Nick Gillespie: Can We Survive Sequestration Cuts to Defense Spending?

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If planned sequestration cuts
go through – and an increasing number of analysts think that’s
likely – the base budget for Defense will take a 9 percent hit. For
folks such as Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), such a spectacle is too
horrible to consider. “I’m ashamed of the Congress, I’m ashamed of
the president, and I’m ashamed of being in [the Senate],” Graham
told the Washington Post.But Graham should chill out, says Nick Gillespie. Defense
spending is up more than 70 percent in real terms since 2001 and
the U.S. spends about five times more on national security than the
next-closest country. In fact, the U.S. spent $928 billion on
security in 2012. If we can’t military spending now – with two wars
winding down and a mounting pile of debt – we don’t really have a
society worth fighting for anyway.View this article.

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