Entitlements are the real problem. The military is only 17% of the budget. Moreover, entitlements (as voracious as they are now) are about to explode in the next decade to nightmarish proportions. You just can’t say “forget” them. That is madness.
Madness is McCain and Grahamnesty claiming that entitlements are fully funded by trust funds (IOUS the gubment gave itself) for 10 years just because those over 55 are the GOPs most loyal voting base..
If this is all about cutting them in 10 years then just wait 10 years to do it.
Meanwhile Defense spending has grown gigantic, Maryland and N Virginia need some budget cuts so they can understand what the rest of the country is going through.
Here in Maryland they are still building new housing developments as if the housing boom never crashed.