Saturday, March 28, 2009

Liberals Want More Defense Cuts

The Hill reports that liberals in Congress want to see more cuts in defense spending, but not to save taxpayer money. Instead they want to allocate the cash for more social welfare spending.

They claim that the cuts would target weapons programs that either don't work or have already cost too much money to develop. What they won't tell you is that the overly long budgeting and development periods for these systems is due in large part to their intransigence to defense spending in the first place. Their stalling tactics on the development of the joint strike fighter, next generation nuclear weapons, and other items for our 21st Century military is what causes the cost of these systems to rise.

And let's not forget the fact that we are at war and cutting defense spending during wartime makes about as much sense as raising taxes during an economic recession. Oh, wait, liberals support that, too. Never mind...

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