GDP drops for the first time in over 3 yearsPosted by Randy | January 31, 2013
I want to share with you a recent CNBC article showing that GDP in the United States fell for the first time since 2009. Both the article and the chart below, indicate that the 0.1 percent decline is due in large part to the largest cuts to defense spending our nation has seen in 40 years.
Since 2011, when sequestration was introduced as a means to reduce spending, I have been warming against drastic and dangerous cuts to our military. I opposed the Budget Control Act, which will implement sequestration and slash defense spending on March 1, 2013, and have consistently supported alternative plans to address the debt and reign in spending in Washington. Given this latest economic report, do you agree that a strong defense is necessary to maintain a strong America?
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