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Location: Orange County, CA, United States

I am an avid golfer who enjoys political discourse and quantum physics. I believe that regardless of politics that reality eventually intervenes.

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Reagan Defense Budget Debunked

I thought I'd bring up my post about Reagan's defense budget and the actual outlays to illustrate three points:

1) The Health and Human Services soared past the Defense budget in 1994 and never looked back. 2010 is projected at Defense $485B, and Health and Human Services $829B.
2) The increase in the national debt was hardly due to defense increases since the defense budget only made up 12% of the increase.
3) Defense budgets have been cut, even by Republicans.