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  • adjective Unrelated to military defense


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non- +‎ defense


  • They spend most of their time arguing about the minor--a relatively tiny slice of the budget known as nondefense discretionary spending--and largely leave untouched the real culprits of the budget deficit, such as Medicare.

    A guide to gimmicks in the fiscal 2012 budget

  • Mr. Ryan understands that the nation's fiscal imbalance cannot be repaired just by cutting nondefense discretionary spending which makes up only $666 billion of this year's $3.5 trillion federal budget.

    Obama vs. Ryan: The Choice Is Clear

  • Mr. Obama's Budget Director Jacob Lew asserts that the president has made tough choices, pointing to $775 million of proposed cuts — but that's one-tenth of 1% of nondefense discretionary spending.

    The Time for Spending Cuts Is Now

  • Yes, the president is calling for a freeze on nondefense discretionary spending 18% of the budget.

    The Time for Spending Cuts Is Now

  • Conservatives are opposing GOP spending proposals from the right, reports Janet Hook: Ultimately, the plan calls for a 9% reduction in nondefense, discretionary spending from 2010.

    Wonkbook: So many budget proposals

  • His single concrete proposal about cutting spending was a five-year freeze on nondefense discretionary outlays.

    Obama vs. Ryan: The Choice Is Clear

  • Orders for nondefense capital goods, excluding aircraft, which economists use to gauge business spending on new equipment, fell by 1.3% after falling 6% in January.

    Durable-Goods Orders Drop

  • The money used to pay interest on the debt by 2012 will amount to about 13 percent of the overall budget -- almost double the amount spent on nondefense discretionary spending that year.

    The Fact Checker: Obama's misleading deficit claim

  • There is also an immediate across the board 0.2% reduction in all nondefense accounts.

    Spending Cut Hokum

  • One thing I just want to add in here, when we are talking about this $100 billion, we are talking about nondefense discretionary spending, which is at most about a $500 million part of the government.

    Don't Curb Your Enthusiasm


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