Originally Posted by patteeu
No, that's not correct. I'm not suggesting that defense spending has been cut over the past few decades. Try again.
I never said you did. What you did do was dismiss defense spending as a fiscal issue because such spending "has generally been declining as a fraction of both GDP and the federal budget." As if that means it is not a spending issue.
Spending on something could have increased exponentially, but if as a precentage of something else, it went down--then it is not an issue to you.