"Every gun that is made, very warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. this world in arms is not spending money alone.
It is spending the sweat of it's laborers, the genius of it's scientists, the hopes of it's children.
The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this:
a modern brick school in more than 30 cities.
It is two fine fully equipped hospitals.
It is some 50 miles of concrete highway.
We pay for a single fighter plane with a half million bushels of wheat.
We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.
This, I repeat, is the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking.
This isn't a way of life at all, in any true sense.
Under a cloak of threatening war, it is humanity hanging on a cross of iron."
Five Star General/President Dwight D. Eisenhower 4/16/53
"The Cause for Peace"
And now Obama promises to cut federal spending on 121 projects that will save 17 billion dollars in a 3.55 billion dollar budget?
Obama thinks saving less than one half of one percent in our budget will stop the bloodletting in Washington?
But these cuts are not to Entitlements or National Defence?
But aren't these two aspects of the budget where the majority of our money is spent?
Maybe it's just me but I'm still not sure whether Washington takes the advice of a military man when it comes to dealing with the military.
(Maybe it has something to do with creating a market for our country's world leading military arms exporting business.)