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Military Spending vs. The Economy

America's conservative establishment has teamed up to say that the military's budget is not the place for cutting Big Government glut. Will the tea-party movement listen?

“When the presidents of DC’s two most powerful conservative think tanks team up with America’s most prominent cheerleader for war to jointly author a Wall Street Journal op-ed defending the United States’ unfathomably colossal military budget, one suspects a bit of anxiety. The folks of the tea-party movement are clearly upset at what they see as out-of-control spending, and frequently express a desire to slash the size of government. A quick glance at the federal budget is enough to see that military spending is far and away the largest expense after Medicare and Social Security.”


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