Defense cuts

There are few better ways of appreciating how the Republican Party has transformed from a party of defense hawks to a party of deficit hawks than tracking how the sequester has turned from a threat to the nation’s defenses to an unparalleled opportunity to bring the government to heel.
    After the Tea Party new guard stared down the old school leadership over a sequestration deal, the draconian cuts were reclassified. No longer were they an unthinkable assault on American military strength but a rare chance to achieve a noticeable reduction in federal spending. 

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