Defense Spending?

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    How can we address the deficit and debt if 36-54% of the budget is off the table for cuts?

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    You really mean to tell me there's no waste there?
     
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    According to "conservatives", defense spending cuts should not be on the table. Just ask their mouthpiece, Caribou Barbie.
     
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    This isn't just a conservative problem. The problem lies on both sides, neither is willing to give in to less spending. I say 10% across the board....but that's just me.
     
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    I MIGHT be willing to support cutting defense spending that aint directly tied to pay and combat operations, or R&D....
     
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    everything is R&D


    for crap we'll never use


    the best way to get government money to develop cyanide-laced toiletpaper or a new drug is to add 'for military applications' to the end of any application describing anything at all.


    Cut the budget and let them decide what's important enough to finance. Economic collapse will end this country just as effectually as military defeat. If you care about national security stop borrowing money from Iran and pursue a sustainable budget
     
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    Rather easily actually, just reduce the spending increases we implement every year by about 4%.
     
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    Perhaps, when I said R&D I really had (new supercarriers, fighters, tanks, etc) in mind, that IS necessary, we can't fall behind the rest of the world, namely China.
     
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    Here's a question...just how many Supercarriers do we need to defend ourselves?
     
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    Here's an answer, MORE THAN CHINA.
     
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    We're a long way from being surpassed by China or anyone else.

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