There is no doubt whatsoever that America needs to drastically cut spending. Along with radical advances toward socialism, the reckless spending of our liberal-controlled government is what spawned the birth of the Tea Party movement last year. We have spent trillions we don’t have on unconstitutional bailouts of private businesses, trillions we don’t have on wasteful “porkulus” spending that has done little more than stimulate bigger government, and trillions we don’t have on a new entitlement for unconstitutional government health care.
Roughly half of the federal budget is spent on entitlement programs that would not only be better handled in the private sector, the U.S. Constitution provides no authority for the federal government to run such programs.
Yet as is typical of big government socialists, the political class is all hot to trot to cut defense spending. They seem oblivious to the fact that we are still wrapping up wars against terrorist factions in Iraq and Afghanistan, and face ongoing belligerence from nations such as Iran and North Korea who are on the verge of nuclear capability.
- #10. We are a nation at war.
- #9. The Pentagon’s bill is getting bigger, not smaller.
- #8. The world is getting less safe, not more.
- #7. Americans want to be defended.
- #6. Defense cuts would mean a whole lot less defense.
- #5. Savings cannot be saved.
- #4. The budget can be balanced without gutting defense.
- #3. Gutting defense makes progressives’ life easy.
- #2. Defense spending is already at near historic post–World War II lows.
- #1. Providing for the common defense is an obligation established by the Constitution.
Go to The Foundry to read more details on each of these important reasons.