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DavidTheGnome
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Do you support cutting military spending?
We spend more on our military than the next ten countries combined, what’s the reason for this? During the Cold War we had to stay ahead of the game due to the USSR, I get that, but that’s over with and the world is much more economically integrated as well. Do you support closing some bases, cutting weapons programs, etc?

We have a massive budget deficit and yeah entitlements are part of that, cut them too, but are you for making significant cuts to the military? If not, why?


Pettifogger
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re: Do you support cutting military spending?
Yes

I could be persuaded, but I have to think there are very considerable cuts that could be made without any noticeable loss in readiness/effectiveness


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Ace Midnight
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re: Do you support cutting military spending?
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but are you for making significant cuts to the military? If not, why?


I'm for capping military spending. Why not cuts? Because the Dems will waste the savings (and more). At least defense is specified in the Constitution.

The budget ALWAYS gets balanced on the backs of the DoD - would be nice to see someone else take a bite for a change.


Wtodd
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re: Do you support cutting military spending?
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Do you support cutting military spending?

We need to stop spending and start investing


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Marlbud
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re: Do you support cutting military spending?
YES


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bamarep
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re: Do you support cutting military spending?
No but I do advocate SMARTER military spending.


DavidTheGnome
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re: Do you support cutting military spending?
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Why not cuts? Because the Dems will waste the savings (and more).



That’s an interesting take


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FooManChoo
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re: Do you support cutting military spending?
Not at the moment. Until the cabal is wiped out, we need to make sure our military is prepared for battle.

With that said, if we're going to cut stuff (we should), we should look at entitlements and other waste first.


Brosef Stalin
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re: Do you support cutting military spending?
No doubt there's a ton of waste that can be cut


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Buckeye Backer
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re: Do you support cutting military spending?
Absolutely NOT!!! All we here about is ISIS, Russia and North Korea. If we are going to defeat all of our enemies, we need investment. The Military is the backbone of America. Weaken our military and you weaken America!
This post was edited on 2/9 at 12:33 pm


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Bjorn Cyborg
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re: Do you support cutting military spending?
Yes, severely.

There is so much waste there, they could take a massive cut and not even notice if they would get their shite together.


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Relham10
LSU Fan
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Member since Jan 2013
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re: Do you support cutting military spending?
Yes. They need to get smarter with their spending. They won't have a choice but to be smarter with spending, if it gets cut.


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volinktown
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re: Do you support cutting military spending?
Yes, cutting 30% of military spending and we still can beat any other countries on the earth.


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OchoDedos
Texas Fan
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re: Do you support cutting military spending?
No, with a caveat.

Procurement Officers from all services should be banned.

These Officers have to sell their souls to the whims of Politicians, high ranking Staff Officers, and Contractors.

If a procurement project fails, it is all but the end of a career for an Officer assigned to the project.

the USAF has all but become a corporate subsidiary of L-M
This post was edited on 2/9 at 12:40 pm


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geauxnavybeatbama
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re: Do you support cutting military spending?
Id like to first start by pulling out of Qatar


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PearlyBaker
UCF Fan
Orlando
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386 posts

re: Do you support cutting military spending?
Yep, cut a portion of their budget and send it to NASA for research. They’re the ones developing technology that the rest of us use (military included)


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Celery
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re: Do you support cutting military spending?
Close overseas bases and get the hell outta Afghanistan and wherever the hell else we’re currently bombing.


PuddinPopPharmacist
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re: Do you support cutting military spending?
I support winding down our current conflicts and not starting any new ones, which seems to be exactly what trump is doing.


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DavidTheGnome
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re: Do you support cutting military spending?
There are some overseas bases that I get we need, especially in SE Asia. By and large I agree though, and there is no reason for us still to be in Afghanistan.


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gthog61
Georgia Tech Fan
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re: Do you support cutting military spending?
The military is only $600 billion out of $4 trillion.

I would like it all audited but it will not solve the deficit by iteself


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