Republicans shift burden to avoid defense cuts
May 7th, 2012
01:48 PM ET
3 years ago

Republicans shift burden to avoid defense cuts

New York (CNNMoney) – Surprise! The budget battles are back.

In an effort to avoid cuts to defense spending, House Republicans are pushing a bill that would shift hundreds of billions in spending cuts from the Pentagon to domestic programs, services for the poor and government regulators.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    They wouldn't be Republicans if they were not dumping tax dollars at defense contractors.

    May 7, 2012 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  2. Ilya

    Defense companies and contractors provide jobs for Americans. One of the few industries that cannot be outsourced. Soooo, cutting defense spending will put all these Americans on the dole. Oh, I forgot, that is the goal of the left. Everybody sitting at home collecting a stipend from the government. The more the left talks, the more I think Margaret Thatcher was right.

    May 7, 2012 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  3. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    don't feel that way about school funding
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    Government (local, state and federal) has thrown hundreds of billions (probably much more) into the failed liberal controlled, union run failure factories called public schools only to see the kids get dumber, more and more drop out and those that do graduate can't read or do simple math. Money is not the problem or hte solution. "liberal controlled" and "union run" are the problems.

    May 7, 2012 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  4. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    National defense is THE primary role of the federal government. - Still no argument from all the libtards in here that this is not true, because it IS true.

    Sorry, free government handouts to coach potatoes takes a back seat. Supporting lazy slackers is NOT a national priority.

    May 7, 2012 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  5. Anonymous

    Republican in Congress are irresponsible hypocrites. I used to be a Republican when Reagan was around, but these people just plain hate Obama and care nothing about making this a better country.

    May 7, 2012 03:35 pm at 3:35 pm |
  6. Wake up people

    Where are all of these free handouts you rethuglicans are always talking about? How come I don't get any of them? Maybe you should look at the redneck south where the majority of poor whites make up the majority of welfare recipients. Most people I know work, we don't sit around waiting for handouts. Some do, but most don't.

    OBAMA 2012!

    May 7, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
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