Enacting the bill would decrease direct spending (by increasing offsetting receipts); therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures apply.
But in recent years, he said, the personnel at Fort Dix have been drastically cut back as part of a national effort to decrease military spending.
According to a Pew Research poll in March 2010, 31% of Republicans would be willing to decrease military spending to bring down the deficit.
The fiscal crisis of the 1970s decreased public spending in most developed nations, leading to further deterioration of state-run infrastructure and further exacerbating problems of provision.
In addition, certain reforms to Medicare decreased elderly spending on home health care by 12.5 percent per year between 1996 and 2000.
"It would have been inconceivable that you could have presented a budget that decreased spending," he said.
In the absence of Western capital and technology, the Soviets can increase domestic investment only by decreasing military spending.
He'd had the guts to vote against the last budget deal because it decreased military spending.
All all seriousness can someone please explain why the government have taken a step which will almost certainly decrease spending?
The end of the Cold War in 1991 led many governments to significantly decrease military spending as a "peace dividend".