We have an annual federal deficit of $600 billion and guess how much we spent on our military last year? Yep, $600 billion. We basically borrow every penny we spend on the military, thereby screwing future generations because baby boomers are paranoid idiots.
What are you smoking? For the past 8 years the deficit has been nearly $1200 billion per year. We could cut every dime of the military budget and still have MASSIVE new debt each year.
FY 2016 had the debt service at over half the entire military budget. I agree that we spend far too much on the military but it's a small fraction compared to the social security, medicare and debt service portion of the budget but "progressives" desperately want to increase that already shocking amount because...reasons.
We're basically screwed. There's no way to pay for our system. If taxes were raised enough to pay for what the government spends, the country would shut down immediately.
How about making the rich pay their "fair share", as Hillary proposed? Total bullshit. What is a "fair share"? Forget higher taxes, if ALL the cash, stocks, property, couch change, etc., were 100% confiscated from Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Zuckerberg, et. al., it wouldn't pay one year's deficit under the Obama administration, much less pay a year's budget. After that one year deficit reduction, not deficit elimination, what happens?
Nope, we're screwed.