Washington (CNN) – In what is shaping up to be a classic congressional right vs. left fight over defense and war funding, both the House and Senate are gearing up to battle over some expected and not-so-expected items in the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act.
On Thursday, the Senate Armed Services Committee passed its version of the bill, showing its hand to members of the House of Representatives on what it felt should be authorized for military spending.
We spend more on defense than the rest of the world combined. And Republicans want to raise the military spending even more – all the while seeking to make cuts to programs that help those who need it the most and constantly complaining about the deficit. Even the Pentagon has said that the GOP's defense budget is bloated and unnecessary.
Unnecessary defense spending, unnecessary wars, unnecessary slashing of domestic programs, unnecessary obstructionist Republican House and Senate members... let's face it, voting Republican is unnecessary (and Un-American).
Fewer guns; more butter! Those dollars need to stay here instead of lining corrupt contractors pockets with the corporate welfare the GOBP cult loves so much.