Budget Deal Reached

newbudget_1386723695727Finally, a budget deal is reached in Congress lead by Rep. Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, and Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington State.

What would become an endless cycle of near shutdowns, or full shutdowns, will now be averted in upcoming months due to this compromise between the two parties.

The other details are laid-out in this Washington Post article.

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Military Industrial Complex on Sequestration: Apocalypse!

517079601-1025A good report in The Post on the hyperbole coming from the military and its industrial cohorts regarding the spending cuts that would be included in what looks like the impending sequestration.

We spend more money on our military more than the rest of the world combined. You cannot believe that this isn’t more than just “the sky is falling” rhetoric by coddled bureaucrats and their associated industries. Our military budget is bloated and though blunt sequestration cuts may not be ideal, I cannot be convinced that we will be any less safe in the U.S. if it the sequester goes through.

Sequestration A Military Doomsday?

Members-of-the-US-militar-007I, along with Michael Cohen at The Guardian, have both been rather skeptical of this Armageddon talk from the politicians and military officials as they profess that the sequestration will destroy any national security that we now enjoy in the United States. So here is a good op-ed piece in The Guardian by Cohen outlying the ridiculousness behind all of these claims.

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