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  •  Romney'd increase defense spending to $7.9 trilln (3+ / 0-)
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    pat bunny, PrahaPartizan, SoCaliana

    between 2013 and 2022

    Ryan would spend $5.7 trillion on core defense over the same period...

    But Romney would also spend far less than Ryan on non-defense programs, including entitlements. To stick to his budgeting principles, Romney would have to cut $7 trillion from all non-defense programs, and he would have to cut $9.6 trillion if he wanted to balance the budget, as he’s also promised, the CBPP says. The Ryan plan would cut $5.2 trillion from entitlements and non-defense discretionary spending. “Thus, Governor Romney’s ten-year cuts would range from one-third deeper than those in the Ryan budget to almost twice as deep as the Ryan cuts,” the CBPP concludes...

    Guess that's why Romney doesn't want to talk about his budget details--because they're even worse than Ryan's, and Ryan's are bad enough.  

    To come up with that $7 Trillion for defense spending (and to pay for his tax cuts for the rich) he's going to have to take a few billion from medicare, a few billion from social security, a few billion from education, etc., etc.  

    But, he'll explain all that after the election...

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