President-elect donald trump has made cutting wasteful defense spending a top priority, specifically targeting federal defense contracts they should consider the many cases in which former military facilities were converted to more productive uses, such as philadelphia's navy yard or the brunswick. Trump told state governors at the white house his budget plan included a “ historic increase in defense spending to rebuild the depleted military of the united states of america” he said his proposal was a “landmark event” and would send a message of “american strength, security and resolve” to other. To the editor: re “military cutbacks make sense” (editorial, july 25): arguing that the united states has routinely drawn down personnel after major conflicts doesn't recognize that this peace-dividend-cutting approach has consistently left the military ill prepared for the next major conflict this reduction of. Released in may, president donald trump's fiscal year 2018 defense budget increases funding for the us department of defense while cutting funding for other critical programs in the discretionary budget the trump administration contends that this increase is necessary for two reasons first, the. President trump wants to increase defense spending to improve military readiness but even without his proposed increase, the united states spends more on the military by far than any other country. It spends more on its military than the next ten countries combined—and many of those countries are its allies america has adversaries, but its rival great powers are far less dangerous than those of the past thus, there is room to cut the us defense budget to right-size it to the threats it actually faces. Senator coburn said on “morning joe” on feb 13 that “$100 billion could be cut” ron paul says that only about half the defense budget is for defense, the other half is for militarism abroad so here are 16 ways to cut its waste, fraud, and abuse of american taxpayers 1) the military is top-heavy with officers. Protecting the american way of life is essential and expensive read the top 10 reasons the us should not cut military spending welfare spending has increased obamacare has created the worst of all possible worlds with regard to healthcare, increasing costs for many quite simply america is.
Foreign policy at brookings michael o'hanlon a moderate plan for additional defense budget cuts policy paper number 30, february 2013 hopes for efficiencies from various vaguely specified reforms that would save $60 billion over a for all these reasons, being able to bring several us divisions to bear. Here are five common—but bad—arguments made by those seeking to cut the defense budget “the united states no other country is capable of protecting its interests around the world like the united states, and sustaining a military force that can project power worldwide comes at a cost “defense. The us military accounts for over 50 percent of discretionary federal spending, a total of cuts we need end to war, and shift of national resources to rebuilding our local communities and repairing the damage done by american empire abroad in the wake of this war crime somalis, nigerians, eritreans and other 9. The trump blueprint, due in more detail next month, would fulfill the republican president's campaign pledge to boost pentagon spending while targeting the budgets of other federal agencies the “topline” figures emerged monday, one day before trump's first address to a joint session of congress.
Yet, obama's federal budgets (as well as those of many previous presidents) have made defense their lowest priority according to the preamble to the supreme law of the land, the need to provide for the common defense is actually one of the reasons why the federal government was established in the first place. All federal programs, including military outlays, must be on the cutting block at least, with the defense of america most of the outlays on the us armed services are for other countries rather than america, and for promoting social engineering abroad rather than serving americans at home more than two.
A couple of reasons for why the us can't cut to that level: 1 pay us service members are paid very well compared to many of their foreign counterparts 2 appropriations which is cheaper, gear made in a sweat shop or gear made in a clean room factory 3 navy the us is the only major power with a. Cutting such spending sharply is a terrible idea, for several reasons us military spending has soared over the past decade, and we now spend $700+ billion a year on our military (see chart at top) no other developed or big country comes close to us in military spending, even as a percent of gdp. The united states will spend about $600 billion on “national defense” in 2017, according to the government's definition1 that includes spending on the base pentagon budget, spending on overseas contingency operations or current wars, and spending on defense-related activities in other agencies.
I once asked alan greenspan in a hearing what the economic impact would be of cutting military spending versus other types of spending his answer was that to the extent that your national defense requirements allowed you to cut the military, it would almost certainly cause less of an economic impact.
The internet started out as darpanet, which was created for military reasons jon von neummann who created the alu , worked closely with the united states military and sat on the board of many companies including general electric etc this has continued even today with d wave co-operating with lockheed martin. Debate whether us military spending should be cut find out what others think about pentagon spending and if budget cuts need to be made everyone is terrified of these weapons that too many counties have, and the only reason isis and other terrorist groups are a danger is because they're a not a country,. Ready to cut military spending that reagan succeeded is one of the reasons we can consider different approaches in the 21st century today we face no in 2010 the federal government spent more than $875 billion on national defense and veterans' affairs, around one-fourth of the federal budget.