Want to Cut the Budget? Leave Afghanistan.

As our nation struggles to close a massive budget gap, our Congress is spending time cutting small amounts of discretionary spending. Should American taxpayers give money to NPR and PBS? Not in my opinion, but isn’t that such a small drop in the bucket? It’s a good distraction for politicians to show they are “fiscally responsible.” But we need leadership, not lip service. It’s time to cut defense spending and entitlements.

The Afghan War is $300 Billion a year. NPR Costs us $60 Million a year. Both sides need to have courage in the face of our debt crisis, and I don’t think “leadership” in Washington is serious. Ron Paul puts it best:


Senator Rand Paul also put out a five year budget plan this week. Check out Reason Magazine for details and an interview with Paul.

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