1. Our Debt and Deficit are not exploding because of Defense Spending - they are exploding because of Entitlements.
2. Obama and the Democrats have thrown Billions at state and local governments to pay off unions, while they have taken an ax to their own Federal employees.
When Pelosi was still Speaker, she called for a vote in Congress in August (which was not EVEN IN SESSION!) to spend over $40 Billion in yet another "Son of Stimulus" give-away to local governments so that they would not have to lay off teachers, administrators, police, etc or cut their salaries. At the same time, Obama froze all Federal salaries (3 years running, they are still frozen), froze all cost of living pay, froze all locality pay, and froze hiring. A few short months later, the DoD hemorrhaged jobs, with 16,000 Air Force civilians cut, and over 20,000 Army and Navy civilians who lost their jobs.
In short, Obama and the Democrats screwed employees that did work for them, while doling out Billions in borrowed money to local and state unions they bought off - but it is NOT the job of the Federal government and the taxpayer to fund. This article's laments the fact that state and local employees may have to start feeling a real pinch.
Please explain how, since i have contributed yearly since 1968, social security is an entitlement.