Stuff the GOP's "Color Copies" Defense Cut Could Buy

House Republicans' bold proposal to slash military spending: no more color or glossy copies! Here's what else they could have cut to save the same amount.
Stuff the GOP's "Color Copies" Defense Cut Could Buy

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!"