Military Spending Promise Kept?
Speaking in October 2007 about military spending, presidential candidate Barack Obama promised, “”I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending… I don’t posture on defense policy.”
The military appropriations legislation passed just last week by the House of Representatives, which President Obama supports and is prepared to sign into law, increases the military budget to 58 percent of discretionary spending. In 2005, President George W. Bush had increased the military budget as well – to 51 percent of discretionary spending.
Democrats, do you count this as a promise kept?