|Rep. Scott trying an F-35 flight simulator|
Booker Rising response: Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.), Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-Ga.), Ken Blackwell, and now Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) have separately brought up this issue in recent months. My response remains the same: the proposed cuts are piddly. Yes, $500 billion in military cuts over 10 years (or $50 billion per year) is piddly when you're talking about a $930 billion per year military budget. Those "dangerous" cuts are only 5% of the total military budget, so they will hardly harm military readiness. We all know that there is plenty of fat to be trimmed off the military budget. That budget could be slashed in half (especially shutting down bases in countries that can more than handle their own defense) and America would still be doing very well on the military front.