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“But What About China?”

By Taylor Marvin

“We are fighting two wars, you have China, you have Iran: Is this the time to be making these types of cuts?”

-House Armed Services Comittee Chairman Buck McKeon

This might be a useful time to revisit this graphic:

Iran is the world’s 24th highest military spender, putting it low in the dark blue segment. Offering the threat of China and Iran as reasons to keep America’s military budget untouchable isn’t an honest argument and isn’t compatible with fiscal conservatism.

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