How do you feel about defense spending?

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    I think I have a pretty good idea of how the tea party feels about welfare (aka crack moms and crack babies). What about the monumental waste that goes on in defense?
     
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    The "monumental waste" you speak of enables cowards like you the ability to post freely on message boards.
     
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    It is too high
     
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    Audits must be done on defense spending... There are many many contractors who do not live up to contract that still get paid... there is always room to trim the fat, and defense is no exception

    BUT.... The federal government is constitutionally charged to defend the union.... and I fully believe we should stay leaps and bounds above others in the world, to ensure we always have the most prepared and advanced military in the world... so I cannot condone gutting defense spending like many uber-liberals want
     
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    PS - why don't you fucking log off and enlist, asswipe.
     
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    I dont think there is any reason we cant cut military waste and increase salaries to the troops and take care of them.

    Every budget needs to be trimmed of waste. There are no sacred cows.
     
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    And leave the security of the basement?
     
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    As someone who served in the military for 20 years, I can give you plenty of examples of waste, fraud, and abuse in defense spending. And it used to piss me off to no end. In fact, I turned down a very lucrative six figure job with a defense contractor after I retired, in no small part because that contractor was one of the biggest offenders.

    With that said, I believe that much of what is seen as "waste" is not really waste. I think there are people who are unfamiliar with military logistics and make assumptions from ignorance.

    I think it would be more productive to examine the big picture instead. We should look at the various things we are doing around the world and determine which of those things are truly vital to our survival, and which are not.
     
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    Im thinking that the 4-5% of GDP traditionally spent on the military is just about right............
     
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    Sure it could be cut back. Why don't we just start with a 5 percent decrease in appropriations across the board along with welfare, education, pensions, and other double digit percentages that swallow our budget.
     

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