Rep. Barney Frank: Why We Must Reduce Military Spending

Posted by Trish Riley, July 7, 2010

Yet the Pentagon budget for 2010 is $693 billion — more than all other discretionary spending programs combined. Even subtracting the cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, military spending still amounts to over 42% of total spending.

It is irrefutably clear to us that if we do not make substantial cuts in the projected levels of Pentagon spending, we will do substantial damage to our economy and dramatically reduce our quality of life.

via Rep. Barney Frank: Why We Must Reduce Military Spending.

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