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New nuke muscle in proposal billed as threat deterrent

By Compiled by Democrat-Gazette staff from wire reports

This article was originally published January 14, 2018 at 3:24 a.m. Updated January 14, 2018 at 3:24 a.m.

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President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence visit the Pentagon on July 20. Trump’s administration wants to develop new nuclear weapons and present a generally more aggressive nuclear stance, according to a policy statement that in some ways reaffirms the nuclear policy of former President Barack Obama.

WASHINGTON -- With Russia in mind, the Trump administration is aiming to develop new nuclear firepower that it says will make it easier to deter threats to European allies.

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RBear says... January 14, 2018 at 7:17 a.m.

Looks like Trump has brought us back into the Cold War. Each day, this administration looks more like the Nixon White House than anything else. My first question is how would Trump fund this new arsenal. From the article, "An assessment by the Congressional Budget Office released last fall found that it will cost $1.2 trillion over the next 30 years to build new weapons and maintain them."
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Trump and his Republican cronies have already cut taxes to create a $1 trillion addition to the debt. Add this and we're talking $400 billion more with increasing costs as the arsenal ages. Of course, those figures are always understated so let's just add in the 30% budget overrun and call it $1.5 trillion. This administration just loves to spend money to fund government contractors, all the while cutting taxes that could have at least offset the expenses.
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Don't EVER tell me Democrats just want to spend money. There has been more money spent on useless projects by Republicans than Democrats. Of course, the Trump demographic couldn't put two facts together to grasp this concept.

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