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To: SeekAndFind
I really don't understand why the Republicans are so focused on the defense budget cuts. Reality is that Obama will cut defense spending regardless. Republicans will have a much stronger stand if they simply allow the sequestration to happen. It will have little effect on defense spending anyway, and Obama will be forced to take some of the blame (sequestration was his own idea, and he has offered NO leadership on the budget issues).

It should be his blame, and his blame alone, but the media will spread the blame to include Republicans. Regardless, most rational people, including the low information voters, will see Obama as a key non-player

13 posted on 02/09/2013 7:04:03 AM PST by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: norwaypinesavage

The sequestration cuts defense spending by $500 Billion in TEN YEARS !!

That means $50 billion a year.

We spend about $680 Billion a year on defense. A cut of $50 Billion means we spend “only” $630 Billion.

How big of a disaster is that really? That’s still greater than the spending on defense of the top 20 defense spending nations combined (Yes, China and Russia included).


16 posted on 02/09/2013 7:28:24 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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