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Defense Cuts By Hook or Crook?



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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?



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