30 % budget cut is one thing, but did the base closures actually make the country less safe? Come to think of it, the military Bush had to use for his two wars, at least at first, was the legacy military from Clinton, and it proved to be very effective.I was in the Pentagon during the BRAC. I watched as our forces were cut about 30% across the board. I watched as everyone struggled to develop charts and graphs demonstrating that readiness was 'not impacted.'
If your family budget were cut 30%, are you seriously telling me that would have no impact on your capabilities to function? If your business budget and workforce were slashed 30%, do you think your business would be able to handle the same workload through streamlining?