Morning Briefs

Defense Spending: The Gutting Continues

$26 Billion to bail out the Teacher’s Unions… not a problem. $34 Billion to extend unemployment benefits, not a problem. A 25% increase in domestic spending… not a problem.

Spending on the Federal Government’s one legitimate obligation… problem.

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Monday that the Pentagon will cut thousands of jobs — including nearly a third of its regular budget for contractors and an entire military command based in Norfolk.
“The culture of endless money that has taken hold must be replaced by a culture of savings and restraint,” Gates told a news conference at the Pentagon

Apparently, that philosophy in the Obama Administration is applied exclusively to spending on National Defense.

The Administration is claiming these are not actually cuts, but “savings” that will go toward producing a leaner, better fighting force. Then again, they also claim that the Stimulus created or saved 3.5 million jobs so… consider the source. The source being an administration that has already canceled the F-22, additional C-17 buys, and Combat Search and Rescue helicopters.

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One response

  1. Cylar

    I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again.

    I’m always amused by the Left’s fiscal policies. Spend spend spend spend, throw billions at all our problems and priorities, damn the Constitution or the deficit or the will of the people.

    UNTIL, the topic at-hand is either tax cuts, or national defense.

    Then, suddenly it’s: “We can’t afford it! Where will the money come from? This will increase the deficit! There’s no money to pay for all of this!”

    On the singular area that the federal government actually does better than any other entity. Naturally.

    August 9, 2010 at 10:08 pm

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