Val, would you include "defense" spending along with other government programs?
in my mind, defense cuts would be as follows.
End the wars right now and pull all combat and every other troop even involved with humanitary aid home. People love the UN so much, let them do something.
Close ALL of the bases in Japan, Korea, Germany, and GITMO. Sell the land back to the country that we've bought it from.
Stop sending humanitary aid to everyone in the world. Again, people seem to think the UN can do everything, prove that it actually can't and is an absolute worthless endevor.
Cut military spending across the board. Get rid of organizations like DHS. They're absolutely useless anyways. Why the hell is there an agency for this when we already have an active duty military that is supposed to protecting the homeland. Maybe if they weren't streached so damn thin, this would be unecessary.
Allow for better communications between agencys.
The savings alone could run every social program that the left wants, and the right would see a huge savings when it came to real actual tax breaks.
Val, it's been proven time and time again, Keynesism doesn't work. It hasn't ever worked and spending money to make money while true in some aspects, spending money works if you have money saved, which we don't have. Stimulus was spent out of money we didn't have, thus making it a fruitless expendeture.