County Will Not Fare Well After a DOD Downsizing

Hi Yupette,

If you are not concerned about the effects of DOD downsizing you should be. The County's "tax, borrow, and spend" fiscal irresponsibility is the result of vastly increased local federal spending for warfighting, homeland security, and national security. Obviously, Arlington's "decision makers" believe that the feds will go on spending trillions in the same manner for decades. But that is foolish thinking. The federal government has ignored civilian infrastructure needs for more than a decade. And the Feds can't keep borrowing $500 billion a year for much longer. Arlington should brace itself for at least a 10% reduction in local federal spending.

Larry - 22207