Originally Posted by patteeu
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.
I would say that it should decline as a percentage of budget and GD as those numbers are always rising however spending is relatively static. It's pretty well set up 5 times
the next guy. With that in mind, I fail to see your point.
I disagree that the health of Americans is not essential and I'm pretty well versed in why we have a fiscal problem. I said it once and I will say it again. Fixing one problem isn't mutually exclusive to fixing any others.