Monday, March 11, 2019

US Annual Personal Income is About 16 Trillion- How Now a 4.7 Trillion Budget Proposal?

President Trump should be looking for ways to reduce and balance the federal budget instead of applying nearly a third of the nation's annual personal income to pay for it. Like the Democrats it is really spaced out. Inventing methods to get more bang for the buck without cutting the  safety net of the poor is the way to go.

The cost of the wall pales into insignificance in comparison to the real costly items. For one thing military wages should be cut in half and a draft restored to fill military ranks with two years of service required of all men and women who are citizens.

All citizens would serve three months at one station unit training, then two weeks a year for annual training in their m.o.s. For combat readiness active duty soldiers would have some purely volunteer units for those that view the military as a professional activity. They would have a moderately higher pay scale. With so many people in the pool to draw upon it would be reasonable to assign citizens to jobs they are well fit for- even as support elements.

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