Originally Posted by Thundercrack85
But there are specific things to cut. For example, the new tank orders, even though thousands of state-of-the-art tanks are sitting idly state-side.
They don't cut those, because that's the military industrial complex. Politicians don't care about the individual soldiers (no matter how much they pretend). They do care about the money big business gives them.
I agree completely. Things do need to be cut, but they just keep cutting the wrong stuff, because like you say they care about the industrial complex more than the humans on the ground.