No. I'm saying that if we straight out ignore a full third of where federal money is going this isn't painting an honest picture and you guys are just jerking each other off about how great "your team" is. Again, you win. It's the people in MAGA hats cashing their welfare checks on the way to abortion clinics.
Again clearly you've not bothered reading my posts if you think I'm on some "team." Yet again, I've never characterized anybody as welfare check cashing MAGA hat wearing welfare leeches. I clarified that I was specifically speaking to the politicians who are clearly singing one tune but dancing to another. I have no issues with folks in need of welfare whether they wear MAGA hats or have Biden bumper stickers. I'm not sure if those factiods about where I actually stand on the issue keep sliding by you or if your "misinterpretation" of my posts is purposeful and suits some agenda of yours. Please clarify
Just to clear somethings up. According to the CBO, defense spending is ~1/6th of the federal budget
. Additionally, much of that spending leaves the country, ie the Aircraft Carrier groups we maintain in the Persian Gulf Region and across the globe as well as ports and bases that exist outside the US. Furthermore, much of that defense spending would be included in the monies already allocated to state budgets. So "our team" is "ignoring" a lot less than 1/3 of federal spending.
And "gutting" military spending has never been part of the Democratic Party's platform much like "gutting" social spending hasn't been on GOP's platform. However, claiming the DNC was out to gut the military has been a part of GOP rhetoric for a long time. So, yeah, I'm not shocked that Californians aren't protesting to have bases removed from Cali, which really isn't a viable option anyway. The Democratic Party's platform
doesn't even mention defense spending or the military.