Originally Posted by J Diddy
Nobody said it was. It's also not an eternal bog that you keep endlessly throwing money into because you can. It, just like everything else, should have limits. Those limits have been passed a ways back.
Defense spending has been declining as a share of the budget and as a share of GDP for the past several decades. Meanwhile, entitlement spending (and the cost of the debt) is exploding. Cutting the defense budget in order to fund domestic programs that aren't essential, is foolish, particularly when it's coming from people who haven't even figured out why we have a fiscal problem in the first place.
"After voters re-elected an administration that added five trillion dollars to the nationís debt, left 23 million Americans unemployed, surrendered Iraq to Americaís enemy Iran, and enabled the Muslim Brotherhood to gain control of the largest country in the Middle East, the one lesson Republicans should agree on is that elections are driven by emotions, not reason." - David Horowitz