‘…the Americans are going to be disappointed and our European allies will be dumbfounded.’
‘I wasn’t expecting much in the budget, but (an) eight-and-a-half-billion dollar cut even blew my socks off.’
Ryan’s final call is for ‘renewing our national security tools,’ which is Washington-speak for spending hand over fist.
Research suggests that specific delineation of war taxes leads Americans to make smarter foreign policy choices.
The United States is spending more on average now than we have at any time during the Cold War.
Costs soaring like an airplane
Troubled fighter jet project is considered ‘too big to fail’ by Congress
A smarter strategy, and new capabilities to deal with new challenges, would allow for less Pentagon spending.
The Navy recently purchased 450,000 gallons of alternative fuel at a price of $27 per gallon.
If we get the guns-vs.-butter calculus wrong, we could wind up with neither.
Some takeaways from Jon Kyl’s Heritage Foundation lecture about how Republicans should handle defense budget negotiations.
We can balance the budget without cutting defense or raising taxes.
A rare instance of prudent budgeting.
Most Republicans only support limited government some of the time. The rest of the time, they behave like liberals.
Heritage Foundation: Major disconnect between those who’d cut defense spending and Founding Fathers
Budget cuts are eviscerating the military’s ability to protect America.
‘In the coming months, Washington may do what no army in history has been able to accomplish, break the American military’
The United States can’t afford its massive national security budget.