Amid all the doom about looming sequestration, we’d like to arm you with an important chart – no matter what side of the debate you’re on.
They come from a briefing that Tony Cordesman over at the Center for Strategic and International Studies issued Tuesday.
If you want to say:
My God, they’re cutting defense to the bone! Look at how military spending has become the poor stepchild to the geyser of entitlement spending. No wonder we can’t afford the military we need…
But if you want to say:
What the heck is the Pentagon screaming about? When you look at its future budget levels, current plans call for them to grow, even after they’ve cut $487 billion from the coming decade’s spending plans. Enough of your crock-odile tears!
Ain’t fibbing with charts fun?