Cutting too deeply on carrier battle groups is a very dangerous move. We have a very different situation than we have had in the past - we need movable airfields. We also need a Naval force that can operate near shore for special ops and Marines.
I do agree there is a lot of waste in the military, but this terrible waste exist throughout government. We need someone who will take an axe to wasteful spending. The Congress sure aas hell won't act aggressivley on the problem.