Tuesday, January 14, 2020

The wall's silver lining

Since the cold war, it has been almost impossible to cut the military's bloated budget in the U.S. The constituency to cut the pentagon's budget is politically weak and anyone in Congress who advocates bringing defense spending under control can be accused of being weak on defense or hating the troops.

I'll give Trump his due, he has found a way to effectively cut military spending without the expected political blowback.