There are currenlty 963 Admirals and Generals commissioned in the armed forces... each with a palatial house on base, servants, drivers, private C-40 jet and private chefs. Their entourage usually costs the tax payers 1 million dollars annually. There has been a 12% in Generals/admirals increase in the past decade, and at one time the military command structure was descriped as a pyramid and now it is described as a skyscraper. The line between general/admiral and defense contractor is often blurred, and upon retirement they just move to another office dealing with the contracts that they wrote.. The Military is budgeted for over 500 million dollars for bands alone, imagine the legacy costs?? The military operates 234 golf courses around the world a undisclosed costs, however it is known that the US owns a golf course in South Korea valued at $26 million... Simple fix, close the golf courses, make arrangements with local golf course for reduced rates.. The US Maintains over 700 bases world wide, all of which have to be supplied an staffed... not including the 4100+ bases and military installations that are in use in the US.. 57 Bases in Britain 287 in Germany 89 in Italy 106 in South Korea 130 in Japan 31 in Guam The military budget is consuming something like 60% of our budget that we know of... Military Madness is ruining our country, and the choice is to take away from seniors..