The Defensive Breakdown
If liberals are believers in Keynesian economics why do they always want to cut military spending? If it’s good for growth of the the economy to spend money in every other government dept. why wouldn’t it be good to spend it on the military for the same reasons?
If conservatives believe in maintaining a tight fiscal policy why don’t they ever consider cuts to defense? Their defense is that defense is one of the core principles of the government. Still how come the idea of defense cuts always gets them all atwitter?
The truth is they’re both wrong. Liberals will cut defense, as they already have, but that’s not the problem. The truth is that defense spending IS too high. It’s too high firstly because like all government programs probably 20-20% of it is simply wasted through overpriced purchases. Secondly, it is too high because much of it goes to unneeded and unwanted purchases like Abrams tanks that we already have thousands of simply sitting unused. Thirdly, much of it is wasted because we spend so much on broken weapon systems that take decades to make finally work properly. The reasons are many more but I’ll stop here.
The President has dictated to Sec.Def. Hagel to make cuts and those cuts will not be to the wasteful monstrosities but to the really unimportant stuff like enlisted ranks and their pay and benefits. After all when you have the worst-best equipment money can buy, who needs people trained to use it.
Politics is all bullshit. If we were serious about cutting the defense, which in a rational world we would be, we would start by cutting the endless civilian employees. Why we need just as many pencil pushing, form filing beauracrats as we do fighting men is beyond me.
Cut the useless people(civilians AND excess flag officers), and then the useless equipment, and voila you’ve saved more than what’s being asked.
Posted on August 7, 2013, in No Hope For America, Problems to Ponder, The Life of Man and tagged america, conservatives, defense, economics, employeess, government policy, hagel, liberals, no hope for america, spending. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.