As usual, you don't backup your assertion with real data. Please take a look at slide #6 in the following presentation, and tell us where you plan to get you 50% defense cuts. ALL the development programs only account for $184B of the $515B...so even if you, and your whacko Lefty friends, got your way, and we had NO new system's development, you couldn't cut 50%.
You have to be an Obama groupie....all full of hot air...and day-dreams of "Change"...God help us.
No asshole. I don't like to be called leftie Texas trash. You can easily cut the defense budget in half with no difficulties. If you privately asked the employees here they would agree. Star wars, a new fighter plane, nuclear subs. Don't make me laugh. China is next to us in military spending and they don't even have an aircraft carrier. Oh what liberal programs do you want to cut? Social Security. Bud people paid into it and it would be solvent if it wasn't for right wing trash like you. By the way 70 billion for Iraq. I think it will run 3 trillion in the long run. Just print money. Gosh you must be a member of the fed. Is Phil Gramn your uncle?
<Next year, the Tanker budget will probably be cut anyway irregardless of who the next president is. >
Irregardless, it won't/can't be cut iffn the AF is to get any new tankers at all. The old ones are getting pretty old now. Full sprectrum domination force projection relies on tankers.
Obama is already changing his "surrender position" on Iraq by saying that he will evaluate that strategy after considering the recommendation of his people on the ground. I believe that this is the beginning of a status quo stance for the military and no drastic changes to Defense spending will occur. It cannot, if there is one thing we should have learned by now, terrorists do not fight fair.
What does defense spending have to do with fighting terrorism. Oh more submarines, stealth fighters, etc. good against terrorists. Didn't know they have an air force. Maybe the drones and a few programs. Lets be serious here the Northrops put plants in a lot of states especially southern states. The US is like the old soviet union. They created meaningless jobs. Sounds like Northrop to me.
The reason I posted this is because I worked at Northrop years ago for approximately eight years when the defense dept. budget was a third of what it is now. Even then there was a tremendous amount of waste in defense spending. We used to laugh at the missile programs and how they were rigged to work. By the way I left on my own and in fact was prospering there. This country will have to eventually balance a budget and cut defense and social expenditures. Just the way it is. I guess I'm a libertarian. I think defense spending is necessary but at these levels we resemble the Soviet Union before the downfall.
m-702 sez he worked defense "when the defense dept. budget was a third of what it is now..."
My golly gee - how long ago was that? And is that in 2008 dollars or back when a dollar was worth 3 times as much as it is now????
We borry all that money anyway from the Chinese, the oil sheiks, et. al, and will pay them back in inflated dollars anyway, so no worries.