Congress now has an opportunity to use the regular legislative process enshrined in our Constitution to debate and pass a budget that reflects the moral priorities of our nation. Although the U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan is winding down, our country is still spending almost as much on war as we spent at the height of the Cold War or Vietnam.
I hope our Senators will work in the next two years to support further cuts in the Pentagon budget and additional investments to meet the needs of our struggling communities at home.
I understand foreign aid is only about 1 percent of the budget. This should not be cut. It should be increased. It helps millions
of people, unlike military spending which accounts for much more.
The Government Accountability Office declared the Pentagon budget to be unable to be audited.
Cut it down to size. Spend at most only what other nations spend on their military.
Rely on the United Nations for peacekeeping.
Mark M. Giese