We keep cutting the domestic budget, yet continue to raise the defense budget, often exceeding what the military says it wants. Eventually, there will not be much left for the military to defend,if we keep this up! It seems that our government is geared to run sound bites to keep the masses supporting the politicians so the politicians can keep the fat cats happy by ordering more toys every year. The ones being the most sucker-punched are the ones cheering on the folks who are calmly selling off their way of life. Greed is working well for the well-heeled. It is making hope for a better life impossible for the rest of us.