This is directed mostly for those on the left who (supposedly) care about the federal deficits and the national debt, but all may feel free to respond...
Total defense spending was $655.8B
Total spending on entitlements was $2288.7B
How much do -you- want to cut defense spending?
-I'll- agree to cutting defense spending by any amount -you- care to specifiy, so long as -you- then agree to cut entitlement spending $3.48 for each $1 cut from defense.
Further, I'll let YOU choose what programs are cut from defense, so long as I get to choose what programs are cut from entitlements.
Are you willing to make that deal?
If so, how much to you want to cut...?