Defense leaders warn of impact of budget cuts

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    Come on now, do we REALLY need yet another submarine right now? Aren't submarines used primarily as "offensive" or "first strike" weapons delivery systems these days? If the GOP truly wants to rein in spending, are they willing to cut back on the Pentagono's budget or not? We already know that Caribou Barbie is againts the idea, but what about real conservative politicians?

    Defense leaders warn of impact of budget cuts - Politics - More politics - msnbc.com
     
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    So, Pentagon flacks whine-n-cry when they're in line to get their budgets cut too?


    Whodathunkit? :rolleyes:
     
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    Subs also used a surveillance... not as exposed as other naval vessels when deployed to a hot region.... and more than just some first strike missile platform

    I say cut the defense budget by scrutinizing contracts, stopping payment to contractors who are in breach, etc... also revisit many 'projects' for viability by those, not in the politics realm, who are in the business of national defense
     
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    why don't you read your own link instead of putting up strawman bullshit about the GOP?

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    Would your interpretation of our Constitution include spying on other countries in foreign waters deemed as "Defense"?
     
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    Hmmm....comprehension isn't your thing this morning, is it del? The GOP was voted back into power to cut spending. I am questioning whether defense spending is a priority cut for this new "conservative" GOP. I don't give a shit about Obama's passed budget. It is THAT budget that the GOP PLEDGED to cut by $100B in the first year alone, remember? Strawman, my ass....
     
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    Surveillance is not only tied to "spying"... considering we do have actions going on in other countries and we are in combat with groups and enemies that are not countries
     
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    Coming from a military family, I know these things, but that is not what I asked you. I asked you if you felt that our Constitution allows for spending on "surveillance" of other entities in foreign waters, under the guise of "defense", since you and I both know said surveillance cannot happen by submarines in our own waters?
     
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    Nice try using the "guise" language...

    Our constitution allows for spending on defense.. and defense comes in many forms... and defense does not just mean within 10 miles of our borders
     
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    Indeed, a $1 billion INCREASE in the defense budget seems to contradict the goal of REDUCED SPENDING.

    RINO's still don't seem to get it: when WE voters say reduce spending, we don't mean reducing what you PLAN to Spend, we mean reduce what you have spent in the PAST.

    When we say cut the budget, we don't mean plan to spend more, then plan to spend less than THAT. Otherwise, I'll claim to be a Financial Genius in 2011 because I plan to spend $800/mo on a new Lexus, but instead I'll spend $500/mo on a new Cadillac, even though the car I have is paid off, and runs great.
     
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