Why we can't cut spending in a reasonable way
In an article in today's Washington Post (entitled BAE prods Congress for Bradley funding unwanted by the Army):
"Although the military doesn't want more Bradley funds (the Cold War era Bradley fighting vehicle), Congress added $140 million to the program, above what the Pentagon requested for this year. ...."The move by BAE, a London firm whose U.S. subsidiary is based in Arlington, VA, mirrors General Dynamics'effort to protect the Abrams tank, also against the Army's wishes." That one cost $225 million, triple what the Army requested.
Can we just furlough all of Congress for about a year? How can you not be disgusted with them.
The military is not shy about asking for funds, but even they don't want this money.