November 19th, 2010
02:22 PM ET
12 years ago

Rift looming on the right over need to cut defense budget

Washington (CNN) - There is a looming rift on the right as many newly elected Republican congressional members want defense spending on the chopping block as they head to Capitol Hill, a position not shared by some of the old school Republicans in Congress.

Military and foreign policy analysts see the incoming group as game-changers in the Republican party.

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  1. Chipster

    Voters said CUT SPENDING! So, CUT SPENDING! If we don't raise the debt ceiling, Republicans will be forced to actually deliver on their empty promises to cut spending. Cut defense, cut farm subsidies, cut college tuition funds cut job training, cut unemployment benefits, cut highway projects . . . and while you're at it, CUT CONGRESSIONAL SALARIES AND BENEFITS!!!

    Let's see how the voters feel when they truly understand that cuts in spending mean cuts in services, highway repairs, job training, college loans, farm subsidies, food and drug inspections, unemployment benefits and security. We should see what it means to cut spending for veterans and turn the VA over to Halliburton. That's what the voters chose, so they deserve what we get.

    November 19, 2010 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  2. Nancy Pelosi, the wicked witch of the west, the DemocRAT gift that just keeps on giving

    No sacreds cows people. Even the military budget has some waste and non-priorities in it. Everybody will have to make do with less, even the lazy bums sucking off the government teet.

    November 19, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  3. DAVE

    the republican party will have to cut defense as well as cut current social sucerity payments being paid now. they also don't want to raise taxes on the rich. george bush jr. put $5 trillion dollars more on this nations dept. ronald raegan put a large amount on the books as well. george bush sr. had to raise taxes just to make up for some of raegans spending spree. but even than he left office with his big contrabution to the national dept. the republicans call democrats the tax and spend party. i call republicans the cut revenue and spend allot of money party. than republicans tell you they know how to handle a budget. now they get to deal with the mess they made with lowing taxes and spending more . the people who are on social sucerity might want to spend some time looking at the want adds to find a job because these guys that some of you elected to office are not going to ever cut the defense that leaves you to cut.

    November 19, 2010 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  4. Right Leaning Independent

    Come on folks! You live under a rock if you do not believe that there is waste that can be eliminated from the military budget... ALL areas of spending by the government need to be cut!!!! PERIOD!!!!!

    November 19, 2010 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  5. Randolph Carter, I'm no expert, but...

    Hey, it's not like they've won a war in the last 65 years. I say cut, cut, cut. Have a nice day!

    November 19, 2010 04:05 pm at 4:05 pm |