If there is anything positive to come out of sequestration, maybe it will motivate us to take a good long look at what we spend on our military. Sixty percent of the 2013 discretionary budget proposed by President
But at whom is all this might directed?
I'm not advocating precipitously scrapping all of it, but it's way past time to stand back and take a good hard look at it. If we can build the world's greatest war ships, couldn't we be building the world's greatest merchant ships? Couldn't some of the time, materials, and labor used to build tanks that we don't need be spent building high speed trains, light rail and subway cars?