Thornberry: Defense Cuts are Not the Way to Balancing the Budget


Rep. Mac Thornberry (R. Texas) discussed the best way to move toward a balanced federal budget in an interview on CNBC Tuesday morning.

Rep. Mac Thornberry: “You can’t balance the budget on defense. As a matter of fact, if you eliminated defense, it would not balance the budget. So it’s got to be the mandatory programs, that’s what we have got to focus on, and if he [Obama] talks about anything else, I think he’s playing games.