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  •  But let's be sure Defense is on the table now. (7+ / 0-)

    It's time. Sure, we need to be strategic about both cuts and investment. But ...

    Military spending is a very sacred cow of most members of Congress. It's time for us to help them pare down the budget for the military. As long as Gates in Secretary of Defense, it can happen.

    For much too long, all the emphasis has been on other types of spending. I figure the military and the defense contractors owe us about $60 billion before we start balancing cuts in the military with cuts elsewhere.

    The games you lose will be the best practice for the ones you're going to win.

    by TRPChicago on Tue Apr 12, 2011 at 07:39:01 AM PDT

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    •  yes... (0+ / 0-)

      Yes...but I think we need to be smart about it too...the military industrial complex is real...Obama didn't start it, and it won't end under his administrations...but to just cut billion dollar programs is to put many companies and communities that rely on those companies at risk.

      We need to be smart, strategic, and measured in our reductions...there are no quick fixes here.

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