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What the Military Needs Is Less National Debt

FreedomWorks president Adam Brandon unleashed the following comment on those citing the threat of terrorism or “national security” as reasons to support the explosion in our national debt through the McConnell-Schumer budget deal:

“This budget deal is a disaster on many fronts, but one thing I find especially offensive is the brinkmanship that created this crisis and Republican leadership and other moderates who have the audacity to argue that we have to pass it for national security reasons.

“Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Michael Mullen once said that our national debt is our greatest national security threat. As Congress plunges us further into debt by increasing spending and allowing entitlements to continue to grow, we will have less money to spend on defense. This is just basic math. This budget bill would return us to Obama-era deficits and bust the spending caps meant to slow the growth of our debt, our greatest national security threat.

“The American people are about to find out who is serious about the fiscal issues facing our nation. Thankfully, senators like Rand Paul, Mike Lee, Steve Daines, and others have spoken out against this monstrosity. Others, sadly, are more than content with deficits as far as the eye can see, which will make our military weaker in the long run, as more threats emerge and as there is less money available because Congress will have spent us into bankruptcy.

“For the sake of our national security, senators should vote against this bill.”