I have something to say to any politician that may want my vote. I care much less about where our money as a nation gets spent than I do about how much of it gets spent. If we, and by "we" I mean the government of the United States of America, spend more than we bring in, all of our programs (social, economic, military, educational, health) will eventually fail. Fail. Fail.
It is only with a balanced budget that we will know what our country actually wants to spend its money on and how passionately we want it. Think about this logically. Our national income is a fixed resource. Nothing inspires honesty, efficiency and creativity like trying to adapt to a fixed resource. This is a matter of integrity and common sense.
However, if we keep spending money we don't have, borrowing it from other nations and our children's grandchildren, we’re setting an appalling example to the American people. We are cultivating an environment where we ignore the very real fact that our actions have consequences. And, because financial independence precedes sovereignty, we are ransoming our kids sovereignty as a nation.
The author of Proverbs phrases it this way: The borrower is slave to the lender.
Quarreling amongst ourselves about where we spend money that's not even in our possession to begin with is just peeing in the wind with an open mouth. It's solving one problem while simultaneously creating another, messier one.
In summary, balance our budget now or I'm voting for your opponent.
End of rant.