To the editor:
The items listed below, by percentage, are how "We" the Government spends some of the discretionary money of We the People:
- Defense/international security: 19 percent
- Transportation infrastructure: 3 percent
- Science and medical research: 2 percent
- Education: 1 percent - (numbers are from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)
Instead of a Penny Plan, perhaps a thought: We could do with one less airplane.
Bob Gates, former secretary of defense, recommended cuts in the defense budget - and we have not yet done that.