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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sequestration is 'The Sky Falling'?

Sequestration is 'The Sky Falling'?(CATO).By Christopher A. Preble.

Will sequestration undermine U.S. national security? Hardly. Today, the Cato Institute released a new info graphic putting these minor cuts in perspective.
Military spending will remain at roughly 2006 levels—$603 billion, higher than peak U.S. spending during the Cold War. Meanwhile, we live in a safer world. The Soviet Union has been dead for more than two decades; no other nation, or combination of nations, has emerged since that can pose a comparable threat. We should have a defense budget that reflects this reality.
Hmmm.....I'm sorry but with all due respect 'We do not live in a 'safer' world and the 'Soviet Union' might be 'dead' but the remains are getting up and showing their teeth!Read the full story here.

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My thanks go out to Harrison Moar and Zach Graves for conceiving this, pulling the data together, and making it look really cool.

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