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Old 12-29-2012, 10:46 PM   #70
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Originally Posted by Fedaykin View Post
I agree. Putting defense spending back in line isn't the only spending that needs to be curbed, now or in the future. But, if we don't touch the #1 problem nothing else will matter.

Defense spending accounts for ~65% of discretionary spending (DoD, HS, NASA, DoE, VA disc. budget, etc.) and >10% of mandatory spending (VA and pensions mostly).

And even when we pull out of Afghanistan you can bet there won't be any actual reduction due to more VA, more pensions, and general warmongering.
In my mind, defense of this country should be the #1 priority of the U.S. government. Little else matters...
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