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  •  Nah...There Will Be Cuts (1+ / 0-)
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    The Budget Control Act contains two sets of cuts over the next decade.  First there are 1 trillion in agreed upon cuts in discretionary spending and military spending.  In fact there are about 500 billion in defense cuts already coming over this time per the law.

    The second set of cuts are the sequester cuts which are across the board cuts to defense.  These are the ones the GOP is freaking about.  But they will happen unless there is a fiscal cliff agreement that includes a substitute like new revenue or other offset cuts elsewhere.

    A GOP Defense Secretary could more likely sell a skeptical GOP and military establishment on the cuts.

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