Still peace the president just signed a defense spending package with no more cuts. Some were agreed to before this but still a huge defense budget. Are you sure the Democrats really want to cut defense. Or do they just play at that because liberals like you enjoy hearing it? But when push comes to shove the dems know you will be voting for them even if they never cut defense right? Thats why I dont think it ever gets cut much.
Both sides don't want to find jobs for 150 thousand troops etc. Also closing foreign bases will never be popular with the military. Domestic bases never with the Congressman and Senators from those states/cities.
The a lot of defense contracting now takes place in liberal states like CA and Feinstien and Boxer fight like crazy for big defense contractors.
Like I said you preach over and over about defense and it never gets touched.