Now that the ship of state has navigated the fiscal shoals, Republicans in Congress are sharpening their knives to make spending cuts in Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. But 60 percent of our discretionary budget goes to the Pentagon, and if you believe that’s not trimmable, I have a very nice bridge in Brooklyn I can sell you.
Think about the thousand overseas bases now run by the Pentagon. For what? Just imagine what that costs us. Remember, a base is not just a base, it is an entire community, with dependents’ housing, schools, officers’ clubs, bowling alleys, and more. And we have a thousand of them! Let’s make cuts there, not in grandma’s retirement pennies.
Walter Ebmeyer, Bryn Mawr