military spending

Do we overpay the members of our armed services?

Summary:  As the vise tightens on government spending, even DoD will feel the pressure.  History suggests that DoD’s leaders will consider military pay and benefits as high on the list of expenses to cut.  A recent think-tanks hints as much.   Mackenzie Eaglen wrote a major paper for the Heritage Foundation: “U.S. Defense Spending: The Mismatch …

Do we overpay the members of our armed services? Read More »

Will conservatives help cut Federal spending?

Summary:  Will the people on the right, aflame with deficit-cutting fervor, cut the 25 – 30%  of the government’s budget spent on defense (DoD, nukes, vets, pensions, foreign intelligence)?  Without doing so it’s unlikely the budget can be balanced, esp when interest rates normalize (easily doubling interest costs to 12% of the budget).   Some say …

Will conservatives help cut Federal spending? Read More »

The economic Death Spiral of the Pentagon

Today’s post provides a long, fact-filled analysis by Chalmers Johnson about the inner workings of our military.  It folows exhaustive research about this horror show by the Center for Defense Information.  Of course, all wisdom follows several years behind the writings of Fred Reed.  In this case, see rules 7 – 9 from “Fred: A True …

The economic Death Spiral of the Pentagon Read More »

Scroll to Top