Tag: defense spending
The U.S. already spends more on military than the next seven countries – China, Saudi Arabia, Russia, the U.K., India, France, and Japan – combined.
The president apparently wants to put the U.S. on a permanent war footing to sustain his unpopular presidency.
The White House is hoping that Congress will approve of a $54 billion boost to Pentagon coffers.
$596 billion was spent on the military in 2015 and Republicans are looking to increase the defense budget even more.
In a comprehensive new survey, most voters favored a decrease of at least $12 billion in the Pentagon’s spending and called for killing some costly military programs.
The U.S. government has angered many countries because of their long history of highly aggressive military actions, but there seems to be no plan of stopping. It would be smart to listen to the other countries and simmer down in the military department before it is too late.
The U.S. and its citizens are inundated with massive debt as a nation, government, and society. It seems like an impossibility to get this issue under control, especially when a majority of funding goes directly to endless wars.