John McCain, unlike most in Congress actually served in the armed forces. John McCain, unlike most in Congress actually was in combat in which people try to kill you. He loves the armed forces, and wants them funded to the full extent of their needs. Of course, the issue is what exactly constitutes their “needs.” The proposed budget includes $157 Billion for “overseas contingencies” which he believes is not enough. According to McCain, “this bill uses gimmicks and shell games to artificially lower the defense base budget, rather than playing by the rules.”
John McCain might have a point, but he also forgets what President Dwight Eisenhower(the last general to serve as president)once said about the military. He referred to the “military/industrial” coalition which always wanted more and more money and was never satisfied. Sorry, John, in ANY military budget there is waste and waste and waste.