February 1, 2010
Why Not Defense?
We spend staggering, mind-blowing, gob-smacking amounts of money on defense. $768.2 billion in the new budget. Everybody knows this. We spend more money than the rest of the world combined, including allies like France and Great Britain. The defense budgets of counties that might be considered enemies, like North Korea and Iran, are rounding errors to the Pentagon. We continue, at this late date, to maintain huge military presences in both Germany and Japan, despite WWII being over for a while now and both countries being under threat from no one. If someone was really serious about cutting the Federal Budget, you would have to cut defense. The point is so obvious that even GOP member of the House are forced to concede the point.