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Posted by TheBorealAvenger in Latest Breaking News
Tue Jul 19th 2011, 04:05 PM
The People's Budget
Budget of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

http://cpc.grijalva.house.gov/files/The_CP...

Defense Savings
End overseas contingency operations emergency supplementals starting in Fiscal Year 2013,
providing $170 billion in FY2012 to fund redeployment, while saving more than $1.8 trillion
from current law spending levels over ten years
Reduce baseline defense spending by reducing strategic capabilities, conventional forces,
procurement, and R&D programs
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Reduce base discretionary defense spending

Our budget institutes a realistic reduction in
defense spending on conventional and strategic forces and capabilities that would not compromise
our national security interests or capabilities. Savings would accrue from decreasing routine
deployment of U.S. troops overseas (ignoring overseas contingency operations), reducing the size
of the Army and Marine Corps as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, reducing the fleet
size of the U.S. Navy, reducing the number of Air Force squadrons, and canceling outdated coldwar weapon systems (including variations of the F-35, MV-22 Osprey, and Expeditionary Fighting
Vehicle), among other savings.

This proposal does not touch Tri-Care
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