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Thread: Excluding defense from spending cuts

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    Re: Excluding defense from spending cuts

    I feel the sole purpose of our military is to protect the nation. Not peace keeping across the globe, not concurring and installing governments, not chasing drug cartels, not having bases in over 140+ countries world wide, but defending our borders. I feel if we only worried about our own nation and not use the excuse of "national interests" across the globe that we could cut our military spending by at least half and still be secure.

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    Re: Excluding defense from spending cuts

    Why should defense be excluded? We could cut a lot of money from the defense budget, but most politicians in Washington think we need to be in every body else's business and police the whole world. We need to protect our country. That's it.

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    Re: Excluding defense from spending cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by sKiTzo View Post
    "Newsmax" just came out with poll results saying "most say exclude defense" and it made me suspicious that newsmax might be propaganda like all the mainstream outlets are. Surely, there can't be that many of us left willing to buy into the terrorism scam, considering how much we've been scammed already. Bengah-zi is a clear indication that the money should stop.
    Newsmax is a biased right wing extremist propaganda mill..
    I still believe that we should have a strong up to date military, that it was one huge mistake to dis-arm so completely after the first "great war", a century ago....But, we do not need to be fighting these wars..We must overhaul the way things are done...

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    Re: Excluding defense from spending cuts

    DD should not be exempt but a trillion dollars is a little much.
    "God Bless Our Troops in Harms Way."

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    Re: Excluding defense from spending cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    No, defense should not be excluded from cuts. There are lots of **** that we can cut. We can cut the expensive bio-fuels the navy buys.We can ban any drone programs that are used to spy on Americans. I am sure our government interferes in the affairs of other countries, that definitely should be cut. Over seas bases should be closed and I am sure there are all kinds of other useless **** or **** we should not be spending money on regarding defense.
    You'll get a kick out of this:

    Army suspends tuition assistance program for troops - News - Stripes

    But luckily we still have the cash to drop 400 billion dollars to get 64 F-35s

    General Urges Constraints on F-35 Jet Costs - WSJ.com

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    Re: Excluding defense from spending cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    DD should not be exempt but a trillion dollars is a little much.
    Is a trillion being cut from defense spending?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Excluding defense from spending cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    DD should not be exempt but a trillion dollars is a little much.
    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Is a trillion being cut from defense spending?
    the DoD budget is now negative 300 billion dollars. I agree that is too much of a cut.

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    Re: Excluding defense from spending cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    the DoD budget is now negative 300 billion dollars. I agree that is too much of a cut.
    That's beautiful but not nearly enough if we still have troops abroad!

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    Re: Excluding defense from spending cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Is a trillion being cut from defense spending?
    That is what Obama wants............He already got 500 billion and he wants 500 billion more..........Even at the time his def sec Panetta was arguing against it.
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    Re: Excluding defense from spending cuts

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    NewsMax "might be"? NewsMax is to conservatives what moveon.org is to liberals.

    Lots of things weren't subject to "real" spending cuts. Medicare wasn't, and neither was the Washington Slush Fund - a.k.a. Social Security.

    They have a weird definition of "discretionary" in D.C.
    Either SS must be cut ( begin the retirement age at 67, rather than 65) and or remove the cut off amount - which the coservatives, the rich ones will never allow...I doubt if the rich liberals will like this either.....And that 67 age threshold is for "non-workers". Coal miners should start at 55..

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