There are much more appalling examples of wasteful military spending, but I have to imagine $300,000 for a go-kart racing track in Guantanamo Bay is going to be held up as an example akin to thousand dollar wrenches for some time. I don’t expect anyone to be asking members of the military to practice austerity while stationed overseas. But someone is going to have to explain a go-kart track.
And just so I’m clear, working families need to feel the impact of this recession through austerity. State governments need to cut the salaries and void contracts of state employees, ensuring that those workers in particular must resort to austerity to survive. But the Pentagon budget is totally off-limits in discussions as to how we reduce the all-important deficit. Got it.