Originally Posted by patteeu
BTW, out fiscal problems weren't caused by defense spending. Over the past several decades, defense spending has generally been declining as a fraction of both GDP and the federal budget. Entitlement spending and interest payments on the debt are where the budget busting growth comes from.
This is usually the kind of argument you make fun of--spending has increased, but it decreased as a percentage of something or other, so therefore the increase in spending, or the spending itself, doesn't matter.