Republicans Set Stage to Become All-Time Budget Hypocrites

Our Future
by Stan Collender

02/28/12

Congressional Republicans so far have been adamant that reductions in the projected spending assumed in the federal budget baseline for projected continuing military activities in Afghanistan must not be used to offset the cost of anything. They are not wrong in making this line-in-the-sand stand. They are, however, being astounding, perhaps even top-10 all-time, hypocrites in the process...

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Our permanent war economy

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger

03/21/12

In an era of unrestrained federal spending and debt, one of the most ludicrous arguments made by statists is that reducing the military budget would be harmful to the economy. Their suggestion is that military spending is beneficial to the economy -- that it creates jobs. Reducing military spending, they say, would result in laying off troops and downsizing of firms that supply uniforms, guns, etc. to the military...

http://www.fff.org/blog/jghblog2012-03-21.asp



Republican stubbornness on military spending

Downsize DC
by James Wilson

04/02/12

Republicans won the 2010 House elections by pledging deficit reductions and smaller government. Were they serious? After all, they undermine their own argument by refusing to make cuts in Defense Spending. This diminishes their credibility. And if we pretend they are serious about reducing the deficit, we can also see that their hard line on defense weakens their negotiating position...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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How Bush-era corporate welfare ran up the deficit

By Michael Scherer

A classic case study of how the tax code became a slush fund for corporate America.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article31032.htm

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Death, Taxes, and the Continued Insanity of US Military Spending
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2012/04/18-10



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