NTU Presents: Defending America, Defending Taxpayers: How Pentagon Spending Can Better Reflect Conservative Values

NTU Presents: Defending America, Defending Taxpayers: How Pentagon Spending Can Better Reflect Conservative Values

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Defending America, Defending Taxpayers is a concise, relevant, and surprisingly well written report. Pete Seppe and Andrew Moylan detail not only why current defense spending policies in America are expensively counterproductive, but many well thought-through possibilities for counteracting and changing these policies. They state the importance of fiscal responsibility in the Pentagon well when they say:

Conservatives understand that our country is at a fiscal crossroads, and the direction policymakers choose in the next few years will determine whether America ultimately pursues a course leading to prosperity or ruin. Reforming every function of government – with the aims of affordability, sustainability, and opportunity – is a vision conservatives can and should strive to achieve. Leaving the Pentagon out of this vision is not an option for conservatives who seek to protect America and protect taxpayers.

link to the full article below:

http://mercatus.org/publication/defense-spending-and-economy