The Tea Party provides only half of the answer. The budget should not be cut as some academic exercise in bookkeeping, the activities that warrant such high budgets need to be scaled-back or eliminated. I am a retired colonel and served in both Desert Storm and Iraqi Freedom. We cannot continue to spend billions of dollars a day but we also can't expect to cut budgets and ask our military to do more with less. If we leave the troops overseas but cut their budgets, we are creating our own failure. If we want to slash budgets, come up with an exit strategy to bring the troops home. Cutting budgets just to balance the budget without regard to how that will impact our troops is political expediency going into the next election cycle.
Tea partiers say defense in mix for budget cuts