Senate defeats Rand Paul’s attempt to cut $43 billion in spending

“The Military Industrial Complex is almost pure crony capitalism/straight up socialism, but many (most) in the GOP continue to make taxpayers pay for it. The Pentagon should be cut along with the rest of government. It is one of the core nodes of crony capitalism and has long taken Republican oriented voters for a ride. Our military should be lean and excellent. Not a bloated works program like it is now. It is ridiculous that the GOP continues to protect these contractors and government employees. How about protecting the taxpayers?”