Congress Looks to Bypass Promised Pentagon Spending Cuts

Sen. Graham: Military Spending 'The No. 1 Priority of a Broke Nation'

With just a few months left to reach a deal to avoid some minor cuts to the record military spending budget, Congressional hawks are increasing their doomsday rhetoric about the cuts, and desperately looking for a way to bypass them.

Leading the charge, as always, is war enthusiast Sen. Lindsey Graham (R – SC), who insisted that going back on the promised cuts would be a great chance for Congress to prove that America is committed to its massive military.

“The date on the debt is an opportunity to send the world a signal that we are going to remain the strongest military force in the world,” Graham said, adding that “we’re going to keep it, and we’re going to make it the No. 1 priority of a broke nation.”

Graham went on to argue that the US is on the cusp of a war with Syria, and was almost certain to attack Iran later in the summer, and that these new adventures justified the continued spending.

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