Conservatives Cling to Bloated Pentagon Budget

Jul 16, 2010 Read more: TPM Cafe

With military spending running at over $700 billion per year -- the highest level since World War II -- it is long past time to look at reductions in this part of the budget, particularly at a time when the president's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform is crafting recommendations for long-term reductions in the federal ...

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Miami, FL

#1 Jul 16, 2010
"For right-wing hawks like Daniel Goure of the Lexington Institute (an organization that is funded in part by weapons contractors) this is more than they can bear."


If we end the wars (drug wars included) and bring UNECESSARY troops home we will save at least 3 trillion.(very conservative estimates)

However, certain powers that make money off those "wars" won't go for it.

“I call it as I see it.”

Since: Jul 09

Retirement City

#2 Jul 16, 2010
One of our biggest problems is that technology is driving up the cost of everything in military. The technology we have is leaps and bounds over our opponents, yet we keep up this mindset that we need even more overkill, even if it bankrupts us.

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