The extreme right is in the driver's seat here. It is demanding no tax increases to remediate the deficits caused by the Bush tax cuts. The demand is that the deficit shall be eliminated by spending cuts. As the deficit exceeds the entire non-defense discretionary budget of the USA, then the massive cuts must include defense. Israel, and other nations used to US largess had better cover their posteriors by getting ahead of the inevitable.
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