Defense cuts: The lesser of two evils?

Congressional Republicans are looking to saddle President Obama with blame for automatic cuts to defense spending set to take effect in 2013, under the debt ceiling deal from last year. … The issue may be a potent political weapon, as deep cuts to the military are not popular. But polling shows that in the general, Americans are much more open to cutting back on defense spending than for two other major programs that account for huge chunks of the federal budget: Medicare and Social Security. [cont.]

Scott Clement, Washington Post

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