Recently, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a $650 billion Pentagon budget ("House targets 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal," July 9). Am I in a time warp? I thought that it was necessary to cut back on spending in order to cut the deficit.
Then I read this: "The Defense Department is the only government agency that will receive a double-digit increase in its budget for fiscal year 2012." What gives? Why is the War Department funding being increased when social services are being slashed?