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Here's the shock of a lifetime: The Secretary of Defense doesn't want his budget cut. From Breitbart:
The fact is that, you know, we have addressed the discretionary area, we’ve taken almost a trillion dollars out of discretionary area and out of defense alone, almost a half a trillion dollars just out of defense. I think the responsibility now, both Republicans and Democrats, has to be to look at the entitlement area, what savings can be achieved on entitlements and what additional revenues need to be on the table as well.
Right-wingers are using this as evidence that even an Obama appointee realizes that we need defense appropriations to stay stable in order to provide an effective defense of the nation. I disagree with the premise of that conclusion, however.
Look at this from a business perspective. If you knew cuts had to be made to an organization, and you asked the heads of each department if the cut could come solely from their department, of course they would say no and point to another area of the business that they see as less important.
The point, here, is that there needs to be a drastic overhaul of the federal government. It needs to be uniform but it still needs to be intelligent. Ignoring a section of the government because you favor their mission should not exempt them from going under the microscope.