posted on Mar, 12 2006 @ 04:34 PM
If all other conditions are considered equal, then I say cut the social programs.
International politics is power politics. Thus, the US needs an overbearing military to be independant o other nations and to have as much influence
and ability to coherse other nations as it needs.
Additionally, social programs can be handled non-federally, whereas military matters an't be left up to donations.
But, like all things, there can be more of a balance. For example, why spend so much on the military and armour, if no matter what you can't stop
people on the technical and ifrastructural level of iraqi insurrectionists from blowing up bradley AFCs?? The US dominance has more to do with the
airforce, navy, and nuke cache than the infantry and the like. It was 'safe', to an extent, to cancel the Crusader project, but it would be a
mistake to let our aircraft and carriers rot and become obsolete.