Our unsustainable budget deficit

Obviously, what we ought to do slash the living shit out of defense spending. Reduce it by 90% and we'll be roughly on par with our most likely antagonists.

Please note: This post occasioned by hearing yet another thoughtful moderate wonder whether we can afford universal healthcare. Meanwhile, the woman who cleans the building where my office is located needs surgery on her foot (it's a repetitive stress injury brought on by her other, full time job), has to pay for it out of her own pocket, and won't be paid for the time off. Why is killing more important? Why can't we ask whether we can afford to spend more than the rest of the world combined on defense? What the fuck is wrong with this country?

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