Hey, We’re Not Actually Going To Cut Defense Spending

 

Great news, everybody! We won’t be cutting defense spending after all.

As part of the cringe-worthy debt ceiling deal reached last summer, if the Supercommittee charged with locating cuts was unable to fulfill its duty, the defense budget would be hit with a humungous share of the spending reductions. The idea was that cutting defense spending, ordinarily a non-starter in Washington, would be enough of a threat to force bipartisan compromise. 

Did it work? You’re so stupid! No, it didn’t work. The Supercommittee done failed. So, here come the defense cuts, right? Right?… Read More

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