Decreasing “defense” spending is a completely viable method of funding all of the social betterment programs that politicians are looking to fund. Why is raising taxes the only solution ever proposed?
While our country continues to dig itself into deeper and deeper debt, we continue to be the leader in military spending. More budget than the next several countries combined.
We have difficulty maintaining our bridges, roads and have antiquated infrastructure, yet we can afford to build multi-million dollar bombs and war planes?
Our priorities need to change.