Defense Official: Obama Calling for Defense Budget Cuts

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    The Obama administration has asked the military's Joint Chiefs of Staff to cut the Pentagon's budget request for the fiscal year 2010 by more than 10 percent -- about $55 billion -- a senior U.S. defense official tells FOX News.

    Last year's defense budget was $512 billion. Service chiefs and planners will be spending the weekend "burning the midnight oil" looking at ways to cut the budget -- looking especially at weapons programs, the defense official said.

    Some overall budget figures are expected to be announced Monday


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    Anyone Surprised???
     
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    That so screams 'Jimma Carter'
     
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    Yep, and Carter was the last Democrat who campaigned on the promise of change and came into the White House with both Houses of Congress controlled by his party, the economy in deep trouble and a multitude of foreign policy problems to deal with.

    What happened four years later?
     
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    I don't think Obama quite understands what a stimulative effect it would have on the economy if he actually increased defense spending. He better hope no attack happens on his watch.
     
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    I agree with this, in fact if he'd have some Nixonian moments and speak with his hero, FDR, he'd know more. In any case, I've no doubt that those geniuses in DOD can cut 10%, but shouldn't that be across the board?
     
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    The Pentagon is the biggest welfare queen there is.

    The huge increases in defense spending by Reagan and Bush are what created 90% of our National Debt.
     
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    It's about time! But why only 10%? If he cut 90%, we'd still have the worlds largest military budget
     
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    Its has the most waste in it of all gov functions.
     
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    who controls the purse, dipshit?
     
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    and the two (and eventually three) wars he has us in will lead to more American casualties because of these cuts.
     

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