"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Paul Ryan: The Truth Comes Out -- Reid Bill "Guts Defense"

Looks like the reason for tabling the two House bills, first Cut, Cap, and Balance, and now the latest bill passed by the House this afternoon is a smokescreen for gutting defense.  Since that is the case, why did Republican Senators Rand Paul (R-KY), David Vitter (R-LA), Jim DeMint (R-SC), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Mike Lee (R-UT) vote with the Democrats to table the House legislation that contains the Balanced Budget Amendment that these people are supposed to be pushing.

If you have the answer, please email me at truesoft.474@gmail because I would love to hear your theory if you don't want to be published or you can post on this thread.  Would love to hear an explanation because it makes zero sense especially in light of how a Reid bill that Obama wants guts defense.  Now we know why Obama turned down the compromise that had been reached last weeks -- he wanted to gut defense in favor of his domestic wasteful programs.

Paul Ryan: Reid Bill "Guts Defense"

5:09 PM, Jul 29, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK

The Pentagon US Department of Defense building
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan agrees with conservative national security experts that Harry Reid's debt ceiling bill is much worse than Boehner's bill for our national security.

"The Reid bill guts defense--I mean guts it--and leaves domestic spending alone," Ryan told reporters today in the Capitol. "Ours doesn't do that."

As Philip Klein reported yesterday, the Reid bill would cut defense by as much as $50 billion more than the Boehner bill just in the next two years. Over 10 years, Reid's cuts would amount to "hundreds of billions" more than Boehner's bill.

So the fight over the final compromise isn't solely an exercise in political theater. The composition of the cuts sets apart the Boehner and Reid approaches. Defense cuts will be a major sticking point as both sides push to resolve the debt limit issue this weekend.

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