CubinNY wrote:squally1313 wrote:I feel like I'm missing something obvious here because I never really see this being discussed, so someone help me out please:
In terms of the budget, the standard Republican defense on all these cuts is that they are getting rid of wasteful spending/inefficiencies/etc. That's fine, easy talking point, whatever. Last I checked, we spend more on the military than like the next 10 countries combined, and apparently it's a key priority to increase that spending this year.
Has anyone called into question why every other country in the world spends fractions of what we're spending on the military and are obviously satisfied with the output? Is the military so sacrosanct that we can't theorize that, if we're spending multiple more than anyone else and it apparently isn't good enough, maybe we're doing something wrong in terms of inefficiencies there? Or is there something unique about the US that requires such large expenditures?
We have the words 1 (Air Force), 2 (Navy), and 3rd (Army) largest air-forces according to a colonel I know.
That colonel is confusing as hell.