It is becoming that time of the year when the politicians will be laser focused on the deficit and spending……most conservs will jump on the same programs they always jump on….Social Security and Medicare.
I will agree that this country needs to save some cash but I do not agree that social safety net is the place we need to focused on.
I think there is a place that we can save money and still hold our head high and provide for our citizens…..we could eliminate a couple of unnecessary wars for instance….
When President Donald Trump signed the massive omnibus spending bill last month, he did so fleetingly and reluctantly. He called it a “ridiculous” piece of legislation that made a mockery of Congress as an institution, and he sternly made a promise: “I http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-skeptics/3-wars-trump-should-end-right-now-25251will never sign another bill like this again.”
The only reason Trump swallowed his disgust for the bill was because the U.S. military received a substantial windfall of cash courtesy of the American taxpayer. The 2018 omnibus threw $700 billion into the military’s coffers, a mountain of a figure that the bureaucrats and pencil pushers in the Pentagon never had to work with before.
I know this is a pipe dream for the M-IC will not allow any decrease in their portion of the American Pie……sadl6y we have enough wars on our plate and a reduction in the strain would be nothing but beneficial.