The defense department and Pentagon are trying to scare the American public and congress with sequestration cuts. A cut of $46 billion from a bloated $700 billion budget.
They say we will become a second-class military power. Second class to who?
China spends $150 billion and Russia spends the same. Maybe we should bring the heads of China’s or Russia’s defense departments here if they can have a stronger military on 22 percent of the spending. I hope the American public and Congress wake up to what is behind our federal deficit. It is excessive defense spending over last 30 years, starting with Reagan administration. We have spent an unnecessary $7 trillion over that time period.
We have paid $10 trillion in interest on that 7$ trillion dollars. What is our federal deficit? About $17 trillion.
All great empires have collapsed under the weight of excessive defense spending (such as Rome and Great Britain). It will be hard to pay off the debt we have created, but the first place to start is cutting defense spending.