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The Welfare State and Military Power – WSJ.com
Posted By Jacob Laksin On December 4, 2009 @ 11:03 am In Political News | No Comments
For our money, one of the better parts of President Obama’s speech at West Point this week was his connection between a healthy economy and U.S. national security. To quote: “Our prosperity provides a foundation for our power. It pays for our military. It underwrites our diplomacy.” We only wish Mr. Obama understood the link between the larger welfare state he is trying to build at home and the economic weakness that will undermine our military power.
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