Thomas Ramey Watson

Cut Military Spending, Not Safety Net

Cutting the deficit is all the rage in Washington, D.C., these days, and members of both parties are all too willing to put vital public structures like Social Security and Medicare on the chopping block.

The implication is that we can’t afford to fund luxurious progr

ams that do extravagant, outlandish things like preventing the elderly from slipping back into a 50-percent poverty rate. Th is implication

is a lie.

We have plenty of money.

See the so-called “defense” budget for proof.

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