Why Cutting the Defense Budget Won’t Solve Jack

Posted on November 30, 2012 2:00 pm

[High Praise! to The Gormogons]

It’s hard to read, and I don’t have a bigger picture, but the vertical axis is percentage of GDP (from 0% to 12% in 2% increments) and the horizontal axis is the year (1962 to 2014 in 2 year increments). The lines cross in 1976.

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4 Responses to “Why Cutting the Defense Budget Won’t Solve Jack”

  1. plentyobailouts says:

    Marxists hate the military period. They don’t care if we ever spend a dime defending the country. They hate this country. Yet they still won’t leave. Marxists “feel” they are superior and that everyone needs their help. They are not entitlements, they are giveaways. I really wish real Americans would stop calling them entitlements. The parasite leftists call them entitlements because they “feel” they are entitled to my wealth. I also wish the military would uphold their oath and and get rid of these parasites.

    What other line crossed in 1976? Thats right! Inflation went to double digits! Yay democrats. *hand gesture*

  2. zzyzx says:

    I for one say thank God for the Defense Department. Why? Because it’s the only federal agency the Democrats are willing, in fact are eager, to cut. As any prog will tell you, the world will be so much better off when US forces consist of a troop of Boy Scouts armed with BB-guns. And look at all that extra money we’d have for even more welfare and green programs.

  3. Cromagnum says:

    Found a cleaner and larger chart of the data at Heritage, but it only goes to 2012.

    http://www.heritage.org/federalbudget/defense-entitlement-spending

  4. CarolyntheMommy says:

    Perfect way to get Dems to NOT cut funding to the military:

    The equipment and machinery are often green, and therefore can be referred to as green projects. So then they’ll take billions from the military, reallocate it to green energy but keep using it for military, then say they cut billions from defense (repeat move of the billions taken from Medicare for Obamacare).

    Of course then they’ll say that “cutting spending” didn’t work and they need yet more taxes.

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