Saturday, January 31, 2009

Defense Budget Cuts

Posted by Teresa at 9:40 AM
This news wouldn't be so upsetting if it weren't coupled with the fact
Congress is trying to push through a stimulus bill filled with wasteful

The Obama administration has asked the military's Joint Chiefs of
Staff to cut the Pentagon's budget request for the fiscal year 2010
by more than 10 percent -- about $55 billion -- a senior U.S. defense
official tells FOX News.

Last year's defense budget was $512 billion. Service chiefs and
planners will be spending the weekend "burning the midnight
oil" looking at ways to cut the budget -- looking especially at
weapons programs, the defense official said.

Some overall budget figures are expected to be announced Monday.

D.C. has no priorities.
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