For way too long the Defense Budget has been untouchable. The Department of Defense continues to claim that it can’t afford to make budget cuts as other government agencies are being asked to do. Really? Take a look at the above chart to see just how much more we spend on defense than other countries. This chart, which was prepared by Winslow Wheeler of Project On Military Procurement (POGO), shows that we are grossly spending more than all our perceived enemies combined.
The government claims it’s not trying to be the world’s policeman, but it sure is spending like it is. It’s time to start rolling back defense spending.