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NRO’s eye on debt and deficits . . . by Kevin D. Williamson.

Gates Opens the Discussion on Cuts



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Secretary of Defense Robert Gates breaks the ice with a plan for some reductions at the Department of Defense.

Question: If DoD can take a scalpel to its budget, which funds an actual, legitimate federal responsibility, where are the secretaries of HUD, HHD, Education, Energy, etc? Those departments should be looking not at scalpels but at meat axes.


Tags: Budget , Fiscal Armageddon


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