jasonQ42 Wrote:
Dec 03, 2012 9:51 PM
I believe the point here is that in so far that spending on the war in Afghanistan is already factored into future budget projections, then not spending that money will "save" money relative to those projections. So, for example, if spending on the "new wars" you are hypothesizing about was included in the calculation of future deficits, then money could indeed be "saved" relative to those calculations by not starting those wars, thus decreasing the expected deficit. I don't see how that qualifies as a "ridiculous" accounting method.