Early Morning Swim: Which Party is the “Fiscally Responsible” One, Wonders Rachel Maddow
Republicans will cut the deficit through tax cuts and increased defense spending.
The military-industrial complex fears that a widening split in Republican ranks is going to depress defense spending. “A defense budget in decline portends an America in decline,” Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon, the California Republican expected to be chairman of the armed services committee, said Tuesday. “It will undermine our ability to project power, strengthen our adversaries and weaken our alliances.”
Clearly, spending as much on defense as the next 14 countries in the world — combined — isn’t enough.