Sunday, January 06, 2013

It's the Spending, Stupid!! Part 335,648

Rand Paul:

...The arguments against the automatic “cuts” in military spending were particularly dishonest. Hawks on both sides warned of doom and gloom if, as the plan called for, the defense budget would have returned to 2007 levels of spending! Does anybody really believe that our defense spending was woefully inadequate just five years ago? And since 2007 we have been told that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down. According to the Congressional Budget Office, over the next eight years military spending would increase 20 percent without the sequester and would increase 18 percent with the sequester. And this is what is called a dangerous reduction in defense spending?...

And that's only a small part of his speech.

HT:  Shedlock

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Rand Paul said something intelligent?