defense spending

 Lindsey Graham Complains That Obama's Budget 'Guts Our Defense'
Lindsey Graham is convinced that a leaner and meaner military will invite North Korea invasions. Because spending more on defense than almost the rest of the world combined is such a good use of resources. Read more...
Ari Melber's Open Letter To Dick Cheney: Vets Need Food Stamps Too
MSNBC's Ari Melber let former VP Dick Cheney and Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal know what he thought of their hypocritical remarks about veterans, food stamps and the minimum wage in an open letter this Saturday. Read more...
Here's The State Of The Union You Won't Hear About Tonight
Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone's political editor, has his own take on the State of the Union. Read more...
On this Sunday's Meet the Press, Sen. John McCain continued to prove the point Chris Hayes made on his show this Friday about just who Congress is responsive to, and it's not your average citizen out there. McCain thinks we have "our priorities a little bit skewed" on these sequestration cuts, but of course there's only one area he's concerned about, and that's defense spending. Read more...
Despite the Obama administration's up-front concessions on Social Security and Medicare, GOP leaders including John Boehner continue to insist "the President got his tax hikes in January" and "the discussion about revenue is over." But as a quick glance at U.S. budgets past and future shows, the discussion over tax revenue should be far from over. Here are 10 reasons why. Read more...

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Despite the fact that Republicans are vulnerable and nervous enough to offer legislation to protect their military constituencies, Obama still wants to make a deal on Social Security and Medicare. Why? Read more...
History will record that Mitt Romney was a pimple on the ass of American politics: painful while here and forgotten once gone. Now the pustule has resurfaced to criticize President Obama on the sequester. Read more...
From this Sunday's Meet the Press, despite all of his rhetoric attempting to help the Republican party with their so-called rebranding effort, Eric Cantor didn't do a very good job of hiding just who his party is looking out for, and it sure as hell Read more...
They just can't stop themselves. Here's Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark) on this week's Fox News Sunday, explaining to host Chris Wallace why he doesn't think it's fair to be raising taxes on the rich and why we cannot make any cuts to defense spending, but Read more...
I will be really, really happy when these so-called "fiscal cliff" negotiations are over if for no other reason, getting a break from watching Republicans take to the airways to throw hissy fits about having their fee fees hurt. This is the same Read more...