Hey, I'm not saying the budget is good. I see no reason to ramp up military spending at this or any point to be honest. In fact, we need to cut there. But I'm fine with dialing back this.
I disagree. We need to spend more on the military. They way to bring Russia to it's knees again is to make them spend money on the military they don't have to compete with us. The is what Reagan did in the '80s and it will work again:
"A central instrument for putting pressure on the Soviet Union was Reaganâ€™s massive defense build-up, which raised defense spending from $134 billion in 1980 to $253 billion in 1989. This raised American defense spending to 7 percent of GDP, dramatically increasing the federal deficit. Yet in its efforts to keep up with the American defense build-up, the Soviet Union was compelled in the first half of the 1980s to raise the share of its defense spending from 22 percent to 27 percent of GDP, while it froze the production of civilian goods at 1980 levels."
"The political lesson of Watergate is this: Never again must America allow an arrogant, elite guard of political adolescents to by-pass the regular party organization and dictate the terms of a national election." Gerald R. Ford