Wednesday, July 29, 2009

ObamaCare: Dump Defense to Get There

Well, Obama found a compliant twit to help pay for ObamaCare! Too bad it's Defense--which, unlike Health Care, happens to be specified in the Constitution as an obligation of the Feds.

The order from Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is based on an assumption that there will be no real growth in defense budgets over the next five years, a radical departure for a department whose budgets have increased more than 80 percent since 2001....

That would be $60Bn in cuts.

Two wars (one, admittedly, closing up soon). The Norks and Imanutjob/Iran waving war flags. Commie dictators threatening Honduras. IslamoFascists running around trying to find new places to play, kill, and riot.

"NO GROWTH" in DoD spending over the next 5 years?

I can understand inflation-adjusted plus "cost of wars" growth as a good target for spending.




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