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Old 08-15-2019, 08:15 AM
mhendo is offline
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Originally Posted by XT View Post
Why is this the time when the US military budget should be reduced? What are you basing that on?
I probably could have phrased that better. It's not that something has suddenly happened now. I'm not arguing that there's something unique about 2019, or the Trump presidency, that makes reducing military spending a good idea.

It's simply that the United States has spent far too much on its military for years--decades--and it's one of the areas where spending could be reduced without in any meaningful way reducing the practical safety of the United States and its people. We could have saved about $10 billion a month over an extended period simply by not engaging in a dishonest and idiotic invasion of Iraq.