Originally Posted by J Diddy
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.
I don't know why you think spending on defense should be static. If people who make these decisions had followed that philosophy, we'd still be fielding a horse cavalry and arming our soldiers with muskets. It costs money to modernize.
I don't know what the "5 times" thing meant so I guess I fail to see your point too.
The health of Americans isn't wrapped up in whether or not we spend a few $billion on brain research. We'll still have a top notch health care system if was spend zero federal dollars on that research. That's why it's not essential.
"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