Ben Shapiro calls for cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, while praising additional military spending
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From the February 9 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:
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PETE HEGSETH (CO-HOST): What are the implications of this deal then, Ben? Because a lot of people did want that military spending that has been hit by sequestration but what it comes to debt and deficits what is this going to mean?
BEN SHAPIRO (DAILY WIRE EDITOR IN CHIEF): I mean it's just going to mean a continuation of deficits out to the end of time. We're going to be looking at $30 trillion debts in the near future. And a lot of this has to do with the fact that nobody wants to talk about the real drivers of the debt and that's not military spending at all. The real driver of the debt is Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid. That represents about 60 percent of the American federal budget. The American military budget is more between 18 and 20 percent. So, the idea that if we raise the military spending that this is somehow the great driver of the deficit is not true. I just don't understand why Republicans can't make that case. Let's have our military spending and let's talk about restructuring some of the real issues in the economy. Social Security has been in the red since 2010. I'm not going to see any of the money I'm putting into Social Security.