts are going to have a huge effect on the bottom line.

    While I doubt this socialist gravy train is coming to an end..at least it's being spotlighted.
     
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    You could easily cut defense spending without losing any capabilities. Heck, you could do it and increase capabilities by making it much more efficient.

    These people need to wake up.
     
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