If the 54 billion dollar increase of defense spending is paid for by huge cuts or total elimination of the social programs listed above. What type of condition of American Society will the Pentagon be defending?
If we truly what to attack waste, fraud and abuse, let us start with the bloated defense budget. Where cost over-runs are commonplace and hugely expensive projects for fancy hardware get funding while general maintenance gets ignored. There is abuse in the social programs listed in this article, but let us find it and remove it. An improve them so they enrich our society.
We can not lose sight of the need to develop a healthy high quality of life for all citizens of this country. An then that will be a society that we all will fight to defend!