Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Susan Eisenhower's take on Romney's Military Spending Plan

 “God Help This Country…”: Defense Strategy & Romney’s Military Spending Plan
October 9, 2012
Mitt Romney won’t release most of his tax returns. Nor will he give voters specifics on how he plans to make his tax cutting plan “revenue neutral.” But when it comes to national defense he has offered voters astonishing specificity. In a policy memo released by the Romney campaign on July 24, the former Massachusetts Governor committed himself—during his first 100 days in office—to “Reverse Obama-era defense spending cuts with the goal of setting a core defense spending floor of 4% of GDP…[and]  put our Navy on the path to increase its shipbuilding rate from nine per year to approximately fifteen per year…[and] maintain a fleet of 11 aircraft carriers.”   Romney spoke on the subject again on Monday at the Virginia Military Institute.

Where is Dwight Eisenhower when we need him?

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