Cut defense budget


The Oct. 30 editorial, Hungry households, shameful cuts: Democrats as well as Republicans have called for cuts in the food-stamp program. If Congress is looking for areas to cut, how about a 30 percent cut in the defense budget? We are now spending $600 billion a year, supporting many programs that are not needed or outdated, or that don’t work.

The Cold War ended 25 years ago, and the only wars that China and Russia want to fight, are economic. With all of today’s modern technology and the increasing use of drones, are all the Cold War programs needed today?

Let’s cut the massive defense budget and use the savings for health, education and welfare. Let’s not look for budget savings by cutting food stamps and other programs that help the poor and elderly.

Barry Rabinowitz, Plantation

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