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Hoping to look tough on military affairs and on budget-tightening, House Republicans Monday passed a plan to cut waste in the Department of Defense: They want the agency to stop printing color copies and using high-quality and glossy paper. "Favoring a plain, black and white copy that uses both sides of the paper can still get the job done," Majority Whip Eric Cantor (R-Va.) says. The total savings to declare war on fancy copies? $37.5 million this year.
If you're having trouble visualizing how that stacks up with the United States' other military spending, here are a couple of easy comparisons: images of other "national security" stuff the GOP could have cut to save the same amount. And check out the full story, "GOP's Plan to Cut Defense: No More Color Copies!"