Comment: They're both bloated.

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They're both bloated.

But, SS and Medicare, unlike the military are unconstitutional. Obviously, you can't phase out the military like you can the other two. But, you make a good point. Retirees spend their SS checks. Medicare funds are paid to hospitals and doctors, which in turn are spent by them on consumer goods and medical, capital goods. But, military personel spend their money too. Most of that $600 B is going into salaries. Even the contractors spend their money. Even the 180,000 we have occupying foreign countries but American goods, particularly American food produced by American labor. A good argument hawks use to keep the military bloated is the economic benefits. Whether it's SS or hje MIC, it's still taking money from producers of wealth and giving it to relatively unproductive members in society. We can't overturn the entitlement and military applecart at once.