Republican Senator John McCain is angry because current plans call for reducing military expenditures not just for the coming year, but for the decade. He is worried that if defense spending is reduced terrorists will gain control of the world. “Please, can we sit down with the president, ” asked McCain, “for the sake of the nation’s defense.” Current plans would witness a military budget of $525 billion which is more than military budgets of all nations in the world combined. Oh, and there is also the $88 billion for the war in Afghanistan.
President Obama asked Republicans to sit down and discuss how to avoid cutting students loans, food stamps, unemployment benefits which all impact the nation’s health and welfare, but their response was “no, no.” Republicans are ready to spend money to kill, but not to help people live.