“I'm not…worrying about sequestration…because [Defense] Secretary [Leon] Panetta has told the departments `Do not plan for it.' And the secretary of the Army, John McHugh, has said `Don't plan for it.'”
— Lieutenant General Jeffrey Talley, chief of the Army Reserve, on Wednesday. He was speaking of looming Pentagon budget cuts of up to $600 billion over the coming decade if President Obama and Congress don't agree on a $1.2 trillion deficit reduction package by Jan. 2.
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Does the Pentagon really believe they aren't gonna have their budget cut even if a deal is made? Maybe the cuts won't be across the board, or quite as deep, but the debt isn't going to move in a positive direction unless Defense spending is dramatically reduced. It's just basic math.


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