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Even Conservative Groups Find $1.9 Trillion in Cuts

Everyone Agrees

Everyone Agrees

Two free-market groups, the National Taxpayer’s Union and R Street have released a report outlining a strategy to achieve nearly $1.9 trillion in savings. That’s nearly two trillion dollars that could be used to shore up our crumbling public school system and job training programs for the millions out of work. The document, Defending America, Defending Taxpayers proposes 100 specific recommendations to cut Pentagon spending by eliminating or reducing unnecessary weapons systems, trimming compensation and civilian personnel, and process reforms within the Pentagon.  It’s no surprise the dysfunction in Washington has lead to this mess, but the growing consensus on the left and right that the Pentagon needs a run on the anti-pork treadmill should be something all politicians can agree on.

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