As for JFK, I would agree - he was instrumental, as was the military. JFK was hardly your typical liberal - in fact, he supported tax cuts along the way. And you fail to note that it was Obama, another liberal, who has basically shuttered the space program - he'd rather spend billions of windmills and solar panels. So much for that argument.
A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.
The Logical Fallacies: False DilemmaFalse Dilemma
A limited number of options (usually two) is given, while in reality there are more options. A false dilemma is an illegitimate use of the "or" operator.
Putting issues or opinions into "black or white" terms is a common instance of this fallacy.
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler
Cut have been made to support programs, but the Hawks on both sides are playing BS.
This shell game dates to the compromise in 2011 that was supposed to force lawmakers to negotiate deficit reduction measures by threatening them with draconian across-the-board cuts in military and nonmilitary programs. The cuts were never supposed to take effect, especially in military programs; it was assumed that members of Congress would be forced to negotiate smarter deficit reductions. They never did, so in 2013 a sequester went into effect, with cuts that have taken a toll on programs that assist the most vulnerable Americans, including the elderly, the disabled and impoverished families with children.
The Pentagon says it has been hurt by the sequester, too. But military hawks from both parties did not want to actually cut military spending. And Republicans did not want to invest in domestic programs or consider new taxes to cover costs, so the taxpayers were left with a charade.
If my post offends you, I deeply Apple-O-Jize.
Huntsman / Kasich 2020
The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity : Sen. Bernie Sanders Exposes Bloated Military and Intelligence Spending
Regardless, a monetarily sovereign nation doesn't have to cut spending in one area to increase spending in another. The new dollars created for infrastructure are backed by the value of the infrastructure over time. And for every worker we put to work improving our infrastructure, there is one less person on unemployment/welfare or prison, so the cost is fairly negligible.
Do you really believe that the US or Canada would be a richer country if our governments didn't create infrastructure or educate our workforce population?
...because those relatively high effective tax rates are the price of admission to life in a first-world democracy. If you don't want to pay those taxes, go somewhere else.
“To do evil, a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good" - Solzhenitsyn
"...with the terrorists, you have to take out their families." - Donald Trump