Friday, March 30, 2012

Paul Ryan on Military Spending

Paul Ryan is great for the Republican Party and great for Congress. I hope that one day he runs for President. However, when it comes to the current debate on military spending he is wrong. If Republicans are to be seen as serious about the need to cut the deficit and the debt, we need to be honest about the necessity of cuts to military spending. Obama's proposal to cut around $450/ten year money from the defense budget is proportionate in level and effect. Such cuts will allow the US Military to retain its power projection capabilities in an environment of austerity. We can't demand cuts to govt. spending that we dislike and then claim the mantle of fiscal conservatism while ignoring reforms to military spending. Ryan should support the President's DOD budget as a realistic contribution towards reducing the deficit.

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