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The War Is Making You Poor Act, explains E.D. Kain at NRO, would carve “$159 billion of pork from the defense budget and give 90 percent of that money back to taxpayers. The remaining 10 percent would go toward trimming the national debt. For fiscal conservatives,” Kain argues, “this should be a welcome piece of legislation.”
In fact, judging by the many reactions around the Web, it might actually be a semi-popular, bipartisan bill that would at once cut back the national debt and put more tax dollars in Americans’ pockets. Republicans have a chance to lead this effort in the Senate. Indeed, Oklahoma Republican Tom Coburn is talking about scaling back the defense budget […]. America already spends far more than the rest of the developed world on its national security. Trimming some pork from that figure would not leave Americans defenseless.
How’s this for a catchphrase: Keep America in Fighting Trim!