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Subject: Re: Little known facts Date: 11/15/2012 7:09 PM
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Medicare and Other Entitlements Are Crowding Out Spending on Defense

Ever-increasing entitlement spending is putting pressure on key spending priorities, such as national defense, a core constitutional function of government. Defense spending has declined significantly over time, even when the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are included, as spending on the three major entitlements—Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid—has more than tripled.
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With that said i'd cut military spending too but i sure as hell wouldn't put it first so the dems can pull the ole Lucy with the football trick. I wouldn't fall for Obama's ridiculous, "Hey, let's raise taxes on the rich first and then discuss entitlement reform in good faith, everything on the table, you bunch of hostage takers!". You'd have to be a complete jackwagon to fall for that one.
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