I agree with most of your posts, but do you really feel that all expenditures should be weighted equally? Our national security should be given more consideration than every item in the budget in my opinion.
What does policing the world and putting bases on every nook and cranny on the planet have to do with “national security?”
Not one single cut from ANY defense program or benefit, not even a smidgen, nothing, until the bastards cut funding for NPR, NEA and get ALL the money back, every cent, from Fannie Mae, Freddy Mac, GM, Solyndra, etc.
Then we can begin to look at wasteful defense spending.
No, I do not. Defense is vitally important and it is constitutionally mandated. I would cut other programs before Defense.
However, all large programs have waste. I know enough about DoD to say that they could cut a fair amount without weakening our defense. I would be willing to support cuts of that nature in return for large cuts in other areas (Education, Energy, etc. etc. etc.).
As a simple political matter, I don't think anyone can expect success if they say "Let's cut your stuff, and leave my stuff alone". That's why I say that Defense cuts are unavoidable -- but I insist that the Left recognize that their stuff -- even their favorite stuff -- must be seen as ripe for chopping.