Two Wars Are Not The Problem

Even while the U.S. has fought two wars,  the core defense budget has increased by only $220 billion since 2001.   Sounds like a lot,  doesn’t it?  But in reality it is only about one-tenth as much as the government spends each year on mandatory programs such as Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and lesser entitlements such as food stamps, cash payments and interest on the debt. 

In fact the Congressional Budget Office projects that Obama’s proposed budget will add $10 trillion dollars to the national debt over the next ten year period.   By that time,  in 2020,  the national debt will be $20 trillion dollars or $170,000 for every American household.   This crushing beast must be stopped.