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C-SPAN Washington Journal Call-In 2-7-13 Sequestration:, yes, cut the military budget

Host: Randy is an independent in Butler, Oklahoma; and Randy you're on the Washington Journal, good morning.
Randy: How're you doing?
Host:  Good, what's your thought about sequestration?
Randy:  Well I think they ought to let it go through. The military budgets have doubled in the last 12 years, and the Research and Development part of that is over 60 billion dollars. That's not buying any tanks or anything.  We've spent 200 billion on the F-22 program; the fighter that no one wants so there is plenty of things to cut there.  And yeah, go ahead and raise my taxes, I realize that gotta bring in more money and I'm a grown up and I'll just take home less money, but we got to keep the government going. And thanks for letting me talk and have a great day.

Host:  That's Randy in Butler, Oklahoma.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Tip Jar (4+ / 0-)

    80 % of Success is Just Showing Up! CLIMATE CHANGE: The era of procrastination, half-measures & delays is coming to an end; In its place we are entering a period of consequences!

    by Churchill on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 01:29:55 AM PST

  •  Randy is from Butler, OK? This is a joke right? (2+ / 0-)
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    Churchill, Hockeyray

    How amazing this is?  
    Perhaps this is the only way the military can be cut by the sequester, because otherwise the political price is to high on a direct vote to cut.

  •  Pardon my skepticism here but I get the distinct.. (2+ / 0-)
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    shypuffadder, Churchill

    feeling a sudden deal will be struck at the eleventh hour. You know it's gonna be a head fake when both parties say they're not afraid of sequestration cuts.

    The slight .01% dip in the fourth quarter GDP will be the reason. Both parties will slap each other on the shoulder, and the media will hail their collective bipartisanship.

    I call it "blinksmanship."

    (when one party blinks and the other's glad of it)

    "That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history." ~ Aldous Huxley

    by markthshark on Sat Feb 09, 2013 at 03:25:24 AM PST

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