I am going to play devil’s advocate here a bit because I’m for a strong military; however, I agree there is also some waste. Confused? Everywhere I look in this country I see waste. Road construction takes forever and yet can’t keep pace with the rate of our decaying infrastructure. There are entire websites about people sleeping in offices; yet, there is so much crying about off shoring when it is clearly more PRODUCTIVE to do so. Our health care system is ridiculously out of control contributed by our insatiable appetite for bogus lawsuits. I can’t even walk into a McDonald’s without being annoyed at the PIECE of SHIT, indignant workers who are no doubt demanding higher pay. So everywhere I look, there’s waste. It’s endemic to our society. So when I read about excessive DoD spending, it’s just one more thing. In 2013 congress approved a budget of $3,803 billion of which $672.9 billion was for the DoD or 17% of the total. When I think about how much I am paying out of my pocket to the DoD compared to all the other bullshit out there it just doesn’t seem like that big a deal to me.
I am also for a strong military. The current method of using outside contractors to fulfill military needs may seem bloated, and it is, but what’s the alternative? If a lean running corporation in a highly competitive market like McDonald’s can’t even maintain an efficient staff at its restaurants, how do we expect government to be any better? So yes there’s waste, but that’s part of the cost of doing things in this country. I say if we make a societal change (which won’t happen) to encourage the earnest workers, to reward the right, and ignore the bogus squeaky wheels, then most other things will clear up.