Overall, it is the “free money” policies that are bankrupting the nation, especially giving pensions and health care to folks who didn’t save for these things.
I get it: these giveaways are here to stay.
Something like 3/4 of the entire federal budget, even though they are not included in most accounts of the totality of the federal government’s economic activities.
We are willing, in the aggregate, to go down with this ship.
But the part of the budget that we could axe tomorrow and not suffer any adverse consequences from is the pornographic transfer of wealth to the militarization of our society.
This is why I love Sequestration.
It might force Doug Lamborn to defend the employment of Mercenaries.
It might force Prez Obama to explain why he enjoys killing brown people in distant lands (what appears to be the reason for our most recent and coming wars.)
In theory, it has a remote chance of actually reducing the amounts spent on unneeded aircraft, ships, nuclear weapons in space, campaigns to force democracy on people living on top of resources we covet, &tc.
If someone wants to suggest poll questions, I can redo this diary.