Jobs Issue Plays Into Defense Cuts Argument

More cuts to the Pentagon could add to the country's high unemployment.


Politically, by using the jobs argument, hawks on the right could very well get some Democrats, who are concerned with getting unemployment under control before the 2012 election, to ally with them in defense of Pentagon spending. Or, at the least, it could be a strong political attack against anyone, from either party, who is adamant about cutting national security funds.

Either way, the Pentagon has some tough decisions ahead as it cuts back its spending, and depending on the actions of Congress, they could get tougher.

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