military spending

Conservatives Balking At $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan

President Trump campaigned on increasing infrastructure spending, but we see a carefully laid Democrat minefield looming in this latest “agreement” with plenty of political downside to the President and Republican 2020 candidates if he proposes raising taxes or blows up the deficit before the 2020 election.

McConnell Ready To Betray Trump on Spending

White House officials are leery of where budget talks between McConnell and Pelosi may lead, noting that the last bipartisan deal reached in early 2018 boosted spending by $300 billion over two years. Conservative policy experts are urging Trump not to trust McConnell to put together a spending deal that wouldn’t blow up the deficit.

Congressional Commission Demands More Wasteful Spending on War

A congressional commission found America is weak, isolated, beleaguered, and endangered. Military spending must be greatly increased or Washington will lose its ability to run the world. In which case a new Dark Age may envelop the earth.

New Poll: Conservatives Wanted Trump to Veto Spending Bill

According to a new poll by FedUp PAC, a veto was supported by 94%, who agreed that it would be better for President Trump “to shut down the government for a while” rather than sign the Omnibus.  Only 1% supported Trump’s decision to sign the bill.

Is Senator Rand Paul Right About Afghanistan?

“I think the Afghan war is long past its mission. I think we killed and captured and disrupted the people who attacked us on 9/11 long ago. And I think now it's a nation building exercise... I think after 15 years and a trillion dollars that it's time for them to take over their country.” Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)

Vice President Pence versus President Trump on Foreign Policy

Washington should stop thinking of containment. Rather, the Trump administration should begin disengagement, devolving onto the Europeans responsibility for their defense.

Stop Diverting Our Defense Dollars To Sex Change Surgery

Our friends at the Family Research Council have asked us to join them in encouraging conservative activists across the country to contact their Representatives to demand that they stop diverting our defense dollars to sex change surgery.

Washington’s First Obligation is to Defend America, not the World

Former NATO Secretary General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen’s greatest fear appears to be that Donald Trump might be elected and end Washington’s unique global role: “What is at stake here is the American role as the global superpower.” Meaning America should continue to foot the bill in lives and treasure to protect countries that can and should protect themselves.

Foreign Liberals Shouldn’t be Liberal with American Lives and Money

Nothing in liberal philosophy requires residents of the globe’s most powerful “liberal” nation to bankrupt themselves, sacrifice their liberty, and court national destruction to try to make the earth a better place. Americans, especially traditional liberals, should choose domestic peace and prosperity over international charity and conflict.

Bandow: No One in Current GOP Field Wears the Reagan Foreign Policy Mantle

The Cato Institute's Doug Bandow, a Special Assistant to President Ronald Reagan, says nuance highlighted Reagan’s policies, but with the exception of two candidates, nuance is completely lacking in the current “bomb ‘em, invade ‘em, occupy ‘em” GOP field.

U.S. Should Retire Outdated Alliance With South Korea

If there was no cost to strewing U.S. personnel around the world and threatening war against potentially hostile powers, there would be little complaint with Washington’s policy. Alas, military spending is the price of America’s foreign policy. Most of the Pentagon’s efforts are devoted to protecting other nations rather than the U.S.

Rand Paul: Left and Right Have Made Unholy Alliance to Explode the Debt

CNSNews.com Staff

Before the Senate voted on Friday for a budget deal that eliminates any legal limit on the federal government’s debt until March 16, 2017, Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky gave a speech on the floor saying that the right and left in Congress came together in “an unholy alliance to explode the debt.”

U.S.-South Korea Alliance Treats Pentagon as Department of Foreign Welfare

The reason Washington accounts for more than 40 percent of the globe’s military spending is that Americans must pay an exorbitant price to project power far from the U.S. even when they have no vital interests at stake. But South Korea, like Japan and Europe, likes having American taxpayers pick up a big chunk of its defense tab.

Stop Squandering “Defense” Dollars on Rich Allies and Failed States

Capitol Hill hawks want to increase military outlays.  Yet most U.S. "defense" spending goes for rich allies and failed states. Washington should reduce its international responsibilities and then its military outlays accordingly.

How the Military Wasted Your $

Matthew Gault, Medium.com

With a $614 billion budget in '13—expected to decline by $62 billion in '14—there’s plenty of opportunity for waste. That means bloat that floats a lot of needless projects. Some are badly managed, others the result of political pork-barrel spending.