[QUOTE=palmetto defender;4504349]Because the "Give me free money" concept is not palatable. It has the feel of laziness. Too many free handouts going on. And I (and obviously lots of others) have to pay for illegals, welfare queens, druggies needing help (that works), food stamps (that's not abused), education when misused (a host of majors where money is provided as loans and wasted).
Now military. I agree that there is waste. And I blame our Congress and the military. Congress for protecting pet projects and the military for being lazy and subverted. I'm talking generals and admirals here. Weapons we do not need. Contractors we do not need. Equipment we do not need.[/QUOTE]
SS and the DOD budget are 40% of the budget...
Cut em both, Palmetto. Raise the SS age for people under 40. Cut military spending in half. We spend about 9x China does, the next highest spender in the world. I bet we can get by at 4.5x.