The only one that is not a money pit there is the armed forces and that's because I'm biased and understand we need to provide the most advanced and high quality equipment we can to those in uniform. I'm willing to shell out a little more if it means less of our soldiers die in the end.
Except for all the things that don't, like social security, medicare, the FDIC, the armed forces, and so on and so forth.
I'm a bit surprised at the current administration's willingness to just shell out huge sums of money. It was no surprise to me for the previous admin since the Repubs are not really known for writing checks they can cash. But the Dems are normally fairly good on budget stuff and Clinton, regardless of whether I liked him or not, actually did a decent job on the budget. Baby Bush we all know destroyed the budget but now I see a Dem doing the same just for different reasons. Perhaps we have come to the point in the American system where no President can really salvage the budget so they end up directing the money to different departments and organizations. It seems that all of our recent Presidents and admins have one policy in mind. Spend, Spend, Spend and let the taxpayer foot the bill. I guess it's just not what I expected from a Dem. President and a Dem. Congress. The current administration is a hard one to figure out and categorize.
Actually, that is likely one of the ways that part of the bill will be paid for. If you're against that, then fine, but it's strange to see complaints about the deficits and complaints about higher taxes side by side.