Don't slash military, GOP contenders say

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  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    Nov. 23, 2011 10:43 a.m.

    Of course they don't want to cut defense spending, that is the GOP cash cow.

    Fact: The Defense Department budget has DOUBLED since 2001.
    Fact: America spends more on defense than China, Russia, the UK, France and Germany COMBINED.

    Everyone in America is having to make do with less... it's time our military shared that burden too.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Nov. 23, 2011 9:09 a.m.

    'Don't slash military, GOP contenders say' - Title

    *'Senate Republicans Block Defense Bill, 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Repeal' - By MATTHEW JAFFE and DEVIN DWYER - ABC News - 09/21/10

    GOP claims we 'can't' slash the military budget in Nov '11...

    after blocking the ENTIRE military Defense bill in Sept '10 to deny openly gay service members??

    I'm seeing crocodile tears here.


    'Let's not cut defense; we have too many more wars to fight!' - xscribe | 8:12 a.m. Nov. 23, 2011

    COMPLETELY supported!

    *'GOP contenders argue on Iran' - By Kasie Hunt - AP - Published by DSNews - 11/12/11

    "If we re-elect Barack Obama, Iran will have a nuclear weapon. And if you elect Mitt Romney, Iran will not have a nuclear weapon," vowed the former Massachusetts governor.'

    Iran may not have a nuke if you vote for Romney...

    but we'll just loose ANOTHER $3 trillion dollars...

    and over 4k Americans.

    *'U.S. Military deaths in Iraq war at 4,485 - AP - Published by the DSNews - 11/22/2011

  • xscribe Colorado Springs, CO
    Nov. 23, 2011 8:12 a.m.

    Let's not cut defense; we have too many more wars to fight!

  • CJ Murray, UT
    Nov. 23, 2011 8:01 a.m.

    So long Newt, you could have done it and now you are done. Amnesty isn't going to fly and what you are proposing is nothing less than amnesty lite and a rewards program for illegals that pays off for those who break the law longer than others,, ridiculous! You just lost about 10 people who can vote in an effort to pander to one who can't. Stupid move. I can hear the document mills churning already printing out 12 million phony certificates of "proof" that they have all been here for 25 years. You are supposed to be a "smart" guy, apparently you weren't smart enough to learn from Rick Perry on immigration. In spite of what the DN and other liberal media try to tell you, the vast majority of people in this country aren't going for anything that remotely sounds like amnesty. Go write some new books.

  • Esquire Springville, UT
    Nov. 23, 2011 6:18 a.m.

    If there are deep cuts, it will be directly attributable to the Republicans themselves who have been playing contrived games on the budget, mostly to protect the special benefits conferred on the rich and powerful. Point a finger at yourselves, GOP.