I don’t see how this could be a surprise to anyone. This was the plan, run up the debt, feed the welfare monster, create more dependency and cut the military. This was the person who ran for President and the person voted in.
Now can we cut the military? Sure there are lots of placed full of waste and abuse. There are programs that we don’t need. There are operations that need to be scaled back or stopped altogether. Unfortunately, we will probably not touch most of that and instead cut forces. They are the easiest cuts to make.