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Why nobody is willing to touch the military spending? No politician even talks about it publicly. Cutting the military spending will benefit US both politicly and financially. I doubt there will be any social security money left for us after the baby boomers eat it up. :(
I think it has everything to do with politics. The conservatives paint themselves as the party that is pro-military and strong on the defense of the country. They constantly paint the Left as weak on national security. They have basically painted themselves in a corner, as this is one of their main lines of political attack against the Left, spanning multiple administrations.
Every two years there is an election, so does that mean this issue will never be resolved? The government needs to focus on convincing the public first, then they can take care of the rest. This article made me worried about my retirement, and my financial situation. I hold this above the "national security", is this wrong? I bet there are more people out there like me.