Defense budget has no dedicated tax stream like SS and Medicare. The right wing op-ed writers constantly presented by the WSJ just don't get it. they NEVER give the same dire future of financial ruin directed toward defense budget. This proves their dishonesty and irrelevance. They are NOT commenting on the economics of SS and Medicare. They are demagogues trying to scare and obfuscate the facts in order to destroy these two very successful and popular programs. Just like right wingers have down since their inception.
They lose every time. And anyone who puts forth their nonsense as some kind of credible source is deluding themselves.