You’re going by a fairly decent rule of thumb, but when it comes to cutting our military, they do serious damage every time they do it. Then it costs us double when we have to rebuild.
There are literally thousands of programs they could cut, that would seriously set back Leftist causes in our nation.
I think you’re kidding yourself if you think they’re going to go after them with anything close to the same vigor they will our military.
We have a one theater level preparedness at this time. We should have two. Are we now going to a zero theater level of preparedness? That’s a question worth pondering, because I don’t see any way around it if cutting takes place.
What happens then? Well, then we fight on our own shores.
Given Democratic control of the Senate, your ideal is a non-starter. Whether you like it it or not, you will be presented with two choices. (1) higher taxes (which will of course also mean higher deficits in the long-term) or (2) the automatic triggers which will mean deeper Pentagon cuts than the first choice. Which will you choose when the time comes?