Wanna really be serious about slashing government spending and waste? Well, as the right says, EVERYONE needs to have "skin in the game" (A dumbass quote that is catching fire lately). Well, everyone means "EVERYONE", so Romney Inc can get over that bullshit about it being "reckless" to look for waste in the Dept of Defense. Here are some fine examples, although I already provided the thread on US Marines doing police work in Nicaragua to catch petty drug dealers (Yeah, thats what our tax money should be doing). World Wide Military Deployments Those are worldwide US military deployments. Keep in mind, they get "per diem" pay, combat pay for flying over somewhere that bullets are flying, and all sorts of other perks while deployed. And thats fine...in a true war zone. But why do we have US military "deployed" in: Netherlands Djibouti Spain Guam Italy (really? Is Snooki gonna invade us?) Iceland Diego Garcia (yeah, it's an actual place) Belgium Greece Norway Well, you can check the link. Massive government waste sending countless government employees to these foreign countries, paying for housing, per diem, haircuts, etc, etc, etc. WHY? We aren't at war with any of those places. We aren't the world police. Norway and Iceland can fend for themselves, it's not MY tax dollars that should be policing Nicaragua or making Spain feel safe from the Nazis.....70 years later. Sure, pulling all those people out of there would cause us to have a big surplus in military personnel. But hey, just downsize, through attrition if necessary. All those extra military folks can just get jobs in the private sector like the rest of us. Romney/Ryan....time to make sure everyone has some skin in the game and cut defense.