Thursday, July 23, 2009

Myth: Dems Like to Cut Military Spending - John Stossel's Take

Take it from a speech Defense Secretary Robert Gates gave last week:

"The last defense budget submitted by President George W. Bush for Fiscal Year 2009 was $515 billion. In that budget the Bush administration proposed – at my recommendation – a Fiscal Year 2010 defense budget of $524 billion. The budget just submitted by President Obama for FY 2010 was $534 billion. Even after factoring inflation, and some of the war costs that were moved from supplemental appropriations, President Obama's defense request represents a modest but real increase over the last Bush budget."

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