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Ryan speaks out against military cuts

By Beth Fouhy

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Republican Paul Ryan says Mitt Romney will prevent planned cuts to the U.S. military if elected president.

The GOP vice presidential hopeful spoke to supporters Thursday inFayetteville, home to the Ft. Bragg Army base and a large number ofmilitary families.

Ryan warned of the cuts to military spending outlined insequestration, a series of automatic, across-the-board cuts that will take effect if Congress doesn't reach a budget solution in the next few months. Half of the cuts are set to come from the Pentagon.

As a Wisconsin congressman and chairman of the budget committee, Ryan voted for budget control legislation that included sequestration. He spoke favorably about the agreement on the House floor.

Ryan has since voted for legislation to block the cuts.

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  1. Mercy SwailsComment by Mercy Swails
    August 24, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    My girls 11 & 15 played for the Veterans Home in Boulder City NV last weekend take a listen – help them go viral on youtube post a thumbs up link to facebook they deserve it! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2cGH7lzmsY&feature=plcp

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  2. thomas mcguireComment by thomas mcguire
    August 24, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    Ryan is wrong on DOD. The DOD budget exceeds one trillion dollars. It is largely bureaucracy. There are too many organizations, too many officers, and too many high ranking officers. The Navy is the most costly waste, USAF second, Army last. We are creating enemies–they are not natural ones. DOD needs to be near post-Cold War status of around $500 billion. Ryan and Romney both need to cool it on DOD cuts–they are needed now.
    Col. Thomas McGuire USAF-Ret

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    • genesalComment by genesal
      August 24, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

      Yes, we know the Air Farce is bloated.

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