Obama Increased Real Defense Spending by More Than 10 Percent

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    President Barack Obama increased inflation-adjusted Department of Defense spending by 10 percent--even while ending the war in Iraq.

    That is more than the automatic cut in defense spending that will take place in January if Obama and Congress do not agree to a new spending-and-debt-limit deal.

    Obama Increased Real Defense Spending by More Than 10 Percent | CNS News
     
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    Harry Reid has refused to permit the Federal government to budget for going on 4 years now.

    Nobody should be surprised it has careened out of control.
     
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    ...to artificially increase GDP before the election. But why are you crowing about this? Do YOU support higher military spending?
     
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    I am merely posting it. You decide how you feel about it. Where is the sentence you hightlighted? I read the article three times.
     
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    10%? Wow. I dont hear the right wing bitching about that HUGE increase in federal spending. We already have, BY FAR, the largest military in the world. Hell, just the military forces in Texas would be one of the worlds strongest militaries.

    And with all the waste, fraud and duplication of service in the govt and military, we balloon it 10%?

    GOP, where is the whining about this?
     
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    sheesh....here we go again with Birther CNS saying that the defense spending in fiscal 2009 belongs to Obama EVEN THOUGH it was president bush's budget.

    From 2002-2009 fiscal budgets belong to president Bush....you can't give president Bush 7 years of responsibility and Obama 9 years for an 8 year period....as CNS News is....

    So, what are the figures for defense increases from 2009, Bush's last fiscal year through now?

    also, wasn't a good part of the defense budget increased due to Obama giving the VA more money for our vets? do you want that spending to go away and just leave our wounded vets by the wayside?
     
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    The point beretta is making, I believe, is that if we go over the fiscal cliff in January, the cuts to defense which will occur add up to less than the amount defense spending was increased under Obama.

    In other words, it won't be the end of the world for the DoD. The sun will still come up the next day, and no tanks will be repossessed by Bain Capital.


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    You could shitcan the Joint Strike Fighter and the Osprey money pits, spend that money on veterans, and have change left over.
     
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    Did Obama go after any of that waste, fraud and duplication?
     
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    Welcome to baseline budgeting!

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