To start down the road to fiscal responsibility we have to eliminate the budget deficit. For the FY 2018 we are expected to have a 440 billion dollar shortfall. The easiest way to cut the budget is to make cuts in the 1.2 trillion dollars of discretionary spending.
Foreign aid is a good place to start. We should not be borrowing money to give to other countries. I have heard over and over again that foreign aid is only 1% of the budget and cutting it will not solve the problem. I see it differently. Eliminating foreign aid will save 25.8 billion, or 6% of the deficit. We do not have to pay foreign countries to be our allies. America has the strongest economy in the world, countries and their economies want to be allied with America.