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Defense Cuts By Hook or Crook?


Rich, I’m no kind of budget wonk, and so it’s likely I’m missing something here. But if the Democrats on the committee are held back from going all-in for tax increases by the reasons you give, what’s to stop them from proposing massive defense cuts, with some modest tax increases thrown in? Even if the Republicans force a compromise, couldn’t it end up looking much the same as the disproportionate defense cuts already set to trigger if the committee fails?