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Old 07-07-2012, 06:53 AM   #122
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Obsolete programs are not the only problem within our defense spending. Ineffective/wasteful/abusive programs are within the budget as well and need to meet the axe.
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There is waste and ineffective spending in all big government programs. There are also changing requirements that make old programs obsolete and new programs necessary. We should constantly be reviewing our defense budget (and all of our government spending) to minimize the waste and to insure that we're spending toward the right requirements. That's quite a bit different than cutting the defense budget to help reduce the deficit or just because it's larger than the next several largest defense budgets combined.
Nonetheless, that's a sidetrack from the original discussion about whether or not our defense budget should be cut simply because it's bigger than the next biggest globally ranked defense budgets by a considerable margin.
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