I was getting ready to write a piece to explain that if we are going to be honest about solving the deficit problem, not only must we leave tax increases on the table, but no government expenditure should be considered a sacred cow, like the military. Chris of Mason Conservative beat me to the punch.
The United States military is the greatest, most fearsome fighting force in the history of the world. We possess the capability to destroy the world hundreds of times over. Since we only have one world to deal with, is it a bad question to ask if it is okay over time to reduce the power to destroy the world from 400 times over to 200 times over in order to get our budget priorities in order and rein in government spending?
I know some folks who owe up to the fact that they rely heavily on the government as a primary client to succeed in their private business. That is okay. Yet, I find it ironic that the same people who shout loudly that “government does not create jobs, the private sector creates jobs” are the same people who claim that sequestration will cause thousands of job losses. So apparently, the government does create some jobs. I guess if you are a fiscally conservative defense contractor living off of government contracts, you can have your cake and eat it too.