Wrong. The “spending cuts” are almost entirely fraudulent. They’re just paperwork shuffles and accounting tricks.
It begins with one of the most reliable old flim-flams in the Democrat budget arsenal, “war savings.” This is accomplished by assuming that military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan would continue forever… except hey, what do you know, they’re ending! BOOM! $240 billion in “savings!”
In addition to being an insult to our intelligence, the “war savings” scam offers depressing commentary on the way Democrats view government spending through the lens of “baseline budgeting.” The default state of every government program is eternal existence, with built-in annual increases. Can anyone name a major program other than military operations that ever ends, or even diminishes appreciably? Okay, how about a minor one?
On top of the phony war savings, Murray’s budget does cut into the military, funding America’s defense a good $658 billion below the House budget figures, according to the Heritage Foundation. The military remains the one line item Democrats really are willing to slash.LINK