Defense cuts are source of disagreement for GOP members

07/7/2011 | Politico (Washington, D.C.)

GOP members are having a hard time agreeing on defense spending cuts as the government seeks to reduce its $14.3 trillion national debt. While some members say the cuts will negatively affect national security, others say they are necessary to eliminate national debt without increasing taxes. A GOP congressional aide said Rep. Buck McKeon, R-Calif., chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, "is deeply concerned about any defense cuts made during wartime."

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