Cut taxes? Check. Cut Medicare and SS? Work in progress. And if that doesn’t fly, borrow a few trillion more.
Then bloat the military/industrial complex, arguably the biggest welfare and jobs support program we have. Looking for another war? Venezuela has bee mentioned. Iran? Why not? Iraq was so easy and successful.
We are always fighting the last wars. The Russians, and others I’m sure, have cleverly divided us like a mistress does to a troubled marriage. Cyber attacks work without firing a single rocket. And for a lot less money…by far.
Meanwhile the Chinese are forging trade alliances and infrastructure investments all around the world. And we are tossing up tariffs and walls. Doing our level best to piss off even our best allies in both defense and trade.
Think of what a fraction of the cost those subs spent on infrastructure, manufacturing and education in Central America might do to curtail the flow of desperate refugees fleeing for their lives.
Eisenhower was right. And we are wrong.