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  •  What I worry about is that they will make the cuts (1+ / 0-)
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    Shahryar

    on the backs of those serving, by taking it out of their pay, or their medical benefits, or other benefits they have worked for.
                        Just my two cents,
                             Heather

    Torture is ALWAYS wrong, no matter who is inflicting it on whom.

    by Chacounne on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 12:26:35 AM PST

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    •  IIRC The defense cuts don't come from Military (1+ / 0-)
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      benefits.

      Right man, right job and right time

      by Ianb007 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 12:32:54 AM PST

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      •  Current sequester cuts have military benefits (0+ / 0-)

        walled off.  But that doesn't mean they couldn't be discussed as cuts to reach the cuts threshold and not trigger the sequester cuts.  However given the emphasis the President has put on the troops since he's been in office, and how Michelle has made it one of her FLOTUS priorities I can't see the President signing off on anything that would negatively impact soldiers and their families.  Cuts would be made from weapons programs, troop levels, and the MIC.  

        President Obama would have been a Republican in the 1980's.

        by Jacoby Jonze on Wed Jan 02, 2013 at 06:29:57 AM PST

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    •  that would be typical (0+ / 0-)

      it would, of course, be the absolute worst way to cut the budget but yes, I see your point.

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