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The Truth About Military Cuts

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Headlined to H3 8/4/12


At www.nytimes.com

THIS ONE JUST TAKES THE CAKE!. 'Republican lawmakers started a fire last year when they created a debt-ceiling crisis to force cuts in spending. Now that it is beginning to damage their most treasured military programs, they are blaming President Obama for not putting it out.' 'The final deal, negotiated by Republicans and the White House, required more than $2 trillion in cuts, far more than could have been won without extortion. 'Mr. Obama has been very clear about his terms: No deal without revenue increases and without addressing the domestic half of the sequester that Republicans never seem to mention in their denunciations....' the bill supported by Mr. McCain would also lead to the layoffs of tens of thousands of teachers, closings of national parks, reductions in food inspections, and cutbacks at the F.B.I. and the Border Patrol? 'The Pentagon has had a blank check !

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