Nope, Still No Real Cuts to ‘Defense’

As the right wing continues to absolutely freak out about those “deep cuts” to “defense” spending that are allegedly being proposed by the Obama administration, Eric Stoner points out the absurdity of those claims at Alternet, noting that there are no real cuts and that our real defense spending is actually much higher than the Pentagon’s budget.
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The ‘Smallest Military in Decades’ Lie

With the Pentagon facing cuts to a tiny portion of its budget, the right wing is in full freakout mode and they’re lying to support the claim that we need to spend more, not less, on weapons. PolitiFact takes Mitt Romney to task for the standard lie we’re hearing these days, that “our Navy is smaller than it’s been since 1917. Our Air Force is smaller and older than any time since 1947.”
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Defense Spending, Employment and Republican Cluelessness

The defense industry is now promoting a report that says cutting defense spending will lead to more unemployment. A trillion dollars in cuts over a decade, they say, will lead to the loss of one million jobs. Republicans will undoubtedly start using this report as a reason not to cut defense spending.
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Kristol Wants Another War

Bill Kristol, who has never seen a proposed invasion that didn’t give him an erection, now has his sights set on Iran. He’s using the alleged plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador as a pretext for launching yet another multi-trillion dollar war that will end up killing hundreds of thousands of people not named Bill Kristol:
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