Here's an issue that hasn't been debated much in the presidential campaign but ought to be: How much should we spend on defense?But that doesn't matter, because we have to cut Social Security and Medicare and roads and schools and police and jobs so we can spend more money on blowing things up. Keep in mind that Mitt Romney wants:
President Obama has proposed keeping the Pentagon budget essentially flat for the next 10 years. Mitt Romney, by contrast, wants to increase defense spending massively — by more than 50% over current levels, according to one estimate. That could mean almost $2 trillion in additional military spending over 10 years.
Romney hasn't actually proposed a defense budget or offered any specific numbers for his military strategy. But he says he wants core defense spending to reach at least 4% of the nation's gross domestic product — a big increase over the current level of about 3.2%. And he says the country needs about 100,000 more active-duty military personnel than the current 1.4 million, even though U.S. forces have left Iraq and have begun to withdraw from Afghanistan.
- Another $2 trillion for the Pentagon.
- Permanent tax cuts for the wealthy.
- A balanced budget.
- The end of the Affordable Care Act.
- The Ryan budget.
The numbers simply don't add up for all of that. He's lying again and again, and the end result will be massive debt, just as Republicans since Reagan always have created. Of course it's a scam.