The War We Were

It would be so pre-Great Recession,

Ayotte argued that the looming cuts to defense spending are “disproportionate” to total federal spending.

“We’ve already cut nearly a half a trillion dollars from the Department of the Defense, so we’re not saying defense can’t take some savings, but this is disproportionate. It’s 19 percent of federal spending is taking 15 percent of cuts,” Ayotte said.

The only way you can get to a calculation of cutting half a trillion dollars from defense is if you factor in the winding down of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. So yes, ending wars does tend to depress the spending. Your point is…?

I suppose if Mitt gets elected we’ll have to double defense spending, and that’s if he stays home and keeps his mouth shut.

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