Nice to see at least some folks in Washington looking to solve the country's budget woes in one of the right places. According to The Hill:
If Washington politicians is going to agonize about the national deficit (which they shouldn't until the economy gets back on its feet), at least these folks are looking at one of the right places: our bloated military. We currently account for nearly 50 percent of all the military spending in the world. It simply is not plausible that such an enormous excess over everyone else is necessary to keep us as safe as may be possible. (And that military was useless to protect us from moderately well-organized fanatics who were willing to die for their hatreds on 9/11.)
And this commission doesn't seem to have taken into account that we are paying for two ill-conceived, unnecessary wars. We ought to be able to find some savings by getting out of other peoples' countries.
So by all means, cut back the military to cut the deficit. And remember the other source of cash to do the job: tax the people who have the money -- the rich. That ought to help get us back in balance ...