Issues concerning national security budget spending are critical for homeland security in the US. The budgetary allocation of financial resources to the relevant departments and agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), continues to receive a bipartisan approach.
Democrats and Republicans view the entire process of allocating financial resources as critical in improving property and life safety. Budget cuts are continuous concerns, particularly the preparation and implementation of the budget estimate. The majority of the democrats favored budget cutting $76 billion from the base military budget and $ 15 billion from the overseas contingency operations expenditures.
Approximately$ 91 billion in gross cuts for national security. The proposed interventions are likely to reduce government spending on national security and dependence. At the DHS, Trump’s admiration is proposing a 7% increase of 2.8 billion, while the majority of the Democrats and the general public prefer a budget cut of $2 billion for national defense.
However, political parties tended to take different stances depending on the utilization of financial resources. The publicans hold different stances concerning the importance of defense spending for core constituencies, the public’s insulation from war, and coinciding perceptions of geopolitical threats.
The party has always retained a pro-defense stance. In most cases, the Republicans do not support any attempt to downsize defense budgets, irrespective of shifting geopolitical realities and dwindling financial resources. National security maintenance is within the domain of the federal government.
The Republican Party has taken a keen interest in the management of public money within the defense system. For instance, Trump’s administration proposed a total of $ 94.4 billion for the defense budget. The areas of concern include the overseas contingency operation, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan. Increasing military expenditure has received greater support from the Republicans—they deemed it critical in enhancing national security.
Regardless of the critical concerns associated with deficits and unnecessary wars, Congress continues to spend approximately $ 600 billion on national security annually. The amount is greater than the spending by legislators on other aspects of the national budget other than Social Security and Medicare.
The current spending on national security is more than the budgetary allocation at the Cold War height. Political influence has continued to play a major role in preparing national budgets, especially in the allocation of financial resources to the DHS and the maintenance of overseas contingency operations in war-torn areas.