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Obama - Cut Defense Spending 10%

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by hacon1, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. hacon1

    hacon1 Monkey+++


    Obama - Cut Defense Spending 10%

    A senior US defense official tells Fox tonight that the Joint Chiefs have been asked to cut the Pentagon's budget request for FY 2010 defense budget by more than 10 percent - about 55 billion dollars. Last year's defense budget was 512 billion dlrs. Service chiefs and planners will be spending the weekend "burning the midnight oil" looking at ways to cut the budget - looking especially at weapons programs. I am told. OMB is expected to announce a top line figure for the defense budget on Monday. Today Mr. Obama met with a small group of military advisers at the WH: included in the meeting Admiral Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, Gen James Cartwright, Vice Chairman of Joint Chiefs and Gen Jim Jones, NSC Chairman. I am told this is going to be a weekly small group meeting of his military advisers.

    So $1 trillion for condoms, re-sodding the Mall in Washington, $5 billion to ACORN, and other "stimulative" social programs but cut our defense budget by $55 billion. Well this is less than the 25% cut suggested by Barney Franks.

    Gird your loins.
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