The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Monday, December 13, 2004

Crummy's smaller, more efficient army....

On today's Al Franken Show, Colonel David Hackworth, described as "America's most decorated living soldier" talked numbers when it came to Pentagon bureaucracy vs. army size. According to him, when FDR was running the show, there were 4,000 people in the Pentagon watching over a 13-million man army. Now there are 25, 000 Pentagon staffers overseeing an army of 500,000.

It was true under Reagan, and it's true again. At the same time that advocates of 'smaller government' go forth with their plans to cut costs, they continue to expand government. Why are so-called conservatives voting for these frauds again? Expansion of government combined with reduced federal income doesn't quite seem to add up to smart spending, you morons.